Bookstores in the United States that Specialize in Black Literature

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11 Bookstores Found in Maryland


Cartel Cafe & Books Store


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Click for Map5011 Indian Head Highway
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

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Store Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: T. Styles
Phone: 240 724-7225
Stored Opened in: 2008
We sell the latest books and old school candies and treats!
Cartel Cafe & Books Store Information Updated: 2014-03-19

Everyone’s Place


Everyone’s Place

Click for Map1356 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

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Store Hours: Mon - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Phone: 410-728-0877
Stored Opened in: 1986

Everyone’s Place Information Updated: 2014-03-19

Expressions Books and Frames


Expressions Books and Frames

Click for Map222 N Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Phone: (410) 783-0195
Stored Opened in: 0000
Located right across the street from Lexington Market.
Expressions Books and Frames Information Updated: 0000-00-00

Jay Books


Jay Books

Click for Map400 W Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Stored Opened in: 0000
Located at the Lexington Market
Jay Books Information Updated: 2016-05-13

Loyalty Books


Loyalty Books

Click for Map823 Ellsworth Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Store Hours: Closed Mondays; Tues-Thur 11-8; Fri 11-9; Sat 9-9; Sun 11-8
Owner/Proprietor: Hannah Oliver Depp
Phone: 443-466-6773
Stored Opened in: 2019
Loyalty is an Independent Bookstore serving Petworth, DC and Silver Spring, MD with diverse literature for adults and children as well as unique and locally created gift items.
Loyalty Books Information Updated: 2020-04-17

MasterWorks Books


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Click for Map2703 Curry Drive
Adelphi, MD 20783

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Phone: 301-422-2168
Stored Opened in: 2000
Unable to determine if store is still operational as of March 21, 2014.
MasterWorks Books Information Updated: 2014-03-21

National Archives NECA, Library Rm. 2380


National Archives NECA, Library Rm. 2380

Click for Map8601 Adelphi Rd.
College Park, MD 207345

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Store Hours: Research Hrs: Mon - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Closed Sun and Federal Holidays
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Phone: 301-837-2000
Stored Opened in: 1996

National Archives NECA, Library Rm. 2380 Information Updated: 2014-03-19

Silver Spring Books


Silver Spring Books

Click for Map938 Bonifant Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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Store Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 10:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sat, Sun 10:30 to 5:00 p.m. (closed Tues)
Owner/Proprietor: Cynthia Parker
Phone: 301-587-7484
Stored Opened in: 0000
New, Used, Out of Print, and Collectible Books
Silver Spring Books Information Updated: 2015-12-06

Urban Knowledge Bookstore


Urban Knowledge Bookstore

Click for Map3731 Branch Avenue
Temple Hills, MD 20748

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Store Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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Phone: (301) 702-0717
Stored Opened in: 0000
Located at Iverson Mall in Temple Hills, Maryland
Urban Knowledge Bookstore Information Updated: 2016-05-13

Vision Christian Bookstore


Vision Christian Bookstore

Click for Map10398 Piscataway Road
Clinton, MD 20735

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Store Hours: Mon - Fri 11 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sunday - Closed
Owner/Proprietor: Robert & Cheryl Woodard
Phone: 301-234-0035
Stored Opened in: 2011
The Vision Christian Store is a place to come for products that will enhance your relationship with God and where we have lots of fun, fellowship and a Tuesday evening Bible Study
Vision Christian Bookstore Information Updated: 2017-12-21

Wisdom Book Center


Wisdom Book Center

Click for Map5116 Liberty Heights Ave.
Gwynn Oak, MD 21207

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Store Hours: Wed-Fri: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Sat: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner/Proprietor: Bro. Tehuti & Bro. Elliot
Phone: (410) 664-1946
Stored Opened in: 1997

Wisdom Book Center Information Updated: 2016-01-27

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