Bookstores in the United States that Specialize in Black Literature

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6 Bookstores Found in Michigan


Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center

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Click for Map214 W. Michigan Ave
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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Profile Page for: Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center
Store Hours: Mon - Sat: 11:00 a.m. &ndash - 5:00 p.m., Closed Sun
Owner/Proprietor: Kip Johnson and Carlos Franklin
Phone: (734) 961-7376
Stored Opened in: 2013
CULTIVATE THE MIND REJUVENATE THE BODY
Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center Information Updated: 2020-06-07

Detroit Book City

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Click for Map24361 Greenfield Rd, Ste. 305
Southfield, MI 48075

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Profile Page for: Detroit Book City
Store Hours: Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Sun: Closed
Owner/Proprietor: Janeice & Reginald Haynes
Phone: (248) 993-3844
Stored Opened in: 2016
Detroit Book City is a small independent brick-n-mortar bookstore. We sell new & used books including local Detroit and Afrocentric interests.

Detroit Book City is also the host of the African-American Family Book Expo
Detroit Book City Information Updated: 2020-11-19

Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe

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Highland Park, MI 48203

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Store Hours: Mon - Wed: 10 am - 6 pm, Thu: 10 am - 6 pm, 9 pm - 12 am, Fri - Sat: 10 am - 6 pm
Owner/Proprietor: Nandi
Phone: (313) 865-1288
Stored Opened in: 0000

Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe Information Updated: 2020-11-18

Shrine of the Black Madonna (Detroit)

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Click for Map13535 Livernois Ave
Detroit, MI 48238

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Profile Page for: Shrine of the Black Madonna (Detroit)
Store Hours: Fri & Sat 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Nkenge Bishop Abi
Phone: 313-491-0777
Stored Opened in: 1978

As of September 2021, the Bookstore is temporarily closed, but will reopen.


Shrine of the Black Madonna (Detroit) Information Updated: 2021-09-15

Socialight Society

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Click for Map5454 W. Saginaw Hwy., Suite 425
Lansing, MI 48917

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Profile Page for: Socialight Society
Store Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Nyshell Lawrence
Phone: 517-243-4357
Stored Opened in: 2022

Socialight Society is a local independent bookshop, celebrating Black women and Black literature. We curate classic, contemporary, and children’s titles predominately authored by women of color, who often lack representation in traditional bookstores.


Socialight Society Information Updated: 2022-05-04

Source Booksellers

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Click for Map4240 Cass Ave Suite 105
Detroit, MI 48201

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Store Hours: Mon - Fri: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m, Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Janet Jones
Phone: 313-832-1155
Stored Opened in: 1989
A Unique Niche of Non-fiction Since 1989
Source Booksellers Information Updated: 2014-06-03

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