Bookstores in the United States that Specialize in Black LiteratureAdd a Black-owned bookstore to this list. Read about AALBC’s Founder’s favorite 10 Bookstores.
13 Bookstores Found in New York
Becoming Gods Answer Bookstore
Store Hours: Tu - Fr 11 a.m. - 7p.m., Sa 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sun 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 2:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Carla Brown - Chief Operating Officer
Stored Opened in: 0000
"Your Christian Resource Specialist"
Becoming Gods Answer Bookstore Information Updated: 2014-03-19
Blenheim Hill Books
Owner/Proprietor: Cheryl Clarke Barbara Balliet &
Stored Opened in: 2005
Blenheim Hill Books Information Updated: 2017-03-10
Cafe con Libros
Store Hours: Tue to Fri 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sun 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Kalima DeSuze
Stored Opened in: 2017
Cafe con Libros (coffee with books) is an intersectional Feminist community bookstore and coffee shop. Through our choice of books, programming and great coffee, we endeavor to create a vibrant community space where everyone; specifically female identified folx, feel centered, affirmed and celebrated.
Cafe con Libros Information Updated: 2018-02-02
Store Hours: Tue - Thu: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Fri - Sat: 10:30 am - 8:30 am, Sun: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Owner/Proprietor: Grandma Dawn
Phone: (212) 360-6776
Stored Opened in: 2009
Harlem's Premier Children's Book and Toy Store
Grandma’s Place Information Updated: 2015-01-25
Jumel Terrace Books
Store Hours: By Appointment Only
Owner/Proprietor: Kurt Thometz
Stored Opened in: 2004
Jumel Terrace Books Information Updated: 2014-03-19
Mood Makers Books & Art Gallery Village Gate Square
Store Hours: Mon - Sat 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Closed Sun
Stored Opened in: 1994
Mood Makers Books & Art Gallery Village Gate Square Information Updated: 2014-03-19
Store Hours: Mon - Sun 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Stored Opened in: 1978
Grand Opening Benefit Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 Scientific and poetic, wrangling and visionary, Revolution Books is at the center of building a movement for revolution.
Revolution Books Information Updated: 2015-11-11
Schomburg Center for Research Into Black Culture
Store Hours: Mon 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Tues - Thur 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Fri - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
Phone: (212) 491-2206
Stored Opened in: 1926
Books Located in the Library's Gift Shop
Schomburg Center for Research Into Black Culture Information Updated: 2014-03-19
Sister’s Uptown Bookstore
Store Hours: Mon - Fri: 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sat: 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Janifer P. Wilson
Stored Opened in: 2000
African-centered, homework help, internet, lectures, sign language classes, spoken word poetry, theatrical productions, yoga
Sister’s Uptown Bookstore Information Updated: 2014-03-19
The Lit. Bar
Store Hours: Sun & Mon 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tues through Sat 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Noëlle Santos
Phone: (347) 955-3610
Stored Opened in: 2019
The Lit. Bar Information Updated: 2019-08-02
The Studio Museum of Harlem
Store Hours: Thurs - Fri 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Stored Opened in: 1968
The Studio Museum of Harlem Information Updated: 2014-03-19
Word Up: Community Bookshop - Libreria Comunitaria
Store Hours: Tues - Fri 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sat 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sun 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Veronica Liu
Phone: (347) 688-4456
Stored Opened in: 2013
Word Up: Community Bookshop - Libreria Comunitaria Information Updated: 2014-03-19
Store Hours: 12:00 - 4:00 pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and SaturdaysKenneth and Sharon Holley
Owner/Proprietor: Kenneth and Sharon Holley
Phone: (716) 903-6740
Stored Opened in: 2012
Specialize in books by and about people of African descent.
Zawadi Books Information Updated: 2020-11-25
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