Bookstores in the United States that Specialize in Black Literature

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6 Bookstores Found in Virginia


Books and Crannies


Books and Crannies

Click for Map50 E Church St Ste 4
Martinsville, VA 24112

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Store Hours: Tue – Sat 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: DeShanta Hairston
Phone: 276-403-4380
Stored Opened in: 2016
Black woman owned bookstore with a wide array of genres and authors.
Books and Crannies Information Updated: 2020-06-24

Harambee Books and Artworks


Harambee Books and Artworks

Click for Map1132 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Phone: 703-299-2591
Stored Opened in: 2016
Harambee Books & Artworks, an independent bookstore based in Old Town of Alexandria VA, serves the Washington DC metropolitan area with a wide selection of best-selling books, exclusive artworks, and fashionable apparels. Harambee Books & Artworks is also the host of the Ujamaa Book Festival
Harambee Books and Artworks Information Updated: 2018-02-05

House of Consciousness


House of Consciousness

Click for Map633 West 35th Street
Norfolk, VA 23508

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Store Hours: Mon - Sat: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Sun: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Phone: 757-314-1943
Stored Opened in: 1986

House of Consciousness Information Updated: 2015-03-17

Positive Vibes


Positive Vibes

Click for Map6220 B Indian River Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

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Store Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Sun 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: A Partnership
Phone: 757-523-1399
Stored Opened in: 1992
Afrikan Literature, Books Art & Accessories
Positive Vibes Information Updated: 2014-03-19

Timbuktu Bookstore


Timbuktu Bookstore

Click for Map3601 East Ocean View Avenue, Unit C.
Norfolk, VA 23518

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Store Hours: Friday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sat. & Sunday. 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.
Owner/Proprietor: Bro. Furqaan S. Ali
Phone: 757-374-4591
Stored Opened in: 2003
Knowledge is the Only Weapon You Need
Timbuktu Bookstore Information Updated: 2014-04-06

Urban Moon Books: The Indie Author Outlet


Urban Moon Books: The Indie Author Outlet

Click for MapChesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23321

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Store Hours: Monday - Friday: 1pm - 9pm, Saturday 10am - 9pm?, Sunday: 12pm - 6pm
Owner/Proprietor: Fanita Pendleton
Phone: 757-465-3858
Stored Opened in: 2016
Urban Moon Books: The Indie Author Outlet
Urban Moon Books: The Indie Author Outlet Information Updated: 2016-05-26

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