Black Owned Bookstores in the United States

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11 Other Bookstores That Specialize in Black Literature


1 – Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore
13197 Gladstone Ave. Unit A
Sylmar, CA 91342
Owner/Proprietor: Non-for-Profit
Phone: 818-939-3433
Email: tiachuchabookstore@gmail.com
Opened in: 2001
Last updated: 2014-03-19 (133)

2 – National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave NW
District of Columbia, DC 20560
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: (202) 633-1000
Email: info@si.edu
Opened in: 2016
Last updated: 2017-01-04 (170)

3 – Howard University Bookstore
2225 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20059
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 202-238-2640
Email: customerservice@hubookstore.com
Opened in: 2000
Last updated: 2014-03-19 (83)

4 – Library of Congress, Library
110 Independence Ave
Washington, DC 20540
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 202-707-9779
Email: www.loc.gov/rr/askalib/
Opened in: 0000
Last updated: 2014-03-19 (84)

5 – Martin Luther King Library
901 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Owner/Proprietor: Michelle Casto
Phone: 202-727-0321
Email: mlkjrlibrary@dc.gov
Opened in: 1972
Last updated: 2014-03-19 (85)

6 – National Archives NECA, Library Rm. 2380
8601 Adelphi Rd.
College Park, MD 207345
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 301-837-2000
Email:
Opened in: 1996
Last updated: 2014-03-19 (37)

7 – Jumel Terrace Books
426 W. 160th St.
New York, NY 10032
Owner/Proprietor: Kurt Thometz
Phone: 212-928-9525
Email: kurt@kurtthometz.com
Opened in: 2004
Last updated: 2014-03-19 (122)

8 – Schomburg Center for Research Into Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10037-1801
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: (212) 491-2206
Email:
Opened in: 1926
Last updated: 2014-03-19 (3)

9 – The Studio Museum of Harlem
144 West 125th St.
New York, NY 10027
Owner/Proprietor:
Phone: 212-864-4500
Email: pr@studiomuseum.org
Opened in: 1968
Last updated: 2014-03-19 (59)

10 – Word Up: Community Bookshop - Libreria Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032
Owner/Proprietor: Veronica Liu
Phone: (347) 688-4456
Email:
Opened in: 2013
Last updated: 2014-03-19 (129)

11 – Revolution Books
437 Malcolm X Blvd/Lenox Ave.
New York,, NY 10037
Owner/Proprietor: Not-for-Profit
Phone: 212-691-3345
Email: revbooksnyc@yahoo.com
Opened in: 1978
Last updated: 2015-11-11 (128)

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