Bookstores in the United States that Specialize in Black Literature

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104 1/2 W 39th St
Kansas City, MO 64111

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Owner/Proprietor: Cori Smith, The Local Book Pusher
Phone: 816-945-7736
Store Hours: 12 to 5 p.m.
Opened: 2023

Coming December 2023

BLK + BRWN. is a Black-woman protected space that has a mission to create safe spaces for us and by us, amplify Black and Brown storytelling, and provide access and support for community. Our store is also a smart bookstore that infuses technology into the way we experience literature.

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