Bookstores in the United States that Specialize in Black Literature

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Underground Books
2814 35th Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Owner/Proprietor: “Mother Rose”
Phone: 916-737-3333
Store Hours: Tues - Fri 12:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Opened: 2002

Underground Books opened in the summer of 2003 and is the literary hub of Oak Park. Since the closing of the only library in Oak Park in the 1970’s, it became the mission of St. HOPE founder, Kevin Johnson, to ensure that the students and the community had access to books. As part of the larger 40 Acres Cultural Center, Underground Books is a nonprofit under St. HOPE and has become a gathering place for neighborhood residents.

Managed and operated by Georgia “Mother Rose” West (shown in the video below), the bookstore has proudly become a well-known pillar in the Oak Park community.

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