Bookstores in the United States that Specialize in Black Literature

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Zawadi Books
1382 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14208

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Owner/Proprietor: Kenneth and Sharon Holley
Phone: (716) 903-6740
Store Hours: 12:00 - 4:00 pm on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Opened: 1976

Sharon and Kenneth Holley opened Harambee Books and Crafts (renamed Zawadi Books in 2010) around 1976 in Buffalo, NY. Zawadi means “gift” in Swahili, one of the purposes of the products we carry. Our mission is to provide the community with a bookstore that specializes in books and materials that are by and about people of African descent.

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