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Spotlight on South LA’s Eso Won Books


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“Co-owner James Fugate reflects on his evolution as a bookseller and how Eso Won came to be the city's unofficial literary headquarters for Black writing. “

 

And for inquiring minds he shares the meaning of the bookstore’s name.  

 

Listen here - Source: The RunDown | Reporter: Neyat Yohannes

 

 

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Yeah James is an iconic figure in the Book industry.  It is hard to believe it is the ONLY Black owned bookstore in Los Angeles, CA -- a city of more than 400K Black people.... Then again NYC have 5 times that many Black people and only has one general interest Black owned bookstore too (if you don't count church book stores).

 

@Cynique james was the Black Pack Party in Chicago that you attended.

 

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