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Marcus Books is in danger of closing its doors forever. That is, if it doesn't get funding.

 

The San Francisco Bay Area bookstore billed as the oldest black-owned independent bookstore in the United States had to close its doors due to the Coronavirus pandemic. To cover ongoing operating expenses and costs, Folasade Adesanya set up a fundraiser in April - with a $200,000 goal. So far, the team has raised half and are reaching out for help to meet the goal.

 

Drs. Raye and Julian Richardson founded Marcus Books in 1960 and named it after the freedom fighter and publisher Marcus Garvey. The Marcus Books family say in their appeal for funding, "At Marcus Books, "Black" is not a subject, a single month, or a niche; it is the universe. "Black" is not just history; it is the present and the future."

 

To donate and preserve black history - visit gofundme.com "Marcus Books Anniversary Fundraiser"

 

https://www.gofundme.com/f/marcus-books-anniversary-fundraiser

Edited by Mel Hopkins
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Yeah I recently described Marus as my favorite book store.  They do not sell coffee and danish, but they had tables of books and people who were willing to talk about the books and culture.  The books they carried were not in any of the chain store or white run independents. They were one of the few stores of the type left in the country.

 

There are a number of stores with online campaigns. The local community needs to step up. -- they are the ones who will lose the most if these stores fail. 

 

@Mel Hopkins maybe Google will save them too 😉

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