Black-Owned Bookstores to Support Right Now (and Always)

This directory is regularly updated to reflect new stores. Last update: 5/10/2022

Being an antiracist reader means not only educating ourselves, but also paying attention to the institutions we support financially. Check out this directory of Black-owned bookstores to get started (you can also use our bookstore finder).

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Note: Stores listed with Storefronts below are partner stores—meaning that when you purchase audiobooks from their Storefront, it directly supports their bookstore. The map above shows Black-owned partner stores, while the list below is more comprehensive.

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United States




Ashay By the Bay  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Vallejo, CA

Carol’s Books
Sacramento, CA

Chukaruka  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Fontana, CA Storefront

D3 Comic Book Spot  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Richmond, CA

Eclectuals  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Lakewood, CA Storefront

Eso Won Bookstore  Instagram logo  Twitter logo
Los Angeles, CA Storefront

Legendary Coffee and Books  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Stockton, CA

Malik Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Los Angeles, CA Storefront

Marcus Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo
Oakland, CA Storefront

MiJa Books  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Lakewood, CA Storefront

Old Capitol Books  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Monterey, CA

Reparations Club  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Los Angeles, CA Storefront

The Salt Eaters Bookshop  Instagram logo
Los Angeles, CA

Shades of Afrika  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Long Beach, CA & Corona, CA

Underground Books  Instagram logo
Sacramento, CA

Word of Life Christian Bookstores  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Los Angeles, CA


Tattered Cover  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Denver, CO Storefront


Burgundy Books  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Old Saybrook, CT

Key Bookstore  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Hartford, CT Storefront

People Get Ready  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
New Haven, CT Storefront

Reader’s Block LLC  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Stratford, CT Storefront


MeJah Books Inc.  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Claymont, DE

District of Columbia

Loyalty Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo
Washington, DC Storefront

Mahogany Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Washington, DC Storefront

Solid State Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Washington, DC Storefront


Cultured Books  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
St. Petersburg, FL Storefront

DARE Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Longwood, FL

Eden Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Chiefland, FL Storefront

Kizzy’s Books & More  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Winter Garden, FL

Pyramid Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Boynton Beach, FL Storefront

Sankofa Essential Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Tallahassee, FL Storefront


Book Boutique  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Atlanta, GA

The Book Worm Bookstore  Instagram logo  Twitter logo
Powder Springs, GA Storefront

Covenant Christian Bookstore  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Lilburn, GA

For Keeps Bookstore  Instagram logo
Atlanta, GA

Good Books  Instagram logo
Atlanta, GA

House Of Pages Bookstore  Instagram logo  Twitter logo
Peachtree Corners, GA Storefront

The Listening Tree  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Decatur, GA

Medu Bookstore  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Atlanta, GA

Nubian Bookstore  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Morrow, GA

Scribes & Vibes  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Conyers, GA Storefront


Afriware Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Maywood, IL Storefront

Da Book Joint  Instagram logo  Twitter logo
Chicago, IL Storefront

Frontline Bookstore  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Chicago, IL

Lushena Bookstore
Chicago, IL


Brainlair Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
South Bend, IN Storefront


The Soul Book Nook LLC.  Facebook logo
Waterloo, IN


Aya Coffee + Books  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Kansas City, KS Storefront

Bliss Books & Wine  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Kansas City, KS Storefront


Akoma Books
Evansville, IN

Wild Fig Coffee & Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Lexington, KY


Community Book Center  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
New Orleans, LA


Everyone’s Place Bookstore  Facebook logo
Baltimore, MD

Red Emma’s  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Baltimore, MD Storefront

Wisdom Book Center  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Gwynn Oak, MD


Frugal Bookstore  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Roxbury, MA

Susie’s Stories  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Rockport, MA Storefront


Comma Bookstore  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Flint, MI

Detroit Book City  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Detroit, MI Storefront

Nandi’s Knowledge Cafe  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Highland Park, MI

we are LIT  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Grand Rapids, MI Storefront

27th Letter Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Detroit, MI Storefront


Black Garnet Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo
Minneapolis, MN Storefront


Marshall’s Music and Book Store
Jackson, MS – 601-355-5335


Redux Society  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Kansas City, MO Storefront

Progressive Emporium & Education Center  Facebook logo
St. Louis, MO

Willa’s Books & Vinyl  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Kansas City, MO


New Jersey

La Unique Books
Camden, NJ

Source of Knowledge  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Newark, NJ Storefront

New York

Blenheim Hill Books  Facebook logo
Hobart, NY

Bronx Bound Books  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Mobile Bookstore Storefront

Café Con Libros  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Brooklyn, NY Storefront

The Lit. Bar  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
The Bronx, NY Storefront

Kulture Cafe  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Harriman, NY Storefront

Sisters Uptown  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
New York City, NY Storefront

Zawadi Books  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Buffalo, NY

North Carolina

Liberation Station  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Durham, NC

Rofhiwa Book Café  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Durham, NC


Black Art Plus  Facebook logo
Columbus, OH

A Cultural Exchange
Cleveland, OH

Smith and Hannon Bookstore  Facebook logo
Cincinnati, OH


Nappy Roots Books  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Oklahoma City, OK



Amalgram  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Philadelphia, PA

Baby Word Play  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Philadelphia, PA

The Black Reserve Bookstore  Facebook logo
Landsdale, PA

Books & Stuff  Facebook logo
Philadelphia, PA

Hakim’s Bookstore  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Philadelphia, PA

Heart & Soul Books  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Harrisburg, PA (currently online)) Storefront

The Black Reserve Bookstore  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Landsville, PA

The Tiny Bookstore  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Pittsburgh, PA Storefront

Uncle Bobbie’s Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Philadelphia, PA Storefront

South Carolina

Turning Page Bookshop  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Goose Creek, SC Storefront


DeMoir Books & Things  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Memphis, TN


Beauty & Brains Books  Facebook logo
Houston, TX Storefront

The Dock Bookshop  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Fort Worth, TX Storefront

Enda’s Booktique  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Duncanville, TX Storefront


Books and Crannies  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Martinsville, VA Storefront

Harambee Books & Artworks  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Alexandria, VA

Positive Vibes  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Virginia Beach, VA


L.E.M.S. Bookstore
Seattle, WA

Parable Books  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Tacoma, WA Storefront


The Itty Bitty Bookstore  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Stoughton, WI


A Different Booklist  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Toronto, Ontario

Knowledge Bookstore  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Brampton, Ontario Storefront

Librairie Racines  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Montreal, Quebec

Tracy Bookshop  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Storefront


AkooBooks  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Accra, Greater Accra Storefront

U.S. Virgin Islands

Undercover Books and Gifts  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
Christiansted, Virgin Islands Storefront

Online + Pop-up

Beyond This February Storefront

CLASS Bookstore  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Houston, TX Storefront

Eclectuals  Instagram logo  Twitter logo  Facebook logo
Lakewood, CA Storefront

Redwood Books  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
South Florida Storefront

SOA Co.  Instagram logo  Facebook logo
*supporting Houston, TX authors Storefront

Stone Catcher Books  Instagram logo  Facebook logo Storefront

*pop-ups in Greenville, SC

If we’re missing any black-owned bookstores or need corrections on what’s posted above, please let us know in the comments.

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Claire Handscombe is a British writer who moved to Washington, DC, in 2012, ostensibly to study for an MFA in Creative Writing, but really, let’s be honest, because of an obsession with The West Wing. She is the host of the Brit Lit Podcast, a monthly show about news and views from UK books and publishing; the author of Unscripted, a novel about a young woman with a celebrity crush and a determined plan; and the editor of Walk With Us: How The West Wing Changed Our Lives.

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