Extra Recs: Black-Owned Bookstores

Resources to order from this month's list.

Hi again, folks!

Sorry for the double email, but this morning I woke up to this weeklong initiative encouraging people to buy Black books. It made me realize that I only gave you recs, without resources for where to buy them. So if you weren’t already aware, here are some great Black-owned bookstores to order from. I’ve kept it to cities I’ve lived in or near, in the hopes that that covers most of you—and if you live elsewhere, I hope you’ll do a quick search to support your local store.

Los Angeles*

  • Eso Won Books (I’ve recently been ordering from here and highly recommend)

New York



St. Louis



Image: Mahogany Books

*While not Black-owned, I also want to shout out my former employer The Ripped Bodice for being strong on representation and challenging biases about queer and “women’s” lit.

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