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23 Black-owned bookstores across North America



Semicolon Bookstore

Looking to support Black-owned businesses while expanding your library? We are thrilled to bring to you our collection of 23 highly-rated Black-owned bookshops across the U.S.

From The Lit Bar in the Bronx to Reparations Club in Los Angeles, the Black-owned bookshop community is growing and thriving. Many offer highly-curated book recommendations and online shipping options. So, let’s commit to ditch the mega-online retailers and support a small business when getting our “lit” on!

And did you know that Yelp launched a searchable attribute in 2020 that allows businesses to self-identify as Black-owned? This new attribute makes it easier for consumers who want to be intentional about supporting Black-owned businesses to find them. 

Click on each photo to visit their Yelp Page directly.

We’re excited to share with you a Collection so you can sort by distance and read reviews of these great Black-owned bookstores across the U.S.!

Note: Many businesses have been affected by COVID-19, and certain services, facilities, and amenities may be altered. Always check official business updates before your visit.