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28 Black Owned Bookstores You Should Know

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The number of Black owned bookstores has declined significantly since 1999. That year, there were reportedly more than 325. But, by 2012 had dropped to about 50.  In 2017, the number rose to about 70. We’d like to acknowledge some of the stores that are still going strong. Black Owned Bookstores Hakim’s Bookstore (Philadelphia, PA) Everyone’s Place…

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This Black Owned Bookstore is Tapping Into An Unmet Need

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EyeSeeMe is a Black owned bookstore that specializes in promoting positive African American Images, Academic Excellence, and Cultural Pride. At this University City, MO based bookstore, young people of color can crack open a book and see themselves as doctors, superheroes, historical figures and even princesses. Jeffrey and Pamela Blair are the co-owners. Jeffrey said…

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Black Books Matter: Children’s Books Celebrating Black Boys

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Each year, there are more children’s books published about animals than Black people. Black people have historically been, and continue to be, underrepresented, misrepresented, or invisible in children’s literature. Black male characters are even less visible, and even fewer still, are books reflecting positive and empowered depictions of Black boys. The Conscious Kid Library curated this…

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