10 Black-Owned Online Bookstores to Support While at Home
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10 Black-Owned Online Bookstores to Support While at Home

What better way to be productive while staying indoors than supporting Black businesses. Books are great to help stimulate your brain and keep your thoughts off the craziness happening in the world. With that said, now is the perfect time to crack open those books collecting dust on your shelves.

While many of us are social distancing, online shopping makes it much easier for us to get everything we want and need. If you need some new additions to your book collections, check out these Black-owned online bookstores below.

Uncle Bobbies

While the Philadelphia-based bookstore has temporarily closed its physical store, Uncle Bobbies is offering customers the chance to shop for books and audiobooks through their IndieLite and Libro.fm accounts. The bookstore has also set up a GoFundMe to provide financial relief for their staff as they remain closed.

Key Bookstore

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The Key Bookstore offers a fully interactive bookstore experience for consumers engaging them through connection, interaction, events, and savings. Key Bookstore puts its focus on readers following their motto of “divine liberation one page at a time.”

Mahogany Books

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The long-awaited, inspirational guide to life for a generation of black British women inspired to make lemonade out of lemons, and find success in every area of their lives. From education to work to dating, this inspirational, honest and provocative book recognises and celebrates the strides black women have already made, while providing practical advice for those who want to do the same and forge a better, visible future. Illustrated with stories from best friends @elizabethuviebinene and @yomi.adegoke own lives, and using interviews with dozens of the most successful black women in Britain – including BAFTA Award-winning director Amma Asante, British Vogue publisher Vanessa Kingori and Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis – Slay In Your Lane is essential reading for a generation of black women inspired to find success in every area of their lives. . . #mahoganybooks #blackbooksmatter #slayinyourlane #blackandbritish

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Mahogany Books’ online store is still open for business even as their physical location is temporarily closed. The D.C. -based bookstore is an independent business that fully supports social entrepreneurship. Their mission is dedicated to meeting the needs of readers “in search of books written for, by, or about people of the African Diaspora.”

Semicolon Bookstore

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‘I remember that I'm invisible and walk softly so as not awake the sleeping ones. Sometimes it is best not to awaken them; there are few things in the world as dangerous as sleepwalkers.’⁣~Ralph Ellison ⁣ Happy Saturday, bookworms! We truly cannot wait to have y’all back in the store with us ?. The Semicolon team has been doing a ton of reading, thinking, planning, and more reading! ⁣ ⁣ What was a poignant line from a book that really changed how you view the world around you? We’re gonna take a few of your faves and add them to our store decor since we’ll be implementing some updates to the space next week ???⁣ ⁣ Read, rest, and be great! ✨?⁣ ⁣ #SemicolonChi #BlackBookstores

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As Chicago’s only Black woman-owned independent bookstore and gallery space, Semicolon Bookstore aims to create a welcoming space for all readers. Although they’ve temporarily closed their doors in compliance with social distancing, they’ve asked customers to continue to support them by shopping through their online store with an added ten percent discount.

Hakim’s Bookstore

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Hakim’s Bookstore is another Philadelphia-based business extending its online services to readers during this time. The bookstore specializes in African-American history stressing the importance of Black people understanding and establishing their cultural identities. They encourage people to support all Black businesses during this time any way they can.

Harriet’s Bookshop

Harriet’s Bookshop is an independent bookstore and creative space dedicated to celebrating women writers, artists, and activists. The newly-opened bookstore is adjusting to being a temporary online business, but their store is offering an extensive collection of female authors.

Ashay At The Bay

Ashay At The Bay serves as the Bay Area’s #1 Black children’s bookstore specializing in African American and multi-cultural books. Their online collection features tons of diverse books and stories for children.

The Lit Bar

The Lit Bar is the only bookstore serving the Bronx community creating a haven for reading, social interaction, and intellectual visibility. The premiere bookstore and wine bar for Bronx residents, while temporarily closed, is still allowing customers to shop for their essential books through their online store.

AfriWare Books

AfriWare Books has been serving the community for almost 20 years providing a platform to highlight authors, artists, and activists who inspire a sense of cultural pride. Following COVID-19 orders, they’ve since switched to a new business model to accommodate online book orders for customers.

DTR 360 Books

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DTR 360 Books is an online bookstore for both books and other forms of knowledge of every genre appealing to all customers. Their company philosophy is built on information, communication, and education catering to Black readers everywhere.

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