Black Owned Bookstores

This space serves as a listing of physical Black owned bookstores in the United States. This list is organized by state and then by city. Please note that many bookstores are closed to the public due to COVID-19 but are still accepting orders online and/or are open to pick ups. See a physical bookstore missing? Email us with the name of the store and a link to the store’s official website.

Arizona

  • Delaware
    • MeJah Books, Inc.
      • Address: 2083 Philadelphia Pike Claymont, De 19703
      • Phone: (302) 793-3424
      • Hours: Sunday: Closed, Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-8pm
      • Twitter: N/A
      • Instagram: @mejahbooks
      • Facebook: MeJah-Books

Kentucky

  • Louisiana
    • Between the Lines
      • Address: 242 Government St Climbing Wall, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
      • Phone: (225) 389-6392
      • Hours: Sunday-Wednesday: Closed, Thursday-Friday: 4:30-6:30pm, Saturday: 12:30-6:30pm
      • Twitter: N/A
      • Instagram: @btlbookstore1
      • Facebook: btlbookstore1
    • Community Book Center
      • Address: 2523 Bayou Rd New Orleans, LA 70119
      • Phone: (504) 948-7323
      • Hours: Sunday: Closed, Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm
      • Twitter: N/A
      • Instagram: @readcbc
      • Facebook: readcbc

  • Nebraska
    • Aframerican Bookstore
      • Address: 3226 Lake Street Omaha, NE 68111
      • Phone: (402) 455-9200
      • Hours: Sunday: Closed / Monday, Tuesday, Friday 10am-5pm / Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday 10am-6pm
      • Twitter: N/A
      • Instagram: N/A
      • Facebook: Aframerican-Book-Store

  • New York
    • Cafe con Libros
    • The Lit Bar
      • Address: 131 Alexander Avenue (between 134th Street & Bruckner Boulevard) Bronx, New York 10454
      • Phone: (347) 955-3610
      • Hours: Sunday: 12-6pm, Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Thursday 12-6pm, Friday-Saturday 12-7pm
      • Twitter: @thelitbar
      • Instagram: @thelitbar
      • Facebook: thelitbar
    • Zawadi Books
      • Address: 1382 Jefferson Ave Buffalo, NY 14208
      • Phone: 716) 903-6740
      • Hours: Sunday-Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday-Friday 12-4pm, Saurday: Closed
      • Twitter: N/A
      • Instagram: @zawadibooks
      • Facebook: Zawadi-Books
    • Blenheim Hill Books
      • Address: 698 Main Street Hobart, New York 13788
      • Phone: (607) 538-9222
      • Hours: Memorial Day-Columbus Day: Daily 11am-5pm, Columbus Day-Memorial Day: Weekends 11am-5pm
      • Twitter: N/A
      • Instagram: @blenheimhillbooks
      • Facebook: BlenheimHillbooks
    • Grandma’s Place
      • Address: 84 W 120th St New York, NY 10027
      • Phone: (212) 360-6776
      • Hours: Sunday: 10am-7pm, Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Wednesday 11am-7pm, Thursday: 11am-8pm, Friday: 11am-9pm, Saturday: 10am-8pm
      • Twitter: @GrandmazPlace (Inactive)
      • Instagram: @grandmasplaceharlem (Inactive)
      • Facebook: Grandmastoyplace (Inactive)
    • Revolution Books
      • Address: 437 Malcolm X Blvd (@132nth St.) New York, NY 10037
      • Phone: (212) 691-3345
      • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Closed / Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 2-7pm
      • Twitter: @RevBooksNYC
      • Instagram: @revbooksnyc
      • Facebook: revbooksnyc
    • Sisters Uptown Bookstore
      • Address: 1942 Amsterdam Ave New York NY 10032
      • Phone: (212) 862-3680
      • Hours: Closed to the public during COVID-19 / Phone Orders: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 1pm-5pm
      • Twitter: Inactive
      • Instagram: @sistersuptown
      • Facebook: SistersUptown
    • The Schomburg Shop
      • Address: 515 Malcolm X Blvd New York, NY 10037
      • Phone: (212) 491-2206
      • Hours: Sunday: Closed, Monday – Saturday: 12pm-6pm
      • Twitter: N/A
      • Instagram: @schomburgshop
      • Facebook: schomburgshop

  • Ohio
    • Elizabeth’s Bookshop and Writing Centre
      • Address: Compass Coffee Shop 647 East Market Street Akron, OH 44304
      • Phone: N/A
      • Hours: Sunday-Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday-Thursday 12-6pm, Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
      • Twitter: N/A
      • Instagram: @elizabethsofakron
      • Facebook: N/A
    • Smith & Hannon Bookstore
      • Address: Underground Railroad Freedom Center 50 E Freedom Way Cincinnati, OH 45202
      • Phone: (513) 641-2700
      • Hours: Sunday-Monday: Closed, Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm
      • Twitter: N/A
      • Instagram: N/A
      • Facebook: Inactive
    • A Cultural Exchange
      • Address: 12624 Larchmere Boulevard Cleveland, Ohio 44120
      • Phone: (216) 229-8300
      • Hours: Sunday: Closed, Monday-Friday 9am-5:30 pm, Saturday 10am-5pm
      • Twitter: Inactive
      • Instagram: N/A
      • Facebook: Inactive
    • Alkebulan Ujaama Book Store
      • Address: 1493 E Livingston Ave Columbus, OH 43205
      • Phone: (614) 258-4633
      • Hours: Sunday: Closed, Monday-Saturday 11am-7pm
      • Twitter: N/A
      • Instagram: N/A
      • Facebook: UjamaaBookstore
    • Black Art Plus
      • Address: 43 Parsons Ave Columbus, OH 43215
      • Phone: (614) 469-9980
      • Hours: Daily: 11am-6:30pm
      • Twitter: N/A
      • Instagram: N/A
      • Facebook: Black Art Plus

  • Tennessee
    • The African Store
      • Address: 581 North Third St. Memphis, TN 38105
      • Phone: 901-524-0800
      • Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10am-7pm CST, Sunday: 12pm-6pm CST
      • Twitter: N/A
      • Instagram: N/A
      • Facebook: The African Place