I’d love you to support these Black-owned bookstores by preordering your copy of Worthy! Each preorder via these stores will receive an exclusive custom decal inspired by my memoir.
By choosing to shop at black-owned bookstores, you actively participate in uplifting voices that have been historically marginalized within the literary world and society at large.
Black-owned bookstores play a pivotal role in promoting diversity, amplifying marginalized voices, and fostering a sense of community within the literary world, yet they constitute only 0.13% of the 10,800 bookstores across America. These establishments serve as vital spaces where readers can discover a wide array of narratives that often remain underrepresented or overlooked in mainstream bookstores. In doing so, they contribute to a more inclusive literary landscape that reflects the rich tapestry of human experiences.
Black-owned bookstores act as cultural hubs that foster dialogue and understanding among diverse communities. They host author events, book clubs, discussions, and workshops that center around topics of race, identity, social justice, and more. By actively engaging in these discussions, black-owned bookstores not only support literature but also contribute to the broader goal of promoting empathy, understanding, and social change.
Economically, supporting black-owned bookstores bolsters local communities and contributes to the empowerment of Black entrepreneurs. These bookstores create jobs, generate revenue, and reinvest in the neighborhoods they serve. As focal points for literary and cultural activities, they strengthen social bonds, leading to a vibrant exchange of ideas and the cultivation of a shared sense of purpose.
Thank you for supporting!