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African American Bookstores National Directory

Alabama

Black Classics (Books & Gifts)
2206 Airport Blvd., Suite D
Mobile, AL 36606
(334) 476-1060
(334) 476-4642 FAX
Contact:  Adline Clarke

Roots &Wings, A Cultural Bookplace
1345 Carter Hill Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36106-1421
(334) 262-1700
(334) 262-8498 (fax)
Contact: Gwen Boyd

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California   (Back to the top)

The African Book Mart
2440 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704-1611
510-843-3088

Aswad's Bookstore
http://www.bookmasters.com/aswad
mraswad@aol.com
212-256-6000 ext 12360573

Books In Color
5444 Watt Avenue
North Highlands, CA
(916) 334-2026
Contact: Sherri

Bright Lights Bookstore
8461 S. Van Ness Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90305
(213) 971-1296
(805) 583-0207 (fax)
Contact: Michael McAllen

Carol's Books &Things
5964 S. Land Park Dr.
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 428-5611
Contact: Melba McNeal-Whitaker

Eso Won Books
3655 S. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(213) 294-0324

Hanna's Ethnic Bookseller
240 Blue Mountain Way
Claremont, CA 91711-2825
(909) 626-5051
Contact: Carter A. Hanna

IronWood Corner
462 Toolen Place
Pasadena, CA. 91103
(818)398-5539
(818) 797-1097 (fax)
contact: Burma

Johari Books
2140 E. Palmdale Blvd. Unit N"
Town Square Shopping Center
Palmadale, CA 93550
(805) 538-1001
(805) 538-1919 (fax)

Phenix Information Center
381 N "E" Street
San Bernardino Ca. 92401
909.383.2329 fax 909.383.2331
email: phenix@dreamsoft.com
Faron and Joann Roberts, co-owners
Specialize in African american Literature and Entertainment

Zahra's
Books~N~Things
900 N. La Brea Ave.
Ingelwood, CA 90302
310-330-1300
Mon - Sat 10am to 7pm
Sunday 12noon - 5pm

Canada

A Different Booklist
746 Bathurst St.
Toronto, Canada
(416) 538-0889
Contact: Wesley Crichlow

Colorado

Black And Read
7821 Wadsworth Blvd
Arvada, CO 80003-2107
303-467-3236

Hue-Man Experience
911 Park Ave. W.
Denver, CO 80205
(303) 293-2665
(303) 293-0046 (fax)
Contact: Clara Villarosa

Connecticut

Black Books Galore, Inc.
65 High Ridge Rd., #407
Stamford, CT 06905-3806
(203) 359-6925
Contact Toni Parker

Blackprint Heritage Gallery
162 Edgewood Ave
New Haven, CT 06511-4522
203-782-2159

Dygnyti Books
828 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514
(203) 776-9061

Delaware  (Back to the top)

Haneef's Bookstore
911 N. Orange Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 656-4193

Florida  (Back to the top)

African American Heritage Book
515 Northwood Rd; West
Palm Beach, FL 33407-5817
561-835-3551

African Book Store
3600 W Broward Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1014
954-584-0460

Ethnic Elegance
9501 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32225
tel: 904-725-0595
Contact: Reba Johnson

Love Christian Book Store
1968 Bruton Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32805

Nefertiti's Books and Gifts
7640 Lem Turner Boulevard,
Jacksonville, FL 32208
904-766-3630
Contact: Cathy and Naseem Maat

Pyramid Books
544-2 Gateway Blvd.
Boynton Beach, FL. 33535
(561)731-4422 (fax)
(561)731-0202

Tenaj Books &Gift Gallery
608 5. US 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34954
(407) 468-0520
(407) 468-0560 (fax)
Contact: Janet Mosley

Georgia    (Back to the top)

Celebrate
1015 Patina Pt.
Peachtree City, GA 30269-4013
(404) 486-1338
Contact: Sandra Napper

Heritage Bookstore
2389 Wesley Chapel Rd., Ste. 201
Decatur, GA 30035-2819
(770) 322-7347
Contact: Michele Fenn

Kalors Bookstore
1166 Franklin Road
Suite #6
Marietta, GA 30067

The Shrines of the Black Madonna Bookstore
Atlanta, Ga. 30310
Phone # 404-752-6125
Contact-Ewa or Maia

The Tree of Life Bookstore of Harlem
1701 M.L. King Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30314-2227
(404) 753-5700 (also fax#)
DrKanya@webtv.net

Two Friends Bookstore
598 Cascade Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 758-7711
(404) 753-0102 (fax)
Contact: Renecia Glass

Hawaii  (Back to the top)

Idaho  (Back to the top)

Illinois  (Back to the top)

Afri-Ware Inc.
948 Lake Str.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 524-8398
(708) 524-8397(fax)
Contact: Jill Bunton
Afriware@aol.com

African American Images Inc
1909 W 95th St
Chicago, IL 60643-1105
312-445-0322

Afrocentric Book Store
234 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604-2304
(312) 939-1956
Contact: Desiree Sanders

Black Expression Book Source
9500 5 Western Ave
Evergreen Park, IL 60805-2800
708-424-4338

Black Expressions Book Source
17735 Halsted St
Homewood, IL 60430-2095
708-922-1223

Black Titles
35 5 La Salle St
Aurora, IL 60505-3309
630-892-4759

Black Underground Bookstore &Culture Institute
1904 10th St
Waukegan, IL 60085-7161
847-662-6432

The Epicenter Bookshop-UIC
750 S. Halsted St., #M-C048
Chicago, IL 60607-7008
(312) 413-5540
(312) 413-5526 (fax)
Contact Viktor Gliozeris

Indiana  (Back to the top)

C&C Family Bookstore  (Mail sent to Address shown was returned)
6120 Chatham Dr.
Fort Wayne, IN 46816-1121
(219) 456-7897
Contact: Curtis Thompson

X-Pression
5912 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220-2554
(317) 257-5448
Contact: Donna Stokes-Lucas

Iowa

Kansas (Back to the top)

African American Gifts &Books
2219 E 13th St N
Wichita, KS 67214-1929
316-263-4742

Kentucky

Black Swan Books
505 E Maxwell St
Lexington, KY 40502
606-252-7255

Nimde Books
2200 W. Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40211

Louisiana (Back to the top)

Black to The Basics Book Store & Gift Shop  (Mail sent to Address shown was returned)
311 Main St
Grambling, LA 71245-2724
318-247-8424

 

Community Book Center
217 N. Broad
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 822-2665
Mon-Sat 10am-7pm

Maine (Back to the top)

Maryland  (Back to the top)

African American Book Club, Inc.
10606 Cedarwood Ln.
Fort Washington, MD 20744-3948
(912) 328-0682
Contact: Timothy Williams

African American Books And Publishing
2313 W Lafayette Ave
Baltimore, MD 21216-4817
410-945-8429

African-American Books Plus
9485 Timesweep Ln
Columbia, MD 21045-3519
410-730-0779

Ascension Books
5490 Cedar Lane
Ste. B3
Columbia, MD 21044
(301) 596-1669
Contact: Ken Williams
ascension-books@usa.net

Black By Popular Demand
5711 Ager Rd
Hyattsville, MD 20782-2602
301-559-8795

HueManity Books
9350 Snowden River Pkwy.,
Ste. 206
Columbia, MD 21045-5275
(410) 596-6556
Contact: Ellicia Gamblin

Karibu Books
3500 E. West Hwy.
Hyattsville, MD 20782-1916
(301) 559-1140
Contact: Brother Simba

MasterWorks Books
2703 Curry Drive
Adelphi, MD 20783
(301) 422-2168
(301) 422-1289 (fax)
http://www.mastw.com/books
Contact: William Coleman

National Archives
NECA, Library Rm. 2380
8601 Adelphi Rd.
College Park, MD 20740
(202) 208-7345
Contact: Judy Edeihoff

 

Sepia, Sand, & Sable
6796 Reistersttown Rd
Baltimore, MD  21215
(410) 318-8698

Sibayne
4031 Rogers Avenue
Baltimore, MD  21215
(410) 542-0193

Massachusetts   (Back to the top)

Afrobooks
927 Main St., #A
Worcester, MA 01610-1429
(508) 799-9799
Contact: Pius Eze

Black Orchid Books
105 Columbia St
Maiden, MA 02148-3017
617-324-0404

Cultural Collections
754 Crescent St.
Brockton, MA 02402-3343
(508) 580-1055
(508) 580-5197 (fax)
Contact: Juliet Armstrong

Sistahs'
62 Warren St.
Roxbury, MA 02119-3207
(617) 445-9446
Contact: Genita Johnson

Michigan  (Back to the top)

Apple Book Center
7900 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 255-5221
(313) 255-5230 (fax)
Apple001@aol.com

LaCeter's Book Service
16345 Melrose St.
Southfield, MI 48075
(810) 569-5613
Contact: Sheila Gaddie

Mahogany Books
15768 Biltmore
Detroit, Ml 48227-1558
(313) 273-4479
Contact Teresa Colquitt

Minnesota

Mississippi   (Back to the top)

The Heritage Center
1103 Martin Luther King Dr.
Vicksburg, MS 39180
(601) 638-8271
Contact: Ezell McDonald

Missouri  (Back to the top)

Afrocentric Books &Cafe
8081 Olive St
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 991-0097

Montana  (Back to the top)

Nebraska

 

Aframerican Book Store
3226 Lake St
Omaha, NE 68111
(402) 455-9200

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey   (Back to the top)

African American Book Store
216 1st St
Hackensack, NJ 07601-2400
201-343-0277

African American Boutique
216 1st St
Hackensack, NJ 07601-2400
201-343-0277

African House Institute Of Learning
505 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr
Jersey City, NJ 07304-2307
201-433-0191

BCA Books
P.O. Box 422
Cranbury, NJ
(609) 275-1078
(609) 936-1299 (fax)
Catalogue sales
(800) 995-0064
Contact: Monique or Martin
bcabooks@home.com

Black Pearl Books Plus
P.O. Box 5688
Englewood, NJ 07631-5688
(201) 568-0919
(201) 568-0919 (fax)
Contact: Arlena Ryland

New Mexico     (Back to the top)

New York   (Back to the top)

A & B Distributors
149 Lawrence St.
Brooklyn NY 11217
(718) 596-3389

African Artisans
1211 Grand Ave
Baldwin, NY 11510-1115
516-481-5642

Black Books Plus, Inc.
Author Signings Only
(212) 749-9632
Contact: Glenderlyn Johnson

Black Mind Book Boutique
610 New York Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11203-1509
718-774-5800

D &J Book Distributors
229-21B Merrick Blvd.
Laurelton, NY
(718) 949-5400
(718) 949-6161 (fax)

DARE Books & Educational Supplies
33 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 625-4651
Contact: Desmond A. Reid

Liberation Bookstore
421 Malcolm X Blvd.
New York, NY 10027
(212) 281-4615

Mood Makers Books &Art Gallery
Village Gate Square
274 N. Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14807
(716) 271-7010
(716) 271-2313 (fax)
Contact: Curtis Rivers

Nkiru Books
76 St. Marks Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11217
(718) 783-6306

Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center
102-09 Northern Boulevard
Corona, NY 11368
718 651-1100 and 718 651-7116

Queens Borough Public Library
89-11 Merrick Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11432-5248
(718) 990-0721
Contact: John Oldick

The Schomburg Center for Research into Black Culture
(Gift Shop)
515 Malcolm X Blvd.
New York, NY 10037-1801
(212) 491-2200

The Studio Museum of Harlem
(Gift Shop)
144 West 125th St.
New York, NY 10027
(212) 864-4500

 

Phenomenal Sistah Bookstore
1019 East 212 Street
Suite 100
Bronx, New York 10469
(718) 881 2552
Owner/Contact: Mamu
URL: www.psistah.com (site under construction)

North Carolina   (Back to the top)

Blacknificent Books &More
2011 Poole Rd
Raleigh, NC 27610
919-250-9110

King Solomon's Children's Enterprise
1308 Thurmond St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27105-5731
(910) 723-7706
Contact: Albert Thombs

Special Occasions
112 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101-4407
(919) 724-0334
Contact: E.L. McCarter

North Dakota

Ohio  (Back to the top)

African-American Cultural Exchange
3640 Mayfield Rd
Cleveland, OH 44118-1403
216-691-3502

The African Book Shelf
1324Q Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44112-4524
216-681-6511

African &Islamic Books Plus
3752 Lee Rd
Cleveland, OH 44128-1410
216-561-5000

Baruti-Ba Books
PO Box 1684
Dayton OH 45401
Contact: Kevin Tucker

Brighter Day Books &Gifts
5941 Hamilton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45224-3045
(513) 542-6764
Contact: Dolores Rolland

A Cultural Exchange
12621 Larchmere Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44120-1109
(216) 229-8300
(216) 795-5302 (fax)
Contact: Lloyd McHamm

Lady Grace Bookshop
214 E. Perkins Ave.
Sandusky, OH 448704376
(419) 621-1991
Contact Grayce Harmon

Oklahoma  (Back to the top)

Oregon  (Back to the top)

Pennsylvania    (Back to the top)

 

Basic Black Books
9th and Market Streets, Mall level
Philadelphia, PA 19107
tel:215/992-4417 Contact: Licia Bickerstaff

Gene's Books
King of Prussia Plaza
King of Prussia, PA 19406-3149
610) 265-6210
610) 265-6260 (fax)
Contact Rashena Wilson

Rhode Island   (Back to the top)

South Carolina   (Back to the top)

Books in the Black
7317C Parklane Rd.
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 699-9252
Contact: Barbara Preston

PowerHouse Books
1424 Horreil Hill Rd.
Hopkins, SC 29061
(803) 785-3032
(803) 785-3065 (fax)
Contact Lovera W. Robertson

TDIR Books
6920 North Main Street
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 754-5911
Toll Free: (888) 246-8211
(803) 754-4922 (fax)

South Dakota   (Back to the top)

Tennessee     (Back to the top)

African American Gift Gallery
114 Carr St.
Knoxville,TN 37919
(423 ) 584-1320
Contact: Leslie Valentine

Alkebu-lan Images
2721 Jefferson Street
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 321-4111

Sidewalk University International Booksellers
2287 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 34104
(901) 722-2110
Fax (901) 722-2112

Texas   (Back to the top)

 

Afro Awakenings
2111 Corinth Street #161
Dallas, TX 75215-1318

Babatunde & Yetunde
1102 W. Jaspter Rd.
Killeen, TX 76541
1.877.556-2816
www.uor@killeen.com

The Black Bookworm
605 E Berry St
Fort Worth, TX 76110-4300
817-923-9661

The Black Bookworm
2300 Ridgeview St.
Fort Worth, TX 76119-3125
817-535-0366

Black Images Book Bazaar
230 Wynnewood Village
RO. Box 41059
Dallas, TX 75224
(214) 943-0142
(214) 941-3932 (fax)
Contact: Derrick Rodgers

Black Book Discounters
4720 La Branch
Houston, Texas 77004
713 520-5188

Nu World of Books
3250 Washington Blvd.
Beaumont, TX 77705
(409) 842-1412

Utah   (Back to the top)

Vermont   (Back to the top)

Virginia    (Back to the top)

Cultural Expression
P.O. Box 8464
Newport News, VA 23606-0464
(757) 826-0733
(757) 826-3512 (fax)
Contact: Charlotte Marie Callins

Washington    (Back to the top)

Brother's Books
11443 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98178-3954
(206) 772-0330
(206) 772-7811 (fax)
Contact: Mary Lou

 

Carol's Essentials Ethnic Gifts and Books
1106 23rd Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122
(206) 322-9390
(206) 322-6351(fax)
carolsessentials@email.msn.com

JUST FROM US African American Books
1851 230TH AVE NE
Redmond, WA 98053
(425) 836-8297
(425) 836-0781 (fax)
Contact: Marilyn

Washington, D.C.    (Back to the top)

 

Drum and Spear Books
556 Varnum Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
202-722-4758
http://www.drumandspear.com
Contact:   Gigi Roane, President Drumandspear.com

Library of Congress, Library
1291 Taylor St. NW
Washington, DC 20542~001
(202) 707-9234
Contact Caroline Longmoor

Martin Luther King Library
901 G St NW
Washington, DC 200014599
(202) 727-1117
(202) 727-1129 (fax)
Contact: Coordinator of Adult Services

Virtigo Books
1337 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 429-9272
(202) 429-9505 Fax

Sisterspace and Books
1354 U Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 332-3433
(202) 986-7092 (fax)
sistersp@erols.com

Yawa Books
2206 18th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009-1813
(202) 483-6805
Contact: Magaji Bukar

West Virginia    (Back to the top)

Wisconsin   (Back to the top)

Black Swan Books &Coffee
765-G Woodlake Rd
Kohler, WI 53044-1321
414-458-4757

The Cultural Connection Bookstore
3424 W. Villard Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 532094710
(414)461-6160
Contact: Frances Utsey

The Reader's Choice
1950 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 265-2003
(414) 449-9476 (fax)
Contact Carla Allison

Wyoming   (Back to the top)

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