Listed below are a listing of African-American bookstores separated by state. Please take the time out to support your
local book sellers by visiting and/or purchasing your next book/books from them. Many are small and independent, and all
would appreciate your business. We have a responsibility to ensure that our Mom and Pop stores thrive and continue to
provide the best African-American books by the best African-American authors.

If you would like to add a bookstore to our listing, please email us at
bookstore@themeccalounge.com  along with the
name, address, and telephone number of the bookstore. One of our staff members will verify the submitted information
and add your bookstore to our listing below..
Alabama
Black Classics (Books & Gifts)
2206 Airport Blvd., Suite D
Mobile, AL 36606
(334) 476-1060

Roots & Wings, A Cultural Bookplace
1345 Carter Hill Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36106-1421
(334) 262-1700

Expansion Books
4550 Meridian St N, Suite B
Huntsville, AL 35810
(256) 457-3980
Contact: Anthony Conley

Alaska
None

Arizona
None

Arkansas
None

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

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

Bright Lights Bookstore
8461 S. Van Ness Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90305
(213) 971-1296

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

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

IronWood Corner
462 Toolen Place
Pasadena, CA. 91103
(818) 398-5539

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

Phenix Information Center
381 N "E" Street
San Bernardino Ca. 92401
(909) 383-2329
(909) 383-2331

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

Marcus Bookstore
3900 Martin Luther King Way
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 652-2344
Monday - Saturday 10am to 6pm

Marcus Bookstore
1712 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 346-4222

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

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

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

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

Florida
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
(904) 725-0595

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

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

Tenaj Books & Gift Gallery
608 5. US 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34954
(407) 468-0520

Afro-In Books
5575 NW 7th Ave
Miami, Florida 33127
305 754-5757

Book Lovers Lounge
4091 NW 34th Street
Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33319
954 714-1100
bookloverslounge.com

Georgia  
Celebrate
1015 Patina Pt.
Peachtree City, GA 30269-4013
(404) 486-1338

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

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

The Shrine of the Black Madonna Bookstore
Atlanta, Ga. 30310
(404) 752-6125

The Tree of Life Bookstore of Harlem
1701 M.L. King Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30314-2227
(404) 753-5700

Two Friends Bookstore
598 Cascade Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 758-7711

Afro Books
West End Mall
871 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
(404) 755-0095

Hawaii
None

Idaho
None

Illinois
Afri-Ware Inc.
266 W. Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 524-8398
Afriware.net

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

Afrocentric Book Store
4655 S. King Dr.
Chicago, IL
(773) 924-3966

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

Da Book Joint
9527 S. Jeffery Ave
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 978-3555

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

X-Pression
5912 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220-2554
(317) 257-5448

IndyUrbanBooks Online
Po Box 298
McCordsville, IN 46055
IndyUrbanBooks.com


Iowa
None

Kansas
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
Black to The Basics Book Store & Gift Shop
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
None

Maryland
African American Book Club, Inc.
10606 Cedarwood LN.
Fort Washington, MD 20744-3948
(912) 328-0682

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
Suite B3
Columbia, MD 21044
(301) 596-1669

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

HueManity Books
9350 Snowden River Pkwy
Suite 206
Columbia, MD 21045-5275
(410) 596-6556

MasterWorks Books
2703 Curry Drive
Adelphi, MD 20783
(301) 422-2168

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

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

A Good Book
2101 Gwynn Oak Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21207
(410) 944-5565
agoodbook.biz

Massachusetts  
Afrobooks
927 Main St., #A
Worcester, MA 01610-1429
(508) 799-9799

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

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

Michigan
LaCeter's Book Service
16345 Melrose St.
Southfield, MI 48075
(810) 569-5613

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

Minnesota
None

Mississippi  
The Heritage Center
1103 Martin Luther King Dr.
Vicksburg, MS 39180
(601) 638-8271
THEMECCALOUNGE.COM
The Community FOR Writers BY Writers
Missouri
Afrocentric Books & Cafe
8081 Olive St
St. Louis, MO 63130
(314) 991-0097

Montana
None

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

Nevada
None

New Hampshire
None

New Jersey  
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) 000-0000

Black Pearl Books Plus
P.O. Box 5688
Englewood, NJ 07631-5688
(201) 568-0919

New Mexico    
None

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Studio Museum of Harlem
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

North Carolina  
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

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

North Dakota
None

Ohio
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

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

A Cultural Exchange
12621 Larchmere Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44120-1109
(216) 229-8300

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

Oklahoma
None

Oregon
None

Pennsylvania
Basic Black Books
9th and Market Streets, Mall level
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 992-4417

Gene's Books
King of Prussia Plaza
King of Prussia, PA 19406-3149
(610) 265-6210

Rhode Island  
None

South Carolina  
Books in the Black
7317C Parklane Rd.
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 699-9252

PowerHouse Books
1424 Horreil Hill Rd.
Hopkins, SC 29061
(803) 785-3032

TDIR Books
6920 North Main Street
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 754-5911
(888) 246-8211

South Dakota  
None

Tennessee    
African American Gift Gallery
114 Carr St.
Knoxville,TN 37919
(423) 584-1320

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

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

Babatunde & Yetunde
1102 W. Jaspter Rd.
Killeen, TX 76541
(877) 556-2816

The Black Bookworm
605 E Berry St
Fort Worth, TX 76110-4300
Phone Number Not Available

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

Black Images Book Bazaar
230 Wynnewood Village
PO. Box 41059
Dallas, TX 75224
(214) 943-0142

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

Shrine Of The Black Madonna Bookstore
5309 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Houston, TX 77021
(713) 645-1071
Shrinebookstore.com

Utah  
None

Vermont  
None

Virginia   
Cultural Expression
P.O. Box 8464
Newport News, VA 23606-0464
(757) 826-0733

Washington   
Brother's Books
11443 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98178-3954
(206) 772-0330

Carol's Essentials Ethnic Gifts and Books
1106 23rd Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122
(206) 322-9390

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

Flava Coffee House
12716-A Lake City Way NE
Seattle, WA 98125
(306) 708-5702
flavacoffeehouse@yahoo.com
flavabooks@yahoo.com

Washington, D.C.   
Drum and Spear Books
556 Varnum Street NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 722-4758

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

Martin Luther King Library
901 G St NW
Washington, DC 200014599
(202) 727-1117

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

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

West Virginia   
None

Wisconsin  
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

The Reader's Choice
1950 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 265-2003

Wyoming  
None


Online Bookstores
Sensational Minds
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Black Books Direct
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Black Books Galore
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Black Bookshelf
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Black Novels
blacknovels.net

Fox Online Bookstore
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Just Us Books
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Milligan Books
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Mosaic Books
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Mahogany Books
(571) 275-6828
mahoganybooks.com