Angela Davis famously said “In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” Part of that journey is learning, digging deep into the history of Blacks in America, and understanding the role of white people in their oppression.

While reading alone isn’t enough, it’s a step in the right direction. As you begin your work as an anti-racist, begin supporting Black-owned businesses. While you’re purchasing books to educate yourself on anti-racism and Black history, make sure you’re buying them from Black-owned bookstores whenever you can.

Remember that these are independent book sellers, not Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Shipping times may vary, particularly for top selling anti-racism books that have started to sell out nationwide.

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Arkansas

Pyramid Art, Books, and Custom Framing

California

Eso Won Books
Malik Books
Underground Books
Reparations Club
Ashay By The Bay
Eclectuals

Connecticut

People Get Ready Books

D.C.

Mahogany Books
Loyalty Bookstore

Delaware

MeJah Books, Inc.

Florida

Dare Books
Pyramid Books
Best Richardson African Diaspora Literature & Culture Museum and Books
Cultured Books

Georgia

Black Dot Cultural Center & Bookstore
For Keeps Books
44th and 3rd Booksellers
Listening Tree Books
Brave and Kind Books

Illinois 

Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery
Afriware Books

Indiana

Brain Lair Books
Beyond Barcodes Bookstore

Kentucky 

Wild Fig Books & Coffee

Maryland 

Wisdom Book Center

Massachusetts

Frugal Book Store

Michigan 

Source Booksellers
Detroit Book City
Beyond Barcodes Bookstore
Brown Sugar & Spice Books

Missouri 

EyeSeeMe

Nebraska

Aframerican Bookstore

New Jersey

La Unique African American Books & Cultural Center

New York

The Lit Bar
Sisters Uptown Bookstore
Cafe con Libros

North Carolina

Ohio

Smith & Hannon Bookstore

Oklahoma

Mocha Books
Fulton Street Books & Coffee

Pennsylvania

Harriet’s Bookshop

South Carolina

Turning Page Bookshop

Texas

Enda’s Booktique
The Dock Bookshop 
Black Pearl Bookstore

Virginia

Books And Crannies
Harambee Books
House Of Consciousness
Positive Vibes

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