Wednesday, Jul 01, 2020
There are a lot of anti-racism reading lists floating around the internet, and there are a lot of people interested in buying the books on those lists. This caused a good problem: Black-owned bookstores have been so inundated with anti-racism book orders that they can hardly keep up with the demand. (A few not-so-understanding people actually managed to get upset at Frugal Bookstore, a Black-owned bookshop in Boston, when they didn’t get their new books fast enough for their liking.) It’s important to remember that these bookstores sell plenty of other great books too. Books that ship right away. To help bring attention to those books (and to help you continue to support Black-owned businesses), we reached out to Black-owned bookstores across the country to find out what the owners were reading during this time — and what they think you’d enjoy reading, too.