Illinois: Semicolon Bookstore
Book-lovers have an opportunity to be discerning when it comes to where we buy our books, and fellow readers know those dollars can add up. Many of us are adding antiracism and social-justice books to our TBR lists in addition to supporting Black authors and Black-owned companies in solidarity against the recent killing of George Floyd and other acts of police brutality against Black Americans. So if you weren't already being thoughtful with your book spending, it's time to shift your shopping habits and support your local Black-owned bookstores.
While we still have a long road ahead when it comes to addressing systemic racism in society, buying books from Black-owned bookshops is something readers across the nation can all do together to support the Black economy. Find more ways we can work together to foster an inclusive and antiracist society here, and keep reading for a list of Black-owned bookshops in the US.