Chicago’s first black woman-owned bookstore is open for business

Semicolon—a vibrant new bookstore, community space, and gallery for Chicago’s street art scene—opened its doors on Tuesday with a party and mural unveiling. The store is just one of a handful of woman-owned bookstores in Chicago and its only bookstore owned by a black woman. An author and editor with a PhD in literary theory, owner DL Mullen […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-12 15:33:15 UTC ]
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