Denver's Tattered Cover Bookstore Is Now the Largest Black-Owned Bookstore in the U.S.

Denver's iconic Tattered Cover Bookstore, which has been owned by Len Vlahos and Kristen Gilligan since 2015, has been sold to two entrepreneurs and Denver natives, Kwame Spearman and David Back. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-12-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Black Booksellers Denounce Tattered Cover Announcement

Black booksellers are offended and angered by the decision of Tattered Cover's new owners to call the store the country’s largest Black-owned bookstore, which they say appears to be little more than a branding opportunity. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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She dreamed of a Black-owned bookstore in Inglewood. Now, she's going to run one

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This Website Makes It Easier to Buy Anti-Racist Books From Black-owned Bookstores

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Indie bookstore Tattered Cover thinks speaking out is “a slippery slope.” Twitter does not agree.

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Black-Owned Bookstore Offers “Ally Box” Book Subscription: Critical Linking, June 5, 2020

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Black-Owned Bookstores to Support Now

Activists across the United States are encouraging book lovers who want to show support for the ongoing protests against police violence to buy books from black-owned and African-American focused bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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

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Gentrification Threatens Black-Owned D.C. Bookstore

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A Glimmer of Hope for Black-Owned Bookstores

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Villarosa Joins Tattered Cover to Curate BIPOC Books

Clara Villarosa, the founder of two iconic bookstores, the Hue-Man Experience in Denver and the Hue-Man Experience Bookstore & Cafe in New York City, will curate BIPOC books for the Tattered Cover Bookstore. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Denver Indie Bookstore Launches BookBar Press with Debut Release

Independent Denver bookstore BookBar has launched its new publishing division, BookBar Press, with the publication of an anthology of micro-plays written by area playwrights. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Check out this gorgeous illustrated map of Black-owned bookshops across the country.

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Greenlight Bookstore is pledging to improve treatment of Black employees and customers.

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Meet Ed Vaughn, an understated Black Power icon and former bookstore owner.

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