On stories of Black struggle, an iconic L.A. bookstore surges

Sales at Eso Won Books in Los Angeles and other Black bookstores have skyrocketed as Americans seek to educate themselves about the Black experience. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-06-12 19:36:21 UTC ]
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Meet Ed Vaughn, an understated Black Power icon and former bookstore owner.

It was my best case scenario. Not only did Edward Vaughn pick up the phone, but he was willing and eager to speak. At 85 years old, he had way more energy than me, 60 years his junior, when I called him earlier this week. (An unfortunate cocktail of technological failure and fanboyish... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-25 14:02:32 UTC ]
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Column: America's oldest children's bookstore is struggling in the pandemic. But there's hope

Jimmy Fallon, local authors and devoted regulars are rallying to help Once Upon a Time in Montrose — the country's oldest kids' bookstore — survive the pandemic that has destroyed so many small businesses. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-10-27 12:00:02 UTC ]
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17 Excellent Short Stories By Black Authors

These short stories by Black authors include some of the best Black short stories published, for middle graders, YA readers, and adults. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-10-16 10:37:00 UTC ]
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Your Local Bookstore Wants You to Know That It’s Struggling

Independent booksellers are desperate for customers to return, and not just for an online reading. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-10-15 09:00:28 UTC ]
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Brentwood's Diesel bookstore launches a GoFundMe as more stores struggle through pandemic

Beloved L.A. bookstores like Diesel are turning to fundraising platforms to survive the financial blows dealt by COVID-19. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-09-14 20:54:38 UTC ]
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A New Moment for Black Bookstores

Four Black booksellers discuss how they navigate today’s turbulent social, political, and economic currents. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-28 04:00:00 UTC ]
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43 of the Most Iconic Short Stories in the English Language

Last year, I put together this list of the most iconic poems in the English language; it’s high time to do the same for short stories. But before we go any further, you may be asking: What does “iconic” mean in this context? Can a short story really be iconic in the way of a […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-13 08:50:36 UTC ]
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Iconic Lower East Side bookstore Bluestockings has found a new home!

Beloved NYC bookstore Bluestockings—long a fixture on the Lower East Side—has found a new home. This will come as a relief to downtown book-lovers who worried the iconic feminist bookstore was closing for good due to both pandemic woes and the threat of increased rent (in a pandemic 😬). After a... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-10 15:01:45 UTC ]
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A Theologian Finds Black Culture, Struggle and Hope in Scripture

Easu McCaulley takes on the 'barbershop or barbeque questions' Black people have about how the Bible addresses their lives —and reveals God's love. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-10 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amid a virus surge and government repression, Hong Kong’s oldest bookstore is closing.

I know that fingers can’t “plod,” but that is what they are doing now, delivering upsetting news that encapsulates this shitty year. As Hong Kong teeters on the edge of a serious coronavirus outbreak and democratic institutions continue losing a war of attrition with the Chinese government, the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-29 18:53:00 UTC ]
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She dreamed of a Black-owned bookstore in Inglewood. Now, she's going to run one

As a child, Asha Grant didn't know where to find books about people who looked like her. Next year she'll open that place, the Salt Eaters, in Inglewood. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-07-23 14:00:39 UTC ]
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Greenlight Bookstore is pledging to improve treatment of Black employees and customers.

The owners of Greenlight Bookstore, which has two Brooklyn locations, came forward this week to take responsibility for “negative experiences of Black customers and employees in our stores” with a commitment to improving. In an open letter published Wednesday, co-owners Rebecca Fitting and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-10 16:24:01 UTC ]
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This Website Makes It Easier to Buy Anti-Racist Books From Black-owned Bookstores

In the weeks since the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, books about anti-racism have consistently topped bestseller lists. Many of these books have been purchased from the likes of Amazon and Barnes & Noble. To try and funnel some of these sales to Black-owned bookstores... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2020-06-19 21:16:38 UTC ]
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Black & White buys Andrew Cotter's dog story

Black & White Publishing has acquired world rights for Scottish sports commentator Andrew Cotter's story of his adventures with his dogs Olive and Mabel, who have become lockdown hits online. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-18 15:40:35 UTC ]
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Black Bookstore Selling Out of Books For First Time in 30 Years: Critical Linking, June 14, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-14 10:30:00 UTC ]
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Black-Owned Bookstore Offers “Ally Box” Book Subscription: Critical Linking, June 5, 2020

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-06-05 10:30:41 UTC ]
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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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