Support for Black lives and Black voices

We are bearing witness to the harrowing legacies and ongoing reality of systemic racism in the United States. From the harassment Christian Cooper received for endeavoring to enforce leash laws while birding in Central Park, to the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and David McAtee we are experiencing the cultural and individual tragedies of centuries of ingrained bias and hatred. We believe it is our responsibility as global citizens to work actively to affect meaningful, essential, positive change. With this in mind, Press staff have been encouraged to purchase books on antiracism, from independent bookstores, with the cost supported by PUP. Below is a list of Black-owned independent bookstores that serves as a resource for us and that we hope can be a resource for others. As a source of book ideas, this antiracist reading list is an excellent start, which Ibram X. Kendi published in the New York Times last year, as is the #Charlestonsyllabus created in 2015.

If you’re in a position to donate to racial justice causes, Color of Change, NAACP, and Black Lives Matter are all good places to start. Some options for donating to bail funds include: Atlanta Solidarity Fund, Chicago Community Bond Fund, Baltimore Action Legal Team, Louisville Community Bail FundPhilly Bailout, Richmond Community Bail Fund, and LGBTQ Fund. Community support and empowerment organizations include: Reclaim the Block, Black Visions Collective, People’s Breakfast Oakland, Bed Stuy Strong, BlackOUT Collective, National Domestic Workers Alliance.

You could also donate to the Go Fund Me for Marcus Books in Oakland, the oldest Black-owned bookstore in the United States, or the #WeStillHere Go Fund Me for Uncle Bobbie’s in Philadelphia.

Support Black-Owned Bookstores 

Bay Area 

Ashay By The Bay | Twitter | Instagram

Multicultural Bookstore | Facebook

Marcus Books | Twitter 

Boston Area 

Frugal Bookstore | Twitter | Facebook

Chicago 

Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery | Twitter

AfriWare Books | Twitter

Denver 

Matter | Instagram | Facebook 

Detroit Area 

Source Booksellers | Twitter | Facebook

Detroit Book City | Twitter | Facebook

Black Stone Bookstore | Facebook

Los Angeles 

EsoWon Bookstore | Twitter

Florida 

Pyramid Books | Facebook

Georgia  

Medu Bookstore | Facebook

The Listening Tree Bookstore | Twitter | Facebook

Nubian Bookstore | Twitter

New York  

The Lit. Bar | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Cafe con Libros | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Ohio 

Smith & Hannon Bookstore | Facebook

Black Art Plus | Facebook 

Philadelphia 

Harriet’s Bookshop | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Hakim’s Bookstore 

Uncle Bobbie’s | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Books and Stuff 

Color Book Gallery 

La Unique Books 

The Black Reserve Bookstore 

South Bend, Indiana 

Brain Lair | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook  

South Carolina 

Turning Page Bookshop | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Texas 

Pan Africa Connection | Instagram | Facebook

Enda’s Boutique | Instagram | Facebook

The Dock Bookshop | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Black World Books | Instagram | Facebook 

Tulsa 

Mocha Books | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Virginia 

Harambee Books | Instagram

Books and Crannies Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Washington, DC 

Loyalty Bookstores | Twitter  | Instagram | Facebook

Mahogany Books | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 

Sankofa | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook