Bookish Resources

This page is dedicated to book blogs, bookshops, and helpful book resources that support and grow the reader community.

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Book Blogs

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Helpful book blogs dedicated to help readers find their next favorite book, author, or upcoming bookish event.

Cecelia Beckman Sheaf & Ink

Afoma Umesi

Simone and Her Books

Hey Alma

African American Literature Book Club

American Indian Library Association

Association for Library Service to Children

Pura Belpré Award

Tomás Rivera Mexican-American Children’s Book Award

¡Imagínense Libros!

Children’s Book Council

Jewish Book Council

We Need Diverse Books

YA Pride

Ace Reads

SLJ School Library Journal

Elizabeth Bird – School Library Journal

Book Riot

Epic Reads

Fierce Reads

The Hub



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These are either bookstores I had the pleasure of doing business with or I have recently discovered and plan to purchase books from their stores in the near future.

Cecelia Beckman, Sheaf & Ink

Barnes & Noble

Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center

Card Carrying Books & Gifts


Quail Ridge Bookstore

Women & Children’s First Bookstore

Support Black-Owned Bookstores

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  • Pyramid Art & Custom Framing, Little Rock, AR
  • Smiley’s Books, Carson, CA
  • Eso Won Books, Los Angeles, CA
  • Marcus Book Stores, Oakland, CA
  • Multi-Cultural Children’s Bookstore, Richmond, CA
  • Carol’s Books, Sacramento, CA
  • Ashay By The Bay, Vallejo, CA
  • Loyalty Bookstore, Washington, DC
  • MahoganyBooks, Washington, DC
  • Sankofa Video Books & Café, Washington, DC
  • Pyramid Books, Boynton Beach, FL
  • Dare Books, Longwood, FL
  • cultured books, St. Petersburg, FL
  • MeJah Books, Inc. Claymont, DE
  • For Keeps Bookstore, Atlanta, GA
  • medu bookstore, Atlanta, GA
  • Black Dot Cultural Center & Bookstore (Coffee Bar), Lithonia, GA
  • Nubian Bookstore, Morrow, GA
  • Lushena Books, Bensenville, IL
  • Semicolon Bookstore, Chicago, IL
  • AfriWare Books, Co. Maywood, IL  
  • Beyond Barcodes Bookstore, Kokomo, IN 
  • Brain Lair Books, South Bend, IN 
  • Wild Fig Books & Coffee, Lexington, KY 
  • Between the Lines Bookstore, LLC. Baton Rouge, LA
  • Frugal Bookstore, Roxbury, MA
  • Olive Tree Books N Voices, Springfield, MA
  • Blackstone Bookstore & Cultural Center, Ypsilanti, MI 
  • Source Booksellers, Detroit, MI
  • Off the Beaten Path Books & Cf, Farmington, MI
  • Hood Book Headquarters, Detroit, MI
  • A Cultural Exchange, Cleveland, OH
  • Smith & Hannon Bookstore, Cincinnati, OH
  • Aframerican Book Store, Omaha, NE 
  • Color Book Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Harriett’s Bookshop, Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books, Philadelphia, PA
  • Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books, Philadelphia, PA
  • The Black Reserve Bookstore, Lansdale, PA 
  • Cafe con Libros, Brooklyn, NY 
  • Sister’s Uptown Bookstore, New York, NY
  • The Lit. Bar, The Bronx, NY
  • Yoruba Book Center, Brooklyn, NY 
  • Grandma’s Place, New York, NY
  • Zawadi Books, Buffalo, NY
  • Fulton Street Books & Coffee, Tulsa, OK 
  • MOCHA BOOKS, Tulsa, OK 
  • Black World Books, Killeen, TX
  • Harambee books & artworks, Alexandria, VA 

Sheaf & Ink hopes you found these Bookish Resources helpful. We will continue to update this page regularly. Updated (July, 2020)