Get ready to dive into a world of literary adventure — Atlanta is home to an incredible selection of Black-owned bookstores, each one brimming with everyday finds and unique gems.
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Not only will you find a diverse selection of literature, but you’ll also be supporting the community and experiencing the warm and welcoming atmosphere these bookstores offer. So, grab your wallet, and get ready to hit the shelves at one of these five Black-owned bookstores:
44th and 3rd Bookseller
Explore a diverse world of authors from the African diaspora at 44th & 3rd Bookseller, a Black-owned bookstore adjacent to Morehouse School of Medicine. Discover captivating novels, thought-provoking non-fiction, events, book signings, and monthly book clubs.
Location: Northwest Atlanta - 451 Lee St SW Unit B; Website: 44thand3rdbookseller.com; Contact: 678-692-6519
Unleash the power of words and immerse yourself in a literary celebration at Medu Bookstore in Greenbriar Mall. With over three decades of serving the community, Medu offers a vast selection of culturally significant and hard-to-find books that inspire, educate and entertain.
Location: Southwest Atlanta - 2841 Greenbriar Pkwy SW n426; Website: medubookstore.com; Contact: 404-346-3263
Get ready to indulge in a world of books and wine at The Vibrary, the ultimate hangout spot in the heart of Stone Mountain Village! Not only will you find a plethora of books to dive into, but you’ll also be able to kick back and relax in its cozy atmosphere while sipping on a glass of your favorite vino.
Location: Stone Mountain - 970 Main St Suite A, Stone Mountain, GA 30083; Website: thevibrary.co; Contact: 770-680-0672
For Keeps Books
For Keeps bookstore on Auburn Avenue is a destination for literature lovers and history buffs alike. It offers a wide selection of rare and classic books and a reading room where engaging with Black literature is easily accessible to anyone interested.
“FKB is part library, gallery, book store, and safe haven for Black arts, culture, and music. For Keeps Books has an unparalleled collection and even better community-building spaces. The legacy of sweet auburn ave lives! ♥️✨” a Google review reads.
Location: East Atlanta - 171 Auburn Ave NE; Website: forkeepsbooks.com
Black Dot Cultural Center, Bookstore, and Coffee Bar
Black Dot Cultural Center and Bookstore is the place to be in Downtown Lithonia! This community hub has been serving up specialty coffee, books, and a taste of African and Black culture since 2017. You’ll find a rotating selection of products from local artists, entrepreneurs, and Black-owned businesses. Plus, the bookstore hosts a variety of fun and enlightening events every month.
Location: Lithonia - 6984 Main St, Lithonia, GA 30058; Website: blackdotcc.com; Contact: 770-305-6373