Terri Hanson Mead
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Terri Hanson Mead

PYL Book Club: Where to Buy Books

Since we are being intentional about the books we are reading, let’s be intentional about where we buy books. I encourage you to buy books from retailers that align with your values such as places that are:

— locally owned and operated

— women owned and operated

— owned and operated by underestimated folks like LGBTQ+ and BIPOC

— author websites

What Are Some of My Options?

In June, I put together a #shifteconomicpower campaign together to showcase and promote Black women owned busineses. One of the posts was for Black women owned bookstores. They all ship so definitely check them out.


https://keybookstore.com/ https://sistahscifi.com/


https://www.harriettsbookshop.com/ http://www.sourcebooksellers.com/

A friend of mine (thank you Pam!) sent me an article with a link to 125 Black-owned independent bookstores. Until I can add to my Pinterest page, here’s the link with the list:


I created a Pinterest board with links to Indie Bookstores around the US:

If you are in the Silicon Valley, here are some options:


This list is definitely not complete so please share some of your favorites and I will add to the list. pilotingyourlife@gmail.com



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Terri Mead

IT consultant, expert witness, YouTuber, helicopter pilot. Making the world a better place, especially for women. Award winning author of Piloting Your Life.