#BookStoresMatter Two New Black Owned Independent Bookstores Open

(Photo by Rob Jinks) Mahogany Books, owned by husband and wife team, Derrick and Ramunda Young

MahoganyBooks is challenging this historic neighborhood to write a new chapter in community education and service by setting up shop in the four-year-old Anacostia Arts Center at 1231 Good Hope Road. Consistent with the faces of the surrounding community, Mahogany specializes in books written for, by or about people of the African diaspora. Read more at the Atlanta Black Star.

Marc Lamont Hill

Marc Lamont Hill, a noted author, social commentator and professor, has made a foray into entrepreneurship by opening a new coffee shop and bookstore in Philadelphia.

His new shop, Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books, officially opens Monday morning in the city’s Germantown section. The store serves up LaColombe coffee, coffee drinks, gourmet teas and hot chocolate. Read more at the Philly Tribe.