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Black Bookstore Research Guide: Historical Newspapers

Guide to resources related to independent Black bookstores. Guide by Makoroba Sow

This brief selection of articles pertaining to black bookstores were retrieved from African-American historic newspapers. These articles can be accessed through the ProQuest Historical African American Newspapers database with your NYPL library card.

Allen, Cleveland G. "New York City Has Book Exchange." The Chicago Defender (Big Weekend Edition) (1905-1966), May 29 1915, p 5.

"Adele R. Young Opens Book Shop." Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005): Jun 10 1948, p 11.

Whitley, Helen. "Hugh Gordon Book Store." Afro-American (1893-1988): Sep 10 1966, p A5. 

"Other 25--no title."(or, 'Watts Riot: "Dont touch that place man...'"). Afro-American (1893-1988): Sept 10 1966, p A5. 

Dawd, Wayne P. "Is the Black Bookstore an Endangered Species?: First of a Series" New York Amsterdam News (1962-1993): Jan 01 1977, p B2. 

Alisa Samuels, Times Staff W. "Black Bookstore Renaissance." Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File): 2. Feb 10 1990, p D1.

Chavis, Benjamin F., Jr. "Contributions of African-American Bookstores." New Pittsburgh Courier (1981-2002): Oct 12 1991, p 4.

James, Egert A. "Black History: Past and Present." New York Amsterdam News (1962-1993), Apr 12 1969, p. 17.

Butts, Carolyn A. (1991) "Black Bookstores Rise as Cultural Meccas." New York Amsterdam News (1962-1993), Dec 07 1991, p. 35. 

Mason, Winslow, Jr. "Black Bookstores Battle Barnes & Noble Merger." Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001), Feb 16 1999, p 2.