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Black Bookstore Research Guide: Journal Articles

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

This brief selection of journal articles pertaining to black bookstores were retrieved from various databases that are accessible through NYPL Articles and Databases. Links can be opened while onsite at a NYPL branch or off-site with your NYPL library card.

Lists of Black Bookstores, published in The Black Scholar

Each tab contains a clickable journal page. Access to these journal articles is through JSTOR. 

Journal Articles

Smith, Jessie. C. (2011). Bookstores and Bibliophiles. In J. C. Smith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture (Vol. 1, pp. 180-183).

Fisher, Maisha T. (2006) "Earning "Dual Degrees": Black Bookstores as Alternative Knowledge Spaces." Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 37 (1)., 83-99. 

*Emblidge, David.(2008) Rallying Point: Lewis Michaux's National Memorial African Bookstore." Publishing Research Quarterly, 24 (4), 267-276.

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