This is a follow up to an article, Death of the Black Owned, Independent, Bookstore, originally published here on March 25, 2012. The article highlighted the fact the we had lost 66% of our Black owned bookstores, in the United States, over the previous decade. That was and remains an astonishing statistic.
Two years later almost half of the stores still open in 2012 have closed. You read that correctly, ALMOST HALF! At the end of this article I’ve included a list of all the Black owned stores that remain open. Here is a list of the stores that we have lost since 2002.
Full Article: Only 54 Black Owned Bookstores Remain in America