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Heyyyyyyyy everyone! So I don’t know if you know but this upcoming Saturday is like a big holiday for us in the Bookish Community, Independent Bookstore Day *blows air-horns*! It has been a tough year for all of us and Indie bookstores are no exception to the rule. So to offer my support, I’m going to list some of my favorite Indie bookstores, where they are located, where you can find them on these e-streets and why I love them! This won’t be a super long list (just five places). I’m not trying to break any of your bank accounts, but if you can support these stores, I’m so sure that they would appreciate that (following and sharing their pages does count as support too, btw)!

  • Kew And Willow
    • Latinx Owned
    • Kew Gardens, NY
    • Website: https://www.kewandwillow.com/
    • IG: @kewandwillow; Twitter: @kewandwillow
    • I love Kew & Willow because every time I’ve gone there or contacted them, they have always been super nice! For me, it’s like the Cheers of bookstores because they know my name now! This could be concerning but I see them like the bubble tea shop of bookstores now & consider this an honor, lol! They also always let me go on bookish rants, which can be overwhelming at times, so I so appreciate them allowing me the space to geek out!
  • Brave + Kind Bookshop
    • Black Owned
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Website: http://www.braveandkindbooks.com/
    • IG: @braveandkindbooks
    • I love Brave + Kind because they just as the name implies. Whenever I interact with them, they are super kind and helpful. They have become my Nic Stone book pusher/supplier (she goes there to sign & personalize books) during this time and I couldn’t be happier to support such a wonderful store! Bunnie, the Founder & Owner, is also really cool!
  • Mil Mundos
    • Latinx Owned
    • Brooklyn, NY
    • Website: http://www.milmundosbooks.com/
    • IG: @milmundosnyc; Twitter: @milmundosnyc
    • I love Mil Mundos because at the beginning of the pandemic when I was trying to get my book fixes, I ordered from them A LOT! I was excited to find an Indie bookstore that was somewhat local to me. They were always patient and responsive in acquiring the lists of books I was seeking to purchase! I am hoping to get to experience their store front in the future!
  • Harriett’s Bookshop
    • Black Owned
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Website: http://www.harriettsbookshop.com/
    • IG: @harrietts_bookshop; Twitter: @harriettsbooks
    • I love Harriett’s bookshop because 1) they named their shop after Harriett Tubman, who is my FAVORITE historical figure and 2) they have the dopest shirts! Every time I’ve ordered from them, they have gotten my orders to me so quickly! They are also really cool to follow online as they truly walk their talk when it comes to supporting the community they are in and the Black community as a whole.
  • Birchbark Books
    • Indigenous Owned
    • Minneapolis, MN
    • Website: https://birchbarkbooks.com/
    • IG: @birchbark_books; Twitter: @birchbarkbooks
    • I love Birchbark because they were super kind and timely when I ordered from them. I was really excited to find this bookstore and can’t wait to order more from there! They also hosted the FireKeeper’s Daughter launch and did such a beautiful job! I really would love to see more support for this lovely store.

These five bookstores are all wonderful and you cannot go wrong with supporting any or all of them! I hope that you have found a new place in this list that you come to love too!

Well y’all, this wasn’t intended to be a short post so you can go and look up these stores & maybe some others! I hope that you choose to support a local Indie on Saturday…I know I will! So my peeps, as usual, I’m wishing you all Happy Reading and sending Bookish love your way! Feel free to find and follow me on all of the social medias: Instagram @bookishgirlmagic, Twitter @bookishgrlmagic and Clubhouse @bookishgrlmagic where you can typically find me in book centered club rooms for more bookish banter! Until next time, laterrrrrrrrr!

Published by bookishgirlmagic

I’m reader who has a fierce love for books written by authors of color & belief in the importance of supporting them!

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