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27th Letter Books


Detroit, MI (new address TBD)

A Black-owned, woman-owned, Filipino-owned, neurodivergent-owned, veteran-owned, cancer-survivor-owned bookshop!

What are the 3 adjectives you would use to describe your bookstore?

Welcoming, Warm, Creative

Share a quote from a book or poem that bares your bookstore’s soul.

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”

Joan Didion

Why was your bookstore founded/what role does it play in the community?

We carry new, general interest books that are carefully curated to highlight underrepresented voices and excellent writing.

Which champion/warrior/wildcat (real or mythological) does your bookstore channel most?

Amperman! (Our logo includes an anthropomorphized ampersand.)

What makes your bookstore unique?

In just the few years we’ve existed, we’ve gone from a mobile pop-up shop run out of the back of our car to a growing community space.

What is something that no one knows about your bookstore?

Our early working name for the shop wasn’t 27th Letter Books!

Image description: A multi-textured blue background, including textures and words from book pages.