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

Magical, Daring, and Necessary!

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

“Beauty and ingenuity beat perfection hands down, every time.”

Nalo Hopkinson / Sister Mine

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

I founded Miss Read Books because I wanted to visit a bookstore and discover new stories that celebrated diverse identities, particularly from femme perspectives that didn’t center trauma or the feeling of being “othered.” As a Black woman, I wanted to highlight stories that elevated BIPOC characters and their stories beyond what you’ll normally see in mainstream entertainment.

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