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

Afro-futurism, Blackity Black, Creating community

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

“Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.”

Octavia E. Butler

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

Sistah Scifi is a cauldron of all things Afrofuturism, Afro-mysticism, Black sci-fi, and voodoo, casting spells to uplift literature written by Black women.

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

Lauren Olamina

What makes your bookstore unique?

Our series of online events allow people to join from all over the world. Also, we are the only Black-owned bookstore focused exclusively on science fiction/fantasy.

What is something that no one knows about your bookstore?

We would love for Hulu to select us to host an official Binti watch party.

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