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Nappy Roots Books is Oklahoma City's premiere black bookstore. We sell affordable books and videos for adults and children that address political, social and economic issues in the African American community. and other communities of color. Check out our book discussion groups, community events and the great books on our shelves.

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Salò Press fiction, nonfiction, poetry, chapbooks online

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ReRead Books is a used book store that is also a job training site for young adults with special needs.

Dover - Taino Studios

January 27, 2021
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Independent Afro-Latino owned book store+ gallery attached to artist studio.

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In 1650, in Massachusetts, a woman was falsely accused of killing her friend’s child. She was immediately tried and soon hanged. The Shape of the Keyhole examines a community’s fear-driven silence and envisions the innocent woman’s days as she awaits her execution. Buy this book from our affiliate Bookshop.org.

My Husband Would

January 20, 2021
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Set at the crossroads of middle age, this book investigates love and family—both the families we are born into and those we create for ourselves. Funny, cinematic, and inventive, the poems recount family lore side by side with the perplexities of contemporary romance. They are charged with the recent national legalization of same-sex marriage and show us that marriage and family are a learned project, one passed down, to be attempted by each new generation as best it can. He finally casts his gaze to future possibility: what we would be, would do, if we could. Buy this book from our affiliate Bookshop.org.

All the Rage

January 20, 2021
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All the Rage addresses everyday pleasure as well as the present condition of racism in the United States—a time marked both by recurring police violence and intense artistic creativity—from a variety of perspectives: being Black, an immigrant, a woman, and queer. At its core dwells “Living in the Abattoir,” a series in which people of color live out their days as both workers and meat. All the Rage simultaneously invokes both anger at ongoing systemic violence and the frivolity of something that is, perhaps temporarily, “trending.” Buy this book from our affiliate Bookshop.org.

A Sense of the Whole

January 20, 2021
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The fable-like stories in A Sense of the Whole—reminiscent of the best of Kawabata, Hrabal, Lispector, and Kafka—create profound effects on the reader within very short spaces. Small in size, but not in resonance, Siamak Vossoughi's stories feature characters who refuse to believe that we are unconnected, refuse to not aspire to the notion of the human family across all manner of differences. These characters are girls and boys, men and women, Iranians and Americans, all seeking a home for the body and the soul. Buy this book from our affiliate Bookshop.org.

Women Speak

January 20, 2021
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Poet Sandy Coomer writes of Women Speak Volume Six: “Despite the educational and economic inequalities in Appalachia, despite the lack of adequate healthcare and jobs, despite the lack of infrastructure, there are women, such as these, who have contributed to the Women Speak anthology, standing in defiance, their words and art like steel girders. [ . . . ] These are offerings of survival and strength. Despite all the forces set in place to silence them, these beautiful, fierce women speak and in their voices and truths, there is no lack at all.”

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