African-American-Owned Bookstores on the Rise, Again.

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A New Generation of African-American-Owned Bookstores

When Troy Johnson began tracking the number of black-owned bookstores in the U.S. in 1999, there were more than 325. By 2014, that number had dwindled to 54, a decline of 83%. “They were closing left and right, and the major ones were struggling,” said Johnson, who runs the African American Literature Book Club, an online book database.

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Jet setting, globetrotting yet landlocked, seafaring, book peddling, recovering broadcast journalist wordsmith who dreams vividly and commits it to white space.