Will Black Bookstores Survive the Digital Era?

Will Black Bookstores Survive the Digital Era?

As stores across the country shut their doors, Ebonie Johnson Cooper says there is hope for a revival of the Black bookseller

by Ebonie Johnson Cooper, July 05, 2012

Will Black Bookstores Survive the Digital Era?

Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe

tears to my eyes’, said Allen.

Harlem will miss its bookstore. I will miss my bookstore. However, I am at peace knowing that it will be coming back to us in a version that is competitive and relevant for this day and time. Here’s to bigger and better things for Hue-Man Bookstore and Café and to all of the local bookstores seeking to remain relevant in these changing times.

Ebonie Johnson Cooper is a freelance writer and young philanthropist. Her energy can be read weekly on Friends of Ebonie. She grew up in the Sugar Hill section of Harlem, NY across from the building where Duke Ellington called home. Follow her on @EbsTheWay.

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