This Lathrup Village bookstore is filling its shelves with African American literature
Books can be magical - they can take you to far-off places, back in time, to fantasy lands, or even into the future. They can teach you something about yourself, or the world, and one thing that can make books even more powerful is if you can see yourself reflected in the pages. That’s what one local book lover wanted to see more of - African Americans in literature, so she started her own bookstore.
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