Black Bookstores Are Overwhelmed by Orders for Anti-Racism Titles

Source: Quartz »

Black booksellers were worried about coronavirus shutdowns hurting their business. Now they’re being deluged with orders of anti-racist titles following protests against police brutality around the world.

The movement sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month is generating a spike in interest for books about racism. There’s suddenly a huge demand from readers questioning their own racial biases, or looking to understand how racial relations in the US have made everyday life difficult for Black Americans. It did not help that a slew of reading lists recommended by news outlets, libraries, and on social media often featured the same titles, which have rocketed to the top of best-seller lists…

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