Well-Read Black Girl Partnership

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In 2019 and 2020, the American Booksellers Association partnered with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color. 

Stores that signed on to host book clubs were:

  • Included in ABA promotion of the program in print and online

  • Featured on an interactive online map of locations hosting book clubs 

  • Able to download the Well-Read Black Girl stamp for use on your store's website, identifying your bookstore as a book club location, as well as other digital marketing assets.

  • Able to access to a private Facebook group to discuss marketing and best practices with other Well-Read Black Girl book club hosts

  • Able to access suggested titles


Glory Edim is the winner of the 2017 Innovator’s Award from the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and a board member of New York City’s Housing Works Bookstore.

While WRBG is focused on empowering women, we encourage readers who identify as genderqueer, non-binary, or others who feel inspired by what we’re doing to join us and be a part of our community.

Visit the Well-Read Black Girl website to see their latest partnerships and programs.

About ABA

The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.


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