Posts Tagged: marcus books

This Week in Indie Bookstores

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London bookstores are turning off Wi-Fi access, hoping to keep buyers focused on books rather than the net. African-American bookstore Marcus Books is returning to the Fillmore District in San Francisco after being forced out of its previous home of three decades over rising rents. While Beijing has been shutting down Hong Kong bookstores, mainland […]

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So Long, Marcus Books

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Sad news for San Francisco and the independent bookstore community: Marcus Books, the country’s oldest black bookstore, has been evicted. The store has been in its location in the Fillmore since 1960, serving as a meeting place for the city’s African American literary community. Co-owners Karen and Greg Johnson wrote an open letter after the store locks […]

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Keep It Lit

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The oldest independent black bookstore in the country, San Francisco’s Marcus Books, is in danger of closing. But if the owners can raise $2.6M, the San Francisco Community Land Trust will buy the building and allow the shop to remain as its tenant indefinitely. Marcus Books raised over half that amount, and has turned to crowdsourcing […]

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