This year has been rough for small businesses. Black-owned businesses have been hit especially hard.
My blog has become well known for my bookish knowledge particularly with bookish merchandise. I’m using this platform for elevate these shops and hope my fellow book lovers find new shops to support.
Shop small! If you’re buying merchandise rather than a subscription box, get your orders in ASAP. Small shops are small so they need as much time as possible to get items out in time for the Holidays.
Here are some Black-Owned companies that make book boxes or bookish items.
- $: <$20
- $$: <$40
- $$$: $40+
Last updated: 11/2/20
Product: Monthly Kids/Tween Book Box (ages 4-5, 6-8, or 9-12) with a STEAM focus.
Product: Quarterly Adult Book Box (fiction or non-fiction) featuring black literature and authors.
Product: Book sleeves
Product: Monthly subscription box with 2-3 children’s books featuring characters of color. For ages 0-3, 4-8, & 9-12.
Products: Bookmarks, stickers, prints, notebooks
Price: $ – $$$
Products: A bit of everything: aprons, mugs, pillows, socks, etc. Not everything thing is bookish but you’ll find designs focusing on black authors.
Maybe supporting a black-owned bookstore is more your style? Libro.fm has a great list of black-owned bookstores. Use Libro.fm over Audible since Libro supports bookstores and Audible supports…Amazon. [Want to try a subscription? Use my affiliate link to get a free month after paying for your first month.]