Marcus Books

“A family owned business, Marcus Books is more than just a book store. It is a gathering place; it is a center for Black culture, but more importantly, Marcus Books is a community.”

We’re honoring the first Black Independent Book Store in the Nation today. Marcus Books was opened in the Fillmore district of San Francisco. Noted by some as the “Harlem of the West,” this place, and the bookstore which is situated in it has a rich history of jazz and black culture.

Unfortunately, 54 years after it was opened, there is a chance the owners might lose the Bop City building in which it’s San Francisco location is housed. Please consider pledging money to help the wonderful store sustain it’s business, amidst the changes which are occuring around it. More information about the fundraising efforts are on the link here