Place Category: Arts & Enrichment
LOVING ROOM: diaspora books + salon is a Black-owned community reading room (bookstore + cultural salon) featuring various genres of literature by Black + African writers for readers of all ages.
We curate a selection of new and used reading material from US-born Black authors, African, Caribbean, and other Diaspora writers to be read on-site, with a variety of new current titles available for purchase. Our collection includes Children’s and Young adult literature, as well as a varied selection of Fiction and Non-Fiction works from Black writers past and present. We aspire to cultivate a space for collective Black ancestral healing and transformation through a commitment to Black literature and African Diasporic decolonial aesthetics.
Our public programs include a children’s story hour, youth read-aloud, and young writers’ club, in addition to teens’ book club, grown folks’ book club, poetry soirées, film screenings, and more. We seek to cultivate a space of welcome and connection for Black readers of all ages, and to reclaim thriving Black cultural space in the historic Central District.
Remaining present and in alignment with these intentions, we welcome collaboration with Black creatives across all genres— authors, poets, visual artists, musicians, playwrights, and other performance artists.
Our space is available for private events and bookings, especially outside of operating hours. Please share inquiries via our contact page.
Blessings + gratitudeAddress: 1400 20th Avenue