June 25, 2020

Buy Your Whole30 Books from these Black-Owned Bookstores

Black-Owned bookstores for Whole30 Books HERO

A few weeks ago, we committed to heeding the call to #amplifymelanatedvoices, and compiling a list of Black-owned bookstores to recommend to our community is part of our commitment. With eight Whole30 books and four Whole30 Endorsed cookbooks (with two more on the way!), you may be wondering which Whole30 book you should order. Click here to read the definitive guide to the Whole30 book collection.

We found an original list on Libro.FM and spent some time checking in with each store on the list to make sure they either carry or can order the Whole30 books. The list below is our result. (If you know of a Black-owned bookstore that should be on this list, shoot us an email at [email protected] and we’ll add it.) 

Next time you order one of the Whole30 books (or any book, for that matter), consider making your purchase from one of the stores listed below. A few things to keep in mind:

  • Even if they don’t have the book you’re looking for in stock, most of these bookstores can easily order it for you.
  • If you don’t have a Black-owned bookstore in your town, many of these stores can ship your books to you.
  • Like your books in audiobook form? A few of these stores have Libro.FM storefronts, meaning you can purchase your audiobook directly through the individual stores.

Ready to snag your next read? May we recommend the next Whole30 Endorsed cookbook, The Primal Gourmet by Ronny Joseph Lvovski? It’s out on 9/1, but you can place your preorder from one of the stores below today. Let’s do this.

Black-Owned Bookstores State by State


The Collective Oakland
Oakland, CA


People Get Ready
New Haven, CT

District of Columbia

Charnice Milton Community Bookstore
Washington, DC

Loyalty Books
Washington, DC

Solid State Books
Washington, DC


Cultured Books
St. Petersburg, FL

Eden Books
Chiefland, FL

Pyramid Books
Boynton Beach, FL


44th and 3rd Bookseller*
Atlanta, GA (Libro.fm storefront)


Semicolon Bookstore
Chicago, IL


Brain Lair Books
South Bend, IN


Bliss Books & Wine
Kansas City, KS


Wild Fig Coffee & Books
Lexington, KY


Blackstone Bookstore and Cultural Center
Ypsilanti, MI

New Jersey

The Little Boho Bookshop
Bayonne, NJ

New York

The Lit. Bar
The Bronx, NY


Elizabeth’s Bookshop and Writing Centre
Akron, OH

Smith and Hannon Bookstore
Cincinnati, OH


Fulton Street Books and Coffee
Tulsa, OK

South Carolina

Turning Page Bookshop
Goose Creek, SC


Black Pearl Books
Austin, TX

The Dock Bookshop
Fort Wort


A Different Booklist
Toronto, Ontario

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