Black Book Shops/Publishers/Outlets




New Beacon Books  76 Stroud Green, Finsbury Park, London, N4  3EN

Pepukayi Books The Maa Maat Cultural Centre, 366a High Road, Tottenham, N17 9HT

All Eyes on Egipt Bookstore  124a West Green Road, Tottenham, London, N15 5AA

BIS Publications PO Box 14918  N17  8WJ   0845  226  4066

The Ankh Wellbeing Centre  221 High Road, Wilesden, London, NW10 2RY 07827232546


Adonis & Abbey Publishers  PO Box 4433418, London, SE11, 4XZ Telephone: 0207 733 8803

Pempamsie   102 Brixton Hill, Brixton, London,  SW2, 1AH  0207 678 2555

Pempamsie   219 London Road, Mitcham,  CR4 2JD 0208 089 7961

Moremi Books: Market stall located on Brixton Station Road Thursday  – Saturday, 9am – 5pm /

Tamare House Publishers 25 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, London SW2, Telephone: 0207 978 8321

Books of Africa  16 Overhill Road, East Dulwich SE22 0PH  07931 876013

Round Table books : 97 Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8PS

Faunteewrites Publishing

Knights Of


Mama Afrika Kulcha Shap 282 High Road, Leyton E10, 5PW Telephone: 0208 539 2154

Cassava Republic Press UK, 9 Eri Studio C11, Mainyard Studios, 94 Wallis Rd, London E9 5LN


DJED The New Shepherds Bush Market, UNIT L32- L34 Uxbridge Road, London W2 8LF Telephone: 0208 743 1985 /07836 355 416 / 07946 743 108

Jacaranda Books Arts & Music: 27 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3AX 

Little Drum Publishing                                                             

Tamarind Books Ltd  61 – 63 Uxbridge Road, London W5 5SA


The Afrikan People Shop 14 Radford Road Hyson Green Nottingham NG7 5FS 07952369112

Marcia M Publishing 

African Books Collective PO Box 721 Oxford OX1 9EN UK TEL/FAX +44 (0) 1869 349110

Hansib Publications PO Box 226 Hertford Hertfordshire SG14 3WY 0208 523 0888

MyBookbasket  Unit 9 Market Village, OneStop Shopping Centre, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 1AA

Peepaltree press Publishers 17 Kings Avenue, Leeds, LS6, 1QS Telephone: 01132451703

Ayebia Clarke Literary Agency & Publishing Ltd 7 Syringa Walk Banbury Oxfordshire, OX16 1FR UK Tel: +44 (0)1295 709228 Fax: +44 (0)1295 267681 email:


This is Book Love: Travelling Multicultural Book Carnival

No Ordinary Bookshop

Happy to BME 

Little Drum Publishing                                                             

Hashtag Press

Conscious Dreams Publishing 

Peaches Publications

Onwe Press 

Dark Books

Alanna Books

Just Like Me Books

JLG Publishing

Casey Elisha Books

Black Star Books

Black History Books

Akinster Books

K&M Publishing House

39 responses to “Black Book Shops/Publishers/Outlets

  1. Does Maafia Books still operate in Hackney?

  2. Hi
    Love this site and believe it is totally necessary but I’ve clicked on some of your publilshers only to find that the site has moved or it is simply not there. Are you planning to update your blogroll, as it is so difficutl to find black publishers in the UK. Many thanks and keep up the good work!

  3. We seem to be losing more of our bookshops in Hackney. The main one and most established was Centerprise which was unfortunatly closed down recently. At one point we had about 5/6 black bookshops within the borough which catered for our community, now we have one holding the fort Muatta Books

  4. New Beacon Books in Stroud Green North London is jammed packed and up to date with the latest. Kizala in Croydon is mix of books, cards etc. It’s really an attractive shop, and it’s been there for some while.
    I agree, that as a black book lover, after the defunct Head Start in West Green Road in my native Tottenham, Centreprise was the next best place in getting books plus advise on creative writing, but no more.

  5. I am a young writer searching for a publisher and found this site invaluable, thank you.

  6. David Ssembajjo

    I am a self published African writer and I would like to bring to your attention some of the books I have published which include: The Stolen Gift, a Journey to Maleba, Chronicles of a Soldier and Servants of the Underground. Please can you help me reach your audience who might be interested to read the above books in your forum. My books have been reviewed in The Voice and East African magazine.

  7. Looking for a publisher! Written 35 novels and 200 short stories.

  8. We’re putting on a production of Fix Up by Kwame Kwei-Armah at Tower Theatre (N16) in June. This play is set in a Tottenham bookstore dedicated to black history. For the set we need access to a lot of books. Could you recommend anywhere we could hire appropriate books for a two-week run or where we could buy second hand books at a cheap rate?

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  27. gillian currier

    I am a preschool teacher of 40years in a predominantly white middle England community and have tried for years to bring in a larger variety of children’s books/music , can you help me, I want to get the early years programming more inclusive.
    Thank you Gillian .

    • Hi Gillian If u need help with finding Black childrens books for the preschool children I am in the process if dedicating a page in the blog strictly for Black authors who specialise in childrens books. Some of them self publish as well. Stay tuned.

  28. Peace be upon you. I am Dr. Douglas E. Thomas from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I am college professor and founder of I gathered hundreds of books from the Langston Hughes Library in New York City several years ago and would love to donate some to you. As you know we are locked downed here in the states as elsewhere around the world. Once the lockdown is lifted—hopefully soon, I could bring some books with me to the UK, which would be less costly than sending them. Please keep my contact and I expect to see you soon.

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