Find a Well-Read Black Girl book club near you! This year, the American Booksellers Association is partnering with Well-Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores nationwide with the goal of amplifying diverse voices and supporting emerging writers of color.
ABA member stores are invited to sign on to serve as ambassadors and host Well-Read Black Girl book clubs in their stores throughout the year. Find out more on BookWeb.org or email WRBG@bookweb.org to sign up to host a book club or to share ideas; be sure to include your name, store name, city, and state.
Stores that sign on to host book clubs will:
- Be included in ABA promotion of the program in print and online
- Be featured on an interactive online map of locations hosting book clubs so interested readers can search by ZIP Code
- Receive a display kit from Random House, which will include a window cling, an easel, bookmarks, and links to digital assets (while supplies last)
- Be able to download the Well-Read Black Girl stamp for use on your store’s website, identifying your bookstore as a book club location
- Have access to a private Facebook group to discuss marketing and best practices with other Well-Read Black Girl book club hosts
- Have access to an index of authors who are featured in Edim’s Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, and suggested titles (see May’s suggested titles here).
- In September, each participating Well-Read Black Girl book club will read the same title (TBD), and Edim will visit a number of indie bookstores and Skype into book clubs throughout the fall.