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Anti-racist Resources

A guide to anti-racist resources at DU Libraries and beyond.

Black-Owned Independent Booksellers

Ashay By the Bay (Vallejo, CA)

Black Pearl Books (Austin, TX)

Brain Lair Books (South Bend, IN)

Brave & Kind Bookshop (Decatur, GA)

Cafe Con Libros (Brooklyn, NY)

A Different Booklist (Toronto, ON)

The Dock Bookshop (Fort Worth, TX)

Eso Won Books (Los Angeles, CA)

Eyeseeme African American Children’s Bookstore (University City, MO)

For Keeps Books (Atlanta, GA)

Frugal Bookstore (Boston, MA)

Fulton Street Books and Coffee (Tulsa, OK)

Harriett’s Bookshop (Philadelphia, PA)

Knowledge Bookstore (Toronto, ON)

Liberation Station Bookstore (Durham, NC)

The Lit. Bar (The Bronx, NY)

Loyalty Bookstores

(Silver Spring, MD and Washington, D.C.)

Mahogany Books (Washington, D.C.)

Marcus Books (Oakland, CA)

MATTER (Denver, CO)

Pyramid Art, Books, & Custom Framing

(Little Rock, AR)

Reparations Club (Los Angeles, CA)

Sankofa (Washington, D.C.)

Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery (Chicago, IL)

The Sister’s Uptown Bookstore

(New York, NY)

Source Booksellers (Detroit, MI)

Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books

(Philadelphia, PA)

The Tiny Bookstore (Pittsburgh, PA)

Turning Page Bookshop (Goose Creek, SC)


Most of the collaborators responsible for this guide are cisgender white women who benefit from white supremacist systems and types of oppression outlined in this guide, and there are limits and hidden biases at work that stem from our privileges and perspectives. We have attempted to bring together relevant resources on anti-racist issues for the DU community, and we welcome feedback and suggestions for the guide, particularly from the perspectives and experiences of Black, Indigenous, and non-Black People of Color (BIPOC) members of the DU community.

Resources Organized by Format

The resources found in this section are available to all students, faculty and staff of the University of Denver. Many, but not all, of the resources can also be accessed by alumni and community members.

As the Libraries expands our collections on anti-racist materials and resources, more titles will be added to these lists.

We provide below some subject headings to help shape your additional exploration of anti-racism resources in the Libraries. The list of subject headings is not exhaustive, and we acknowledge that the structure and organization of the library catalog and other search tools reinforce systems of white supremacy.

Subject Headings


Racism--United states

White Privilege

Race relations--United States

Race discrimination--United States