So, thank goodness for independent bookstores. If you are in Chicago, NYC, Seattle, or Los Angeles here are some spots you can get Furqan’s First Flat Top from. If you must get books for someone or a specific book, order it from your local bookstore. Yes it costs more than Amazon, but the money you spend helps fund your local economy and give your city access to knowledge, community events, and more. Please visit or buy from these stores. #SupportIndependentBookstores

Shout out to Nia King of the Queer & Trans artists of color series for recommending stores!

Estellita’s Library – Seattle, WA

Quimby’s Books – Chicago, IL

Vroman’s – Pasadena (LA) California

Kweli’s Book Club (Formerly Nkiru Books) – Online/ Brooklyn, NYC

Libro Mobile – Santa Ana, CA (specializing in bilingual/ spanish books)

Burning Books – Buffalo, NY

Boogie Down Books – Bronx, NYC