About Us

Black Stone Bookstore & Cultural Center is an independent African American bookstore. We are in the heart of downtown Ypsilanti, Michigan, just on the other side of the street from the Ypsilanti District Library. We opened November 2, 2013, in hopes of bringing awareness to true African American literature and culture.

We aim to be a place where journalists, writers, professors, students, and bona fide lovers of African American literature & culture will find a spot of solace in the heart. We host author readings, book clubs, poetry nights and children story times.

We sell not only books but also clothing, oils, incense & burners, soaps, jewelry, health & beauty products, CD's, DVD's & much more and can ship anywhere in the U.S.

Please note that while we specialize in African American literature, we are connected to the industry’s largest active book inventory with access to 7.5 million titles, so give us a try we may be able to get that book for you.