My Favorite Bookstore: Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore

My Three Books

Juneteenth, also known as Jubilee Day or Freedom Day, will be celebrated on Friday, June 19, 2020. Wanting to read a book on this subject, I look in my personal library at home to find my book about this celebrated day. Then, I realize that my book is in my classroom at school. With the pandemic virus being a serious health issue, I cannot go to the school where I teach to get the book out of my classroom. Nevertheless, this minor setback does not stop me from wanting to read about Juneteenth.

Determined to get a book, I decided to visit Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore, my favorite bookstore. At this black-owned business, a person can find everything that he/she desires: books, artwork, clothing, jewelry etc. Therefore, I know that I will find a book about what I want to read. I ask the owner if he has any material on Juneteenth, and he shows me several books. It was my intent only to purchase one book, but I ended up buying three books: Let’s Celebrate Emancipation Day & Juneteenth by Barbara deRubertis, Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi, and The Negro Motorist Green-Book by Victor H. Green. Inspired by the movie, Green Book, this is the reason why I buy the last book, The Negro Motorist Green-Book. After I finish reading deRubertis and Rinaldi’s books, I am definitely going to read Green’s book!

When I go into Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore, I always spend more money than I intend. But as I think about it, I have never gone into any bookstore and only purchased just one book. Needless to say, it is okay because I am pleased with my purchase, and I know that I am supporting a black-owned business. If you have not been to the only black-owned bookstore in Nashville, Tennessee, then you should stop by for a visit. Whatever you want, Alkebu-Lan has it. But if you don’t find what you need and/or want, please know that it can be ordered for you. Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore is the place to go!

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Forever Reading

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