Black Lit Book Club

The Black Lit Book Club, which gathers on the second Sunday of each month, explores the works of black authors from Africa and across the diaspora. Black Lit Book Club is hosted by Isis of Sistah Scifi.

Book club titles will not be limited to any one genre, and monthly picks may be pulled from fiction, history, mystery, graphica, sci-fi/fantasy, young adult, poetry, and more. Recommendations will, of course, be welcome. You can follow the discussion online by joining the Seattle Black Lit Book Club Facebook Group.

All monthly book club titles are discounted 20% for the month prior to the book club meeting. No purchase required. Drink specials (both alcoholic and non) are available from Raconteur during book club meetings.

 

The Black Lit Book Club meets monthly at Third Place Books Seward Park (5041 Wilson Ave S). The bookstore is on a street-level floor with wide aisles and no stairs to the meeting area or to the wheelchair accessible restroom. There are two accessible parking spaces available near the front entrance (permit required).
 

Queenie Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781501196027
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Gallery/Scout Press - November 5th, 2019

Next Meeting: Sunday, April 19 at 7pm

Note that April's meeting will be held one week later than usual, in observance of Easter.

 

 


Everything's Trash, But It's Okay Cover Image
By Phoebe Robinson, Ilana Glazer (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525534167
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Plume - October 15th, 2019

Coming Up: Sunday, May 10 at 7pm

 

 


Passing Cover Image
By Nella Larsen, Emily Bernard (Introduction by), Thadious M. Davis (Notes by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780142437278
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Penguin Classics - February 4th, 2003

March 2020


Creative Quest Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062670571
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Ecco - April 2nd, 2019

February 2020


How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316491372
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Orbit - August 13th, 2019

October 2019


My Soul Looks Back: A Memoir Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501125928
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Scribner - May 15th, 2018

September 2019


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American Street Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062473059
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Balzer + Bray - May 1st, 2018

August 2019


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A Lucky Man: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978433
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Graywolf Press - June 4th, 2019

July 2019


Mem Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781944700867
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Unnamed Press - March 19th, 2019

June 2019


A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594633942
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015

May 2019


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Who Fears Death Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780756406691
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: DAW - June 7th, 2011

April 2019


The Changeling: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812985870
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 6th, 2018

March 2019


Heads of the Colored People: Stories Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501167997
Availability: Unavailable at this time.
Published: 37 Ink - April 10th, 2018

February 2019


Freshwater Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128997
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Grove Press - December 18th, 2018

January 2019