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San Francisco's Marcus Bookstore/Bop City building is in danger of being SOLD. We're asking you donate $20 or more and then help 10 others to do the same. Join the community and buy back Marcus Bookstores and KEEP IT LIT as a beaming source of knowledge and awareness.

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The History of Marcus Bookstore

In 1960, in the thriving Black business district known as the Fillmore, Julian and Raye Richardson were co-owners of The Success Printing Co. and avid readers. When friends didn't return their books, they realized the need for a Black bookstore. It was named Success Book Store. After reading Marcus Garvey's Philosophy and Opinions, they decided to change the names of their 30 year-old printshop and ten year-old bookstore to Marcus Books Printing and Marcus Bookstores, opening another store in Oakland, California.

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Other Things


The Marcus Bookstore Blog
Marcus Bookstore keeps a blog at WordPress. [HERE] you can see and comment on a variety of topics from books to events. We welcome your comments and may take a couple of days to respond... but we will.


Looking to Buy a Book?
We also have many of our books located for purchase by following [THIS LINK]. Please give us a call if you do not see the book you are looking for. If you can not find the book, most likely we can... We will help you get a hold of that soecial book or give you the proper information to help you locate it.


Black Authors’ Opportunity to Advertise on Marcus Bookstore’s Website
Marcus Bookstores is offering a space for black authors to advertise using Marcus Bookstores "wide reach". We have banner space as well as a page for you to sell your works. to find out more, [CLICK HERE].

Recent Events

At Marcus Bookstore
What are we doing?
Click here to find out what Marcus Bookstore has been up to.

The Best Bands at...
Fillmore Jazz Festival
Marcus on Fillmore always has the best bands for the Jazz Festival. Make this your destination every year.

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