Black Reserve Bookstore plans to buck digital trend

Black Reserve Bookstore, located in the Dresher Arcade in Lansdale, is open daily except Mondays. (Image via

Just when you thought the printed page had gone the way of the dodo bird, along comes a new bookstore dedicated to the black experience.

Located in the Dresher Arcade building at 319 W. Main St., Lansdale, the Black Reserve Bookstore showcases the self-confessed bookworm and published author’s passion for the printed word, with an array of meticulously merchandised books, ranging from classics like “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou and “Soul on Ice” by Eldridge Cleaver to the Marvel comic book “Black Panther: World of Wakanda” by Roxanne Gay, according to a story by Gary Puleo published by

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“I love the feel of books. I can’t do the audio or digital thing. I have to have it in my hands,” said the author of “The Written Mixtape Vol. One: The Awakening.”

The Hatfield resident launched the bookstore, which specializes in African-American literature as part of his lifelong journey as a voracious reader that began years ago in his native Harrisburg, according to the article.

The Black Reserve Bookstore is open Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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