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Sept. 20 | Protectors of Wakanda Virtual Book Launch

The Black Bookstore Collective Presents:

A fantastic discussion about writing inside the world of Wakanda with Karama Horne on the day her novel Protectors of Wakanda: A History and Training of the Dora Milaje debuts. She will be joined by Award-Winning author Ibi Zoboi (Okoye to the People, Star Chlid) for the discussion with a Q&A to follow.


Learn what it takes to become a member of the Dora Milaje—Wakanda’s elite, all-female guard—with this exclusive in-world history and training manual. Buy your copy straight from Da Book Joint's website!


6:00 PM CT

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Sept. 21 | Rita Woods' The Last Dreamwalker

Da Book Joint, along with Brown Babies Books, will be celebrating the release of Rita Woods' captivating new book The Last Dreamwalker. Purchase the book along with a ticket for the event!

The Last Dreamwalker:

From Hurston/Wright Legacy Award-winning author Rita Woods, THE LAST DREAMWALKER tells the story of two women, separated by nearly two centuries yet inextricably linked by the Gullah-Geechee Islands off the coast of South Carolina -- and their connection to a mysterious and extraordinary gift passed from generation to generation. 


Location and Time:

6:00 PM CT

Flossmoor Community House

847 Hutchinson Road

Flossmoor, IL 60422

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Sept. 28th | Bronzeville Blooms: Children's Storytime in Bronzeville Community Garden

Join us for a FREE monthly storytime in the Bronzeville Community Garden! Each date includes storytime with special guest readers, a gardening activity and a book giveaway (1 book per child).

Storytimes are at 4:30pm, 5pm and 5:30pm. Be sure to visit the Boxville Summer Markets across the street (330 E. 51st Street) from 4pm - 7pm.

Date and Theme:

September 28: Poetry & Spoken Word

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Past Events
  • August 19th | Books & Brownies

  • August 13th | First Annual Community Book Fair

  • August 13th |Meet the Author: Diana Hibbler + Booksigning

  • August 9th | Bronzeville Artrepreneuer Series: "The Bridge from Freelance to Enterprise"

  • July 20th | Boxville Art Expo

  • April 30th | Independent Bookstore Day Book Crawl - Visit local Chicagoland bookstores like the Da Book Joint for goodies and more!
  • June 25th | Rooftop Book Signing with Kimberly L. Jones 
  • July 13th | Sam Greenlee Jr. Day @ Da Book Joint​ 
Virtual Events
  • July 20th | A Dialogue with Diane McKinney-Whetstone, In Conversation with Connie Briscoe 

  • May 3rd | A Dialogue with Elizabeth Acevedo, In Conversation with Kalima DeSuze on Acevedo's book Inheritance: A Visual Poem 
  • May 4th | An Evening with Garcelle, author of Love Me as I am 
  • May 10th | The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois Paperback Launch, Author Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, in conversation with Jacqueline Allen Trimble
  • May 17th | Launch of Swim Team by bestselling comics creator Johnnie Christmas, in conversation with Jerry Craft 
  • May 28th | A Conversation with Tamika Scott, on her debut cookbook  Table Set: Cooking with Tamika Scott