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News Fri Jun 27 2008

Azizi Books

Bookselling This Week profiles Azizi Books, an African-American bookstore that opened in Matteson, IL, about 30 miles south of Chicago, this past November. The store is owned by Kevin Roberts and his daughter Maia. In BTW, Maia explains, "Our overall mission was to create a place that would expose and enlighten the community to the many books that speak to the African-American experience, and bring some community spirit back into the neighborhood at the same time."

They also have a bookstore blog. Read the post from Maia about why they chose Lincoln Mall in Matteson for the store's location. This is why I love local businesses.

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