First, D.C. blessed us with The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and now we are soon to be blessed with a bookstore that will hold literature for people of color by people of color.focus on literature with people of color.
It’s literally, LIT.
Angela Maria Spring noticed an unsettling amount of multiculturalism when it came to the book reading experience in Washington D.C. She took the initiative to change that and created Duende District, a bookstore with the goal of creating a space for minorities to enjoy literature, community, and opportunities.
“I left my job as a manager at Politics and Prose in November to start Duende District with a mission to continually cultivate relationships and start conversations with books, gifts, events and displays, all curated and planned by people of color.” – Angela Spring via Kickstarter
Spring will be doing a pop-up shop in the heart of the District of Columbia. The pop-up shop will include all genres with an emphasis on books that ar relevant to people of color. Spring also plans to use the pop-up to collaborate with local D.C creatives and community leaders because of course, it takes a village to make something great!
As of now, the Kickstarter campaign has pulled over $5,000 worth of donations and she’s almost half way to her goal of $10,000. Springs plan and vision is to truly bridge the gap between culture, representation, and literature.
If you would like to support Angela visit her KICKSTARTER and donate.