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Cyn Billops
· September 3, 2017
This store is amazing - a nicely-curated selection of books by and about persons of color that span genres as well as points in time. We went there to find two books my college kid needed for a Harle...m Renaissance class (which were NOT stocked at two other more mainsyream bookstores but really should have been!) and came away with (in addition to the books she needed) 2 graphic novels, one historical/political analysis, one ADORABLE children's book and some refrigerator magnets! Hands down, our new favorite book store! See More
Joseph Townsend
· November 21, 2017
If you want to learn the absolute truths and not that water down, sweep underneath the rug, fabricated history of our people; then look no further then Marcus Bookstore. Support black own businesses a...nd support a pillar in the Oakland community for 57+ years. Been woke for 57 years! See More
Ylond Miles-Davis
· September 5, 2017
History speaks for itself! Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth but supreme beauty-- cold and austere, like that of sculpture. Agreed a nicely curated selection of books that span ge...nres as well as points in time. See More
Elwood Orphé Jr.
· December 4, 2017
My favorite book source and the most knowledgeable staff in the Bay!!! I check them before any other. Highly recommended.
Ammar Saheli
· November 5, 2017
Always awesome, relevant, and full of love. Started me on my journey as a youth...
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Friday, December 15th, 7:30pm
Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco
Michael Eric Dyson,
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America


Bestselling author and eloquent, highly profound lecturer, Michael Eric Dyson will be in discussion with Carvell Wallace as part of the City Arts & Lectures’ “Cultural Studies” series. A master of the use of language and an intellectual giant, Dyson is consistently entertaining, informative, provocative, and off-times controversial in his analysis of current societal issues. Can’t wait to hear his take on POTUS!
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Fri 7:30 PM PSTNourse Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco

Sunday, December 10th, 2-4:00pm
Oakland Store
Tyson Amir, Black Boy Poems
& Malik Wade, Pressure: From FBI Fugitive to Freedom


Tyson Amir is an internationally-known rapper with a poignant message, electrifying cadence, and enlightening lyrics. In Black Boy Poems, Tyson combines his experience surviving America as a Black man with hip hop prose, original analysis and a unique presentation that will empower the fight for liberation and justice.

Malik Wade is the founder of the Scholastic Interest Group, a nonprofit dedicated to and enormously successful at, helping at-risk youth. In addition to being a gripping personal story, Malik explodes myths about drug dealers, prison, and growing up in the inner city. A must-read for all who care about our youth and the challenges they now face.

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