Black Bird Bookstore

Our Story
Our Story

A Bookstore with a View

At Black Bird, we hand select each book on our shelves to not only reflect the diversity of experiences and interests of our community but also to broaden perspectives, deepen ideas, and bridge new connections.

Our ever evolving, heavily curated selection of “of the moment” titles - from fiction to poetry to science to cooking and more - will keep any voracious reader satisfied. And our love of beautifully illustrated children’s storybooks results in a showcase of new stories as well as beloved classics, rotated frequently enough to keep the kids coming back for more.

We're About
  • Discovery
  • Engaging stories
  • Diverse voices
  • Ongoing conversations
Letter from the Founder

I opened Black Bird Bookstore in June 2017 to create a peaceful, welcoming, and beautiful community space for books and people to commingle. In 2022, we expanded into a larger space on Irving St and added a coffeeshop inside in addition to a vibrant line-up of author events, pop-ups, art shows, and community happenings. My hope with Black Bird has been to bridge connection, inspire exploration, and shine a light on a diversity of voices and perspectives.

My love of good writing, deep storytelling, compelling characters, and topical issues drives the curation of the books we feature on our shelves. The incredibly amazing staff of booksellers and baristas create a warm, welcoming human experience for all who walk in our door. The community who shops here completes the mission.

Nothing brings me greater joy than watching a three-year-old march out the front door with a new book in hand, paid for or not. She feels this agency because she is right at home at Black Bird. It is this connection with our community that fills my cup.

Thank you for supporting Black Bird.