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Building BIPOC Library Collections: Tools and Resources for Library Selectors

Supplemental LibGuide for poster session at ACRL Womens & Gender Studies Poster Session, ALA Annual Conference 2021
  • Black-Owned Publishers
    List compiled by Book Riot-  Black-owned publishers and presses have long been a part of the American publishing industry. The 1960s and 1970s especially saw a massive boom in black-owned publishers, with presses—both general and specialized—springing up in cities across the country. Though many of these small, independent, black-owned publishing houses have since ceased to operate, some are still thriving today. This is a list compiled by BookRiot.
  • Black-Owned Publishing Companies ( is the oldest, largest, and most frequently visited web site dedicated to books by, or about, people of African descent. Started in 1997, is a widely recognized source of information about Black authors.
  • Indigenous Publishers and Presses 
    List maintained by the Indigenous Literary Studies Association(ILSA). ILSA is a scholarly body based in lands claimed by Canada that focuses on the teaching and study of Indigenous peoples' literatures. ILSA helps bring established and new scholars and writers together, to provide resources for teaching, studying, research, conferences, and publishing in a diverse range of Indigenous literary activities.
  • Indigenous Publishers, Distributors & News Media 
    Extensive list of Indigenous publishers compiled/provided by the University of British Columbia Library.
  • Small Presses Owned by Black, Indigenous and People of Color 
    List maintained by the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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