Our Story

Hello, and welcome to The World's Borough Bookshop. We are a bookshop that celebrates and only sells BIPOC books. Our shelves are dedicated to amplifying diversity and inclusivity of BIPOC writers, and we are working towards opening our flagship in the heart of Jackson Heights, Queens, New York.

Queens is one of the most diverse places in the world, with over 130 languages spoken in just one borough. However, despite its diversity, there are very few bookstores around, leaving many areas as book deserts. As a result, many young children, families, and adults lack access to books that represent their experiences, cultures, and identities. The lack of owning books in their home leads to issues including economic, social and educational issues amongst others.

That's where The World's Borough Bookshop comes in. Our mission is to create a safe and inclusive space for everyone to discover, read and celebrate diverse literature. By offering a vast selection of BIPOC books, we aim to uplift the voices and stories of underrepresented communities, providing a space for them to connect and empower one another.