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This week, you can be part of a campaign to “Black Out” the bestseller lists:

This initiative, being shared across social media with the hashtag #BlackoutBestsellerList, has the sole mission of demonstrating Black writers’ power in the publishing industry one book at a time.

Purchase any two books by Black writers before June 20 to demonstrate the power and clout of Black writers in the publishing industry.

And, ahem, if we may make some recommendations? Why not start with a few books by inductees of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame?

All books are available from your local bookstore, or you can support indies everywhere by ordering through

Looking for more? Other Black inductees to the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame include:

It’s gonna be a long summer. Why not stock up?