September 18

The Record Keeper by Agnes Gomillion

Buffalo Street Books


October 23

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson

Southside Community Center


November 20

The Yellow House by Sarah Broom

Location TBD


what is the well-read black girl (wrbg) book club?

This project is based on Well-Read Black Girl, the online community and in-real-life book club founded by Glory Edim. In 2019, the American Booksellers Association partnered with Well-Read Black Girl to bring book club meetings to independent bookstores with the goal of amplifying Black women writers.

The Idea

The Mission

We are focused on the importance of inclusion, equity, and diverse voices within the book industry. Our goal is to amplify the voices of classic and emerging Black women writers in particular, while having enriching conversations and inviting new readers into our bookstore community.

The Plan

Starting in September, we will read one book and meet once per month, alternating between Buffalo Street Books and Southside Community Center. Dr. Nia Nunn will serve as our Well-Read Black Girl ambassador and help to guide our conversations. Our regular meeting dates will be every third Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

How do I participate?

- Sign up for the WRBG Book Club is currently closed. Thanks for your interest.

Who Should Join the Book Club?

We invite girls, women, those identifying as queer, trans, non-binary and gender-nonconforming, as well as anyone who seeks to honor the work of Black women writers, to participate in the book club.

Guidelines for Participation

1. Success depends on participation. Collectively, we will share ideas, ask questions, and engage others in conversation.

2. Respectfully listen and hold space for others.

3. Listen to understand, share your unique perspective, and speak honestly.

4. Be positive, non-judgmental, and open to new ideas.

5. Critique ideas, not people. Remember to practice non-defensiveness during the discussion.

6. Respect each other’s thinking and value others’ contributions. Everything happens through courageous conversations.

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10am ~ 6pm
sun. mon. tue. wed.
10am ~ 7pm
thu. fri. sat. 

The Dewitt Mall

215 North Cayuga Street

Ithaca, New York 14850