A major literary event! Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo a newly published work from the author of the American classic Their Eyes Were Watching God, with a foreword from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, brilliantly illuminates the horror and injustices of slavery as it tells the true story of one of the last-known survivors of the Atlantic slave trade--abducted from Africa on the last "Black Cargo" ship to arrive in the United States. Read more to learn about this extraordinary piece of literary history and order your copy today from We Are LIT!
We Are LIT
is collaborating with two Detroit-based independent bookstores on an initiative to collect 500 children's books by May 6, 2018
to donate to a recently constructed library in rural Haiti. In support of the effort, we have curated a special collection of children's books
, many in the Haitian Creole/French language to purchase for donation now thru May 6th. Read more
to learn about the Community Maker Library in Fond des Blancs, Haiti and how Detroit entrepreneur Yvette Jenkins of Loves Travels. Imports is leading this amazing effort!
Uh Huh Honey is a compilation of Kanye West's recent tweets written as a parody of Rupi Kaur's Milk and Honey by content creator and visual strategist, Red Gaskell. Lately Kanye has been tweeting up a storm and says the tweets are his philosophy book written in real time. Read more about Gaskell's book parody and how to get a copy!
This year We Are LIT
was recognized by the largest book distributor in the United States, with a feature on its blog!
Independent Bookstore Day is a day when booksellers across the country shine a spotlight on their store and celebrate the love of books and bookselling. Read more
to learn what it means to eBookshop owner Kendra to be a bookseller and what makes We Are LIT unique.
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community. A Literary Lifestyle is an online community built around book culture and administered by We Are LIT on Facebook as a hybrid group suited for lifestyle readers who prefer and buy print books; as well as readers who are passionate about or open to supporting self-published authors by buying, reading, and reviewing their work.