Grand Rapids Bookstore

(Photo credit: Stephen M. Smith)

Let us help diversify your reading. We Are LIT Grand Rapids is an independent, multicultural bookshop offering new, diverse books across all genres. Our inventory is hand selected to connect readers of all ages to their interests through thoughtfully curated books.

Literacy is homemade! We Are LIT curates multicultural books for young readers! We believe the passion for reading is ignited when a child can see themselves through the characters of fun, vibrant stories!

Reading revolution. Read for the resistance! Because part of the resistance is knowledge and books are knowledge...We Are LIT curates the most relevant and most recent books that focus on the current sociopolitical environment with the hope of moving the conversation forward.

Books in the City!  We Are LIT is on a mission to create a culture around books in West Michigan! We love to bring the bookshop offline and into the Grand Rapids community through pop-ups within some of the city’s best venues for art, culture, and entertainment.

More than a bookshop. We Are LIT is a community built on book culture. I do not view myself merely as a bookseller, but rather as a moderator in an ongoing dialogue among readers and my community on everything from the current sociopolitical climate to how individuals can empower one another to live their best life. These, among others, are conversations created around books and I love that as a bookseller, I help move these conversations forward.” ~Kendra McNeil, owner and curator of We Are LIT Grand Rapids

MEET THE OWNER

 

McNeil is a local ambassador for the New York-based literary platform, Well-Read Black Girl and co-founder and moderator of Women Who Read Grand Rapids. She is also innovation news editor at Rapid Growth Media by which she enjoys writing about social issues around art, business, culture and community. 

McNeil is an avid traveler and lover of books. Contact her at kendra@wearelitgr.com