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133 Black-Owned Bookstores in America That Amplify the Best in Literature

In honor of Black History Month, we're revisiting this story that was originally published in 2020, along with an updated directory of Black-owned bookstores by state.

Feb 6, 2024

By McKenzie Jean-Philippe, Oprah Daily


Book Nook Lite in Benson encourages community to shop local

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know.”

Access to books in Benson just got a little easier to help make that happen.

Dec 16, 2023

By Erin Hartley, 6 NEWS WOWT OMAHA


The Plot Thickens

Whether it’s the latest thriller, whodunit, bodice ripper, or any other literary genre, metro bibliophiles can find what keeps them reading past their bedtimes at one of Omaha’s independent bookstores.

Sep 22, 2023

By Kim Carpenter, Omaha Magazine


Book lovers gather, rejoice for Papillion Public Library festival

A walk through the author expo at the Papillion Book Festival held by the Papillion Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023.

Sep 17, 2023

Scott Stewart, The Times


11 Unique Things to Do in Omaha, Nebraska

If you’re considering living in Omaha, Nebraska, prepare to experience a city of vibrancy and entertainment. The town boasts an array of unique attractions and experiences that locals and newcomers alike can enjoy.

Jul 29, 2023

By Justin Gomez


Omaha Bookstore Bliss: A Guide To Indie Shops

Searching for your next favorite book? Find it at one of the city’s unique bookstores. Omaha has several bookstores selling new and used books.

Jul 14, 2023

By Kim, OhMyOmaha Travel Blog


Making It Work: Three Local Businesses Thriving in Omaha

Many small businesses in the Omaha metro area have gotten creative over the last year and a half. Some of these ventures discovered their new modes of industry enabled them to thrive.

Oct 2, 2021

By Ryan Borchers


WI16: Bookstores Emphasize Community

Despite the Covid pandemic, entrepreneurs across the country continue to open bookstores, with the ABA reporting that 27 new bookstores opened since September 1. Each of these stores is unique, but all of the new store owners PW spoke with have a common goal: they are filling essential niches in their communities.

Feb 5, 2021

By Claire Kirch, Midwest Correspondent, Publisher Weekly


Shop the Heartland: The Book Nook

PAPILLION, Neb. (KMTV) — Research reveals that reading reduces stress, increases your vocabulary and makes you more knowledgeable.

Jan 21, 2021

By Serese Cole, KMTV News


A New Bookstore In Downtown Papillion

A student-run organization at Papillion-La Vista High School, discuss the new opening of a bookstore during the times of a pandemic.

Dec 15, 2020

By PLV Media Show, Papillion-La Vista Senior High School


Buying local: The Book Nook is welcomed to Papillion

Downtown Papillion has a new, locally owned bookshop. The Book Nook opened about two weeks ago on Washington Street and business owner, DaRonn Washington said that it is a dream come true for him.

Oct 21, 2020

By Katrina Markel, Staff Writer, Omaha World-Herald

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