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Break-in and robbery at Community Book Center

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My name is Vera Warren the owner and founder of Community Book Center and I'm from New Orleans. Since 1983, Community Book Center (CBC) of New Orleans has served as a cultural oasis and gathering space for scholars and storytellers, children, and the cultural community as a whole. We have loved being a space for the community to convene, to exchange resources and knowledge and purchase books and other items. However, as the only Black-owned bookstore in the city, we find ourselves in a bind.

Unfortunately, our local treasure was broken into and vandalized the morning of June 17th, 2020. We were heartbroken to find the register was emptied and the glass facade was broken. This event, combined with the economic loss incurred by COVID-19 (experience by many of us Black brick-and-mortar businesses) has staggered our efforts to revamp CBC to be resilient through this pandemic reality.

Show your solidarity by donating funds for repairs to our damaged storefront and financially sustain our operational support for our beloved bookstore. Please share this and continue to buy books! We are talking bulk orders (i.e. book clubs, school wholesale request and summer reading lists).We appreciate your support. We are thankful to accept any monetary donation to help meet our goal. Free feel to email us at [email redacted]. com



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Vera Warren
New Orleans, LA

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