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Black Bookstores in the United States: A Short View by the Numbers

13 Pages Posted: 23 Nov 2012 Last revised: 26 Dec 2013

Reginald Smith

Supreme Vinegar LLC

Date Written: December 30, 2012

Abstract

This paper investigates the growth and development of Black bookstores in the United States over the past 50 years using statistical data such as incorporation dates, bankruptcy dates, and location by state and metropolitan area. Specifically, it looks at how the number of stores has grown, declined, and evolved over this time estimating the total market size, reasons for growth and decline, and future prospects for Black bookstores.

Keywords: bookstores, black bookstores, ethnic business, ethnic bookstores, black business

JEL Classification: M13

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Smith, Reginald, Black Bookstores in the United States: A Short View by the Numbers (December 30, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2180044 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2180044

Reginald Smith (Contact Author)

Supreme Vinegar LLC ( email )

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Suite D
Bensalem, PA 19020

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