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Upcoming Events at Resist

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Saturday, June 22, 2024 1:00PM
Sunday, July 7, 2024 4:00PM
Friday, July 12, 2024 6:30PM

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Cherie Scott
Cherie Scott
June 25, 2024
Very welcoming, nice selection of books, and other items
Josie Gonzales
Josie Gonzales
June 11, 2024
Amazing independent bookstore! A large selection of children's books and middle grade books. I was stoked to find some new graphic novels I hadn't seen before, but I wish they had a bit more of a variety of graphic novels. I also loved the consignments by local artists, offering tea, bookmarks, and candles.
Eleanor Donahue
Eleanor Donahue
June 3, 2024
Awesome bookstore, great selections of many authors especially African American.
Patricia West
Patricia West
May 12, 2024
I enjoy shopping at this bookstore and the owners are just adorable. I plan on going back soon.
Johnzelle Anderson
Johnzelle Anderson
May 9, 2024
I love this Black-owned bookshop in my neighborhood. Unlike chain bookstores that make you search to find the work of Black authors in a sea of whiteness, Resist (almost exclusively) stocks books by folx of the African diaspora. I felt so seen and understood as I browsed the shelves. The owner, Demetrius, took time to get to know me as I ordered a memoir writing workbook and when I asked, he shared how he got into bookselling with this unique emphasis on Black literature. I knew immediately that I'll be a frequent visitor to this shop. I highly recommend Resist Booksellers.
Mary Bull
Mary Bull
April 15, 2024
Really cool to have a bookstore in Petersburg. Good variety of books focusing on Black authors, and fun events here
Patricia Mills
Patricia Mills
March 22, 2024
First of all, it is an absolutely beautiful pristine location filled with a variety of books for those who LOVE reading the written word. The environment makes me want to sit with a cup of tea and enjoy the book I've chosen. And if you are seeking topics on and by African Americans, it is especially delightful for adults and children. Secondly, the staff is well-suited and quite knowledgeable to help one find exactly what they're seeking.
Baby J Howard
Baby J Howard
March 16, 2024
Very nice atmosphere, I try to stop by and support when I am in the area.
Barbara Winston
Barbara Winston
March 2, 2024
Professional service, diverse selection of books and a relaxing reading atmosphere are the reasons I selected Resist Booksellers as my favorite bookstore !! It's my happy place; I so look forward to my frequent visits and the exciting books I purchase for gifts and for my own literary pursuits.