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Upcoming Events at Resist

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Mar 04
Welcome to the Basement Tour!
Petersburg Public Library - 201 West Washington Street
Mar 04
Midnight Release Party – This Could Be Us by Kennedy Ryan
Resist Booksellers Bookstore - 233 N. Sycamore St
Mar 08
Open Mic at Resist Booksellers featuring Nyesha Fox
Resist Booksellers Bookstore - 233 N Sycamore Street Suite B
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Sheryl R. Fitzpatrick
Sheryl R. Fitzpatrick
November 26, 2023
A wonderful bookstore that was definitely worth the drive from Glen Allen! I immediately felt comfortable and free to browse in peace. My best friend picked up a book that happened to not be on sale as it was placed in the wrong area. The owner was so engaged and vested as to why the book was on the counter that he apologized and said to her we will definitely honor the discount for the book. He was so kind, caring and genuine. In a time where things are done in a microwave fashion it spoke volumes to the character and love that has gone into this business. It’s in a great location and I will definitely return! Perhaps I will sing or read a poem one day as that was mentioned on my way out-God is very comical! “You better step into your calling!” The owner stated! Thanks to J. Anderson for recommending Resist! So much came out of this adventure!
Johnzelle Anderson
Johnzelle Anderson
November 22, 2023
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.
Lance Adams
Lance Adams
October 23, 2023
I've been to Resist a couple times and they will be my go to bookstore moving forward. The staff are wonderful, warm, inviting people. They will let you browse in peace if that's your preference but will also engage with you if that's your preference. The only problem I have is that I always find more books and spend more money than I intended to!
Vivian Shields
Vivian Shields
October 1, 2023
Lovely bookstore with a wide selection of books in a quaint area of Old Town Petersburg. Every time I have visited I have received pleasant greetings from the owner and/or his exceptional team. Ask Demetrius for recommendations and you won’t be disappointed. I love that they are welcoming to the community and hosts many wonderful events. They are here!! Make sure to check out their IG and website often because they host poetry nights, author events, and other literary events for the community. We need this in our community, and I love that this bookseller has a vast network of authors and others that are willing to come to our area. The location is easy to get to and is a such beautiful store. You won’t be disappointed. Please visit them and patron them online or in person.
celeste bradford
celeste bradford
September 26, 2023
Love shopping Resist Books online. They ship fast with great service and a point system. Love being able to support Black Business from afar. Pre-orders especially are always shipped on time!!!
Lamar Giles
Lamar Giles
September 21, 2023
A great and necessary bookstore in the heart of Petersburg. Great selection and the staff goes above and beyond every time I’ve visited. I highly recommend.
Keia Alexis
Keia Alexis
August 22, 2023
Such a cute bookstore! The owner is great! They have book readings for the kids and poetry nights for everyone else. It’s black owned. The atmosphere is light and airy. The playlist is *chef’s kiss* And they have plans to bring more to their spot to make it a place you want to stay in. What more could you ask for!
Ebo Washington
Ebo Washington
August 9, 2023
This place has an awesome selection. Something for me and my daughter. So glad we have access to this!!!!