Supporting Asian-Owned Bookstores

We want to take a moment to address the recent rise of xenophobia and hate crimes directed at people of Asian descent.  Racism in all its forms is repugnant, and we want to do what we can to help fellow booksellers who are facing not only the challenges of a tough industry and a global pandemic, but also this added anxiety and stress.  With help from folks at and, we've assembled a list of Asian-owned bookstores nationwide.  It's far from all of them, but we'd like to use our platform to highlight those we can.  Check out these awesome indie bookstores, buy a book or two, and if you know of others we can feature, let us know!


A Good Used Book

Web-based bookstore for used books, based in Los Angeles, California.

Arkipelago Books

A cornerstone to the Filipino businesses, advocate organizations, art spaces and families in their neighborhood and beyond.  Based in San Francisco, California.

Bel Canto Books

Founded by Jhoanna Belfer, a Filipina-American poet and former hospitality executive, Bel Canto Books offers a curated selection of fiction, nonfiction and children's books, organized around a theme of the month, in particular celebrating books by women and people of color. 

Eastwind Books

Since 1982, Eastwind Books of Berkeley has been a major source for Asian American literature, Asian Studies, Ethnic Studies, Language Learning, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts books.  

Femme Fire Books

Online indie bookstore celebrating diversity in literature, selling new and used books.

Maomi Bookstore

Chinese bookstore and café in Chamblee, Georgia (part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area).

Now Serving

Los Angeles' Only Cookbook & Culinary Shop

Orphan Books, Inc.

A mobile bookstore and book collection consultant based in Los Angeles, California.

Philippine Expressions

Philippine Expressions Bookshop was established in Los Angeles in 1984 as a mail-order bookshop dedicated to Filipino Americans in search of their roots.  It's since grown into a cultural institution!


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