‘Semicolon’ Opens in Chicago as City’s Only Black Woman-Owned Bookstore

Nicole Rojas
Jul 20, 2019 - 5:00
'Semicolon' Opens in Chicago as City's Only Black Woman-Owned Bookstore

Chicago is now home to a Black woman-owned bookstore. The city’s newest bookstore, located in West Town, opened its doors to the public on July 9 with a party and mural unveiling.  Semicolon, a bookstore and community space located in West Town, is one of just a few woman-owned bookstores in the Windy City and the only one owned by a Black woman. Owner DL Mullen created a vibrant space with a mural by street artist Ahmad Lee, colorful furniture, and personal touches.   “Explaining art is really [key] to how people understand it and connect to it,” the author and editor with a PhD in literary theory told

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