Duende District

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DUENDE DISTRICT

Because everyone deserves diverse books.

A NEW LOCAL BOOKSTORE ON A MISSION AND ON THE MOVE

 
 

BY AND FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR—WHERE ALL ARE WELCOME. 

After everything that's happened this year, celebrating and sharing stories from authors and communities of color is exactly what we need. That’s why we can't stop talking about Duende District.

Duende District is an exciting new bookstore founded in February 2017 by first-generation Latinx and longtime bookseller Angela Maria Spring. Duende District’s mission is to provide a highly inclusive and pleasurable bookstore experience serving the DMV’s multicultural community with an equally multicultural ownership/staff.

Living its values, the Duende District team is made up of people of color, their inventory consists primarily of book titles by authors of color, and they host a Duende Artist-in-Residence program for local artists.

You might have seen Duende District’s popular pop-ups around town this past year. In partnership with local people of color-owned and –allied businesses, Angela’s team designed accessible and empowering bookstore experiences tailored to each community.

If you're looking for the perfect present for the kids, babies, or adult bookworms in your life, Angela from Duende District has hand-curated her favorite book bundles for readers of any age. Give the gift of amazing, diverse books in 2017 and reap the rewards of being a holiday hero.

 
 
 
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Creating an inclusive and enjoyable bookstore experience for all

 
 

duende: n. the place deep inside of you where creativity begins and then rises up out of you


 
 

Reaching and connecting communities of color.

The District is a diverse community, and "People of Color" encompasses many cultures and heritages.

Through partnerships with neighborhood-based businesses and organizations, Duende District ensures that each of its pop-up bookstores are specific to its surrounding residents.

For example, for one of its current pop-up at the Anacostia Art Center, Duende District is partnered with Mahogany Books, who specifically carry books by or about people of the African diaspora. 

As it expands, Duende District is committed to building partnerships and reaching new communities every day.

 
 
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Duende District’s presence in Hyattsville is about more than just books; it will provide a safe, vibrant, and culturally rich space for all to fully experience community.
— Candace Hollingsworth, Mayor of Hyattsville
I have never, ever walked into a bookstore and been recommended a book I’m actually interested in reading. I knew immediately that I was here for everything Angela was doing.
— The Kids Wear Crowns
 

 

GIFTS FOR BOOK LOVERS OF ALL AGES!

Each purchase contributes to the establishment and operations of Duende District pop-up stores, allowing greater access to these important texts throughout the DMV area.

 
 
Baby Book Gift Bundle
21.00

Includes 3 of our favorite board books -- Besos For Baby, A Is For Activist & One Love.

Children's Book Gift Set
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Children's Book Gift Set
21.00

A pair of beautiful children's books by our favorite authors and illustrators

 

WANT MORE BOOKS? GO TO DUENDEDISTRICT.COM


 
 
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WHERE CAN I FIND DUENDE DISTRICT?

Toli Moli @ Union Market

Now - 2018

1309 5th St NE, Washington, DC 20002

 

Mahogany Books @ The Anacostia Arts Center

Opened November 24th

1231 Good Hope Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020

 

A Creative DC @ Brookland Monroe St Markets

December 12 - 15

625 Monroe Street NE, Studio 8, Washington, DC 20017

 
 

Photos by Sloane Dakota Tucker. Find more here and here

 
 

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