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Black Worldschoolers Mobile Bookstore visits Newfields

The founders say they've traveled to sell books all across the Midwest.

INDIANAPOLIS — There's a bookstore on the move in Indianapolis highlighting stories of Black culture for all ages.

Natalie Pipkin and her husband launched Black Worldschoolers Mobile Bookstore in the summer of 2022.

It's a one-of-a-kind bookstore on wheels, featuring dozens of stories written by Black authors, both locally and nationally.

Pipkin said she got the idea for the store while homeschooling her two sons who are avid readers. She hopes it can help other children develop a similar love for reading. 

"That can happen for all children if you have the right selection in front of you," Pipkin said. "So the mobile bookstore, our mission is to create access and awareness to our stories as well as excitement and engagement around reading, so we did it for our children. So we're doing it for all children and adults, too. We have adult books too."

Pipkin said they've also traveled all across the Midwest, selling books in various communities.

"We've been everywhere and seen everyone through this bus," said Pipkin. "It's a need for every community. It's a celebration of Blackness 365 and it's an opportunity for all people to learn and celebrate with us."

The mobile bookstore will be at Newfield's in Indianapolis on first three Sundays in March from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. You can also book the store to come to your events. Click here for more information.

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