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About us

With authors Ashley and Jaquavis

Da Book Joint was built on a dream and a need for an African-American owned and operated, African-American author based bookstore on the Southeast side of Chicago. The owner, Verlean Singletary is an avid reader with five years of operating a bookstore and fifteen years of accounting/tax experience. She is also a participant of various bookclubs -- always keeping abreast of new and upcoming books and authors.

Da Book Joint encourages you to come out and support an establishment that is dedicated to the African-American family.

Our Mission

Da Book Joint's mission is to provide an extensive selection of African-American authors, including those writing Christian, children and young adult titles. Poetry readings, storytime and other events are also available to expose our community to various arts that encompass reading.

Company history

Da Book Joint is a new establishment our Grand Opening was May 19, 2007, but we look forward to serving the community for years to come and building a history with you.