Keep it Lit! Help Support Marcus Books!

Posted: February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Help Save Marcus! They are a community institution, a part of San Francisco’s history.

Iconoclast Productions

Marcus Books just launched a crowdfunding blitz (found here: to raise $1,000,000 dollars to keep Marcus Books in the Jimbo’s Bop City building for generations to come! Here is their message to you:

A Message from Karen, Greg, and Tamiko Johnson (Marcus Books Proprietors)


Marcus Books opened its doors 54 years ago on Fillmore Street in San Francisco’s historic jazz district. It’s the oldest black book store in the country. It has been located in the historic Jimbo’s Bop City building since 1981. A family owned business, Marcus Books is more than just a book store. It is a gathering place. It is a center for Black culture. But more importantly, Marcus Books is a community. Over the years, it has hosted authors such as Rosa Parks, Toni Morrison, Harry Belafonte, Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, Amiri Baraka, Bill Cosby, Iyanla Vanzant, and many many more.

The Bop City building was…

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