On June 26, Minister Evans and I had the pleasure of going to True South Bookstore, owned by sole proprietor Monroe Brown from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. We were impressed by the amount of African and African American books, fiction and nonfiction, in the store. We spent almost an hour interacting with the brother, and we ended up purchasing a book for Minister Evans' two year old grandson for a birthday gift.
We were extremely shocked when we learned that Brother Brown had had a severe stroke and brain aneurysm last week (from the blog Bed-Stuy Patch). We learned too late of the store's fundraiser to attend it yesterday, but we are keeping the family and community in our prayers. We can't afford to lose another independent, grassroots business.I hope the family will be able to keep True South Bookstore going for a long time.