About Lolwe Books (UK)

“Books are knowledge. Books are reflection. Books change your mind.” – Toni Morrison

Lolwe Books (UK) is an independent Pan-African bookstore that specialises in books by authors of African and Caribbean heritage. Having a space dedicated to Black writers allows us to spotlight the immense talent and diversity of thought that exist within our community. As an indie bookstore, our careful and intentional curation ensures that the  selected books represent the widest range of Black writing that is often largely ignored by mainstream stockists and bookstores. We are hoping to revolutionise reading by building community around books we love and to cheer and celebrate the brilliant authors we have. We welcome you to browse our website or visit our shop at Holdrons Arcarde on Rye Lane in the heart of Peckham.

“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” – James Baldwin

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