Shrine of The Black Madonna - Cultural Center & Bookstore Hot
Shrine of the Black Madonna™ Cultural Center & Bookstore (“The Shrine™”) is one of the nation’s largest and oldest black-owned bookstores, with locations in Detroit, Atlanta and Houston. The Shrine™ Bookstore is a non-profit institution that opened in 1970 with the goal of showcasing the creative talents of artists & authors of African descent and empowering people through educational workshops and cultural events. In addition to containing one of the largest selections of books related to the Black experience, the Shrine™ is also home to the Karamu Art Gallery™ and the Black Holocaust Museum™.
The Cultural Center helps to build positive Black identity by maintaining connection to African heritage & culture and provides a forum for Black artists to display their talents. The Shrine is one member of the Pan-African Orthodox Christian Church.
13535 Livernois Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48238
946 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
5309 M. L. King Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77021