It is like a breath of fresh air…
We can’t wait for you to see…
OUR NEW LOCATION!!!
Located in the same building with 3 times more room AND A BEAUTIFUL VIEW!!
Yes, it was time to expand in more ways than one. Here is some of the exciting news we’d like to share with you:
1. Our new location is 1701 S. 1
Ave., SUITE 400, Maywood, IL 60153. This is the same building, now on the 4
floor, Suite 400.
2. We are open an additional day of the week: Wed-Friday 10-6, Sat. 10-5pm.
3. We have an ENTIRE room/department for children
4. We’re building out a Black Superheroes section for Black comics (independent artists, Marvel, DC, Image…)
5. We’ll be Adding a subscription service, new children’s programming and MUCH MUCH MORE coming soon…
6. We now have a satellite location on the South Side. Housed inside Trinity, UCC, Afriware Books is partnering with The AKIBA Bookstore to bring additional inventory and cultural event programming. Akiba is located at 400 W. 95
Str, Chicago, IL 60620.
Why the move?
It was apparent that every nook and cranny had been used to capacity in Suite 503. We were outgrowing our space for inventory and needed to spread out so customers could see all our merchandise
Why didn’t you move to a ground floor location?
Walk-by-traffic is the key to most business success. Within the office building we are able to potentially triple our existing walk-by traffic. On the 4
floor (just one floor down), we are the very first office off the elevator, and, share the floor with other successful Black-owned businesses including: “Meal of the Day Café”, a Black-owned Soul Food Restaurant, and at least two Hair salons including Serious Locks, and, Platinum Prosperity.
Special Thanks to…
The team of energetic volunteers and staff who helped us move was ABSOLUTELY phenomenal!!! It was amazing that they finished in record time so we could re-open so quickly. Special thanks to Deshanda Curtain-Rodney (Afriware Store Manager), who planned and executed meticulously. The entire team was Deshanda Curtain-Rodney, Elon Rodney, Michael Bracey, Kevin Nolen, Eric Rodney, Herod, Mike, Kimberly Zenobia Duncan and D. The village was in full effect and we THANK YOU for your generosity and kindness!!!
Afriware Store Manager Deshanda Curtain-Rodney was eyeing the space our accountant vacated recently and suggested that it would be a great location for Afriware Books. Turns out, our lease had to be renewed in August which just happened to coincide with our official 25
Anniversary date (August 15
). The timing was was ripe for movement and growth.
Will you have a GRAND RE-OPENING?
Yes, please stay tuned for details. In the meantime, feel free to stop by and check out the new space, and take in the view…. Just like a breath of fresh air.