DOWNTOWN — Black-women-owned Semicolon Bookstore is extending its pop-up Downtown in partnership with The Kimpton Gray Hotel for Women’s History Month,
Located inside the hotel, 122 W. Monroe St., the pop-up opened in February to commemorate Black History Month.
Now open through the end of March, visitors will be able to browse and purchase books from a variety of authors from Audre Lorde to Jessamine Chan and many more.
“Narrative: A Semicolon Concept at The Gray,” features gray-colored surroundings with splashes of colorful books floating around a bed. The pop-up’s concept is made to make visitor’s feel like they are in a “literal dream.”
“When you walk in you get how life feels on a normal basis and it’s black and white like the inside of a book. As you move through the space, you enter what is more of a dreamlike space that represents the work of women of color,” Semicolon owner Danielle Mullen previously said when the pop-up opened in February.
All profits from the pop-up will go directly towards Parenthesis, Semicolon’s literacy nonprofit.
The Narrative is open 12-6 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. Guests can also donate new and gently used books.
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