Buy Black Authors was founded by Ogden Rattliff as an Instagram page in 2021 to offer a location to find books written by Black authors. We unapologetically offer only Black or African American or Black African or Afro Caribbean or any Afro Global authors.


We have one goal: to introduce the world to Black storytellers. And while we may be chasing a huge goal, we are confident. We know that our stories deserve to be read. By working together, we will succeed together.

In January 2022, we started the 12 FOR 12 Challenge, which challenges you to Read 12 Books by 12 Black Authors in 2022.

We also partnered with Amber Oliver of Reading Revolutionaries to introduce book series by Black authors to our readers. Each book series has 12 books so you may read 12 books by Black authors in the way that meets your interests.


Amber Oliver is an educator and equity lead residing in Maryland. She is also the founder of Reading Revolutionaries, a brand rooted in anti-racist education for children, parents and educators. After being introduced to Zora Neale Hurston in 10th grade, she developed a love for classic literary works by Black authors. This love also spread to non-fiction and finding suppressed ancient Black history. She enjoys helping readers expand their bookshelves with book list recommendations by celebrating Black literature globally.


Buy Black Authors offer many types of books, all for the purpose of showcasing that Black stories are not monolithic, no two books are the same. 

If you see books that need to be added, please email us at to let us know. We look forward to keeping you interested with books by Black authors for years to come.     

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