We use a combination of criteria to determine what titles we will carry.
Books must be:
1) In line with the Busboys and Poets Tribal Statement: Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted…a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul…a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide…we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.
2) High-quality, in terms of both literary craft and the research/scholarship.
3) Books with sales potential. As a small independent bookstore, we cannot afford to stock titles that will not sell.
Send a review copy of your book to this address:
Attn: Book Buyer Busboys and Poets Books 2021 14th ST NW Washington, D.C. 20009
Note that the review process may take four to six weeks. If we decide that the book is a good fit with our mission, we would prefer to buy the book directly from a book distributor or wholesaler where possible, so please include distribution information along with the book. We will accept review copies of books directly from authors, but we prefer to use vendors in the publishing industry. If we decide to stock the book, we will contact the distributor directly. Also note that review copies will not be returned.