About Us

Tuma's Books is a Black, First Generation, Gambian-American, Muslim-owned bookstore based in New York City.

Our mission is to help everyone diversify their reading with books that will:

  • validate different identities,
  • teach us about ourselves and others,
  • expand our perspectives, and
  • leave us in awe of the beauty of diverse humanity.

Thanks for joining our community and helping us create a better world for all!

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Monthly Diverse Reads

Diversify your reading every month with regular deliveries of Monthly Diverse Reads!

We offer adult and young adult titles through our main Monthly Diverse Reads service, middle grade novels through our Tween option, and all ages through our Mystery Books pick (you select your preferences).

You can shop one-time or subscribe/ pre-pay to save and get free shipping each month.

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From our readers:

Expand your Reading Horizons

"I just wanted to express, that your work is enriching lives, and I am so grateful to have found you. I had always given poetry a shrug, simply because the poetry we read in school was always so... not up my alley. And then I received your March book club (Poukahangatus) along with a surprise book, (Corazon) and I have found a new found love for poetry, and see that I may have just been looking in the wrong places this entire time . . . So thank you, thank you for doing what you do each and every day, because truly, it does make a difference..."

- Lyn (Las Vegas, NV)

Discover more diverse books through our Bookshop Partnership!

With Bookshop, we can offer you thousands of titles AND our carefully curated lists for diverse cultural groups.

Every order via Bookshop supports Tuma's Books directly, helping us fulfill our mission of offering culturally diverse books that validate, inspire, and teach!

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Tuma's Books

Our Mission

To offer readers of all ages diverse, compelling books representing the different cultural identities, traditions, and experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) people that they might not otherwise find on their own. Read more.

Educators/Community Programs

As an educator or community organization, it's incredibly important for diverse books to be available for ALL students and members of your community. Learn more.

Here's how Tuma's Books can help you diversify your classroom library and curriculum or support your community programs:

  • Free membership for 10% off and free shipping on all orders
  • Book Recommendations
  • Free Diverse Books based on donations
  • Free Audiobooks
  • Book Fairs/Event Orders
  • Wholesale/Bulk Orders

Upcoming Events

September 23rd: Harlem Book Fair

October 1st: Brooklyn Book Festival

Hope to see you there! See Upcoming Events page for all events and details.

Wholesale/Bulk/Event Orders

Tuma's Books is happy to offer wholesale pricing for bulk and event orders of diverse books to classroom educators/schools, librarians, authors, community literacy programs, book clubs, and small/local businesses. Learn more and submit request today!