bookstore The San Francisco Bookstore Survival Guide By Holly McDede • Oct 8, 2014 Listen Listening... / 7:48 So you want to open a bookstore? Excellent news. Here's your guide to survival: Historic black bookstore on brink of closure By Holly McDede • Jun 19, 2013 Photo courtesy of Marcus Books Marcus Books opened in 1959, and quickly became a hub for the neighborhood’s black community. Founders Julian and Raye Richardson believed it was the first African American bookstore in America. Your Call's best books of 2012 By Ali Budner • Dec 19, 2012 Listen Listening... / 53:02 See the full list of recommendations from our bookworld specialists, and from other listeners!