On Sunday, Tamara Shiloh opened the doors to her long-awaited bookshop, Multicultural Books Las Vegas, according to KSNV 3. The Nevada store is located at the Westside Kingdom Plaza and is the second brick-and-mortar installment of the company; the first bookstore location is in Richmond, CA, a city that once had a large Black community.
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The entrepreneur was happy to partner with co-owner Carol Santiago to continue her mission of creating inclusive educational spaces that welcome all communities. When discussing what patrons can expect after they enter the local book hub, Shiloh stated what differentiates her business.
“There’s no comparison. Our bookstore, we want it to be a safe space for people to come, sit down and enjoy the books. I guess what sets us apart is most of our books are face-forward, so that when children walk in, they see themselves and they realize there are books written about them as well,” Shiloh told the new station.
According to the website, customers have a broad selection of novels, including board, picture and chapter books suitable for all age ranges. There is something for everyone since “cultures including African American, Latino, Native American, Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern and Filipino” are available. In addition, they offer a diverse array of genres like “LGBTQ, disability, diversity, social justice, STEM, Black history, African history, and Graphic Novels.”
To visit the bookstore or purchase a book to support what Shiloh and Santiago are doing, check out their website for more information.