June 2023: In Community

Each month Starting With Stories will feature a different Black/Brown-owned business, restaurant, museum or organization. Hopefully these resources will allow your family to explore the many options that are available in the KC metropolitan area.

This month we are featuring Cori Smith the owner of BLK+BRWN bookstore. It is a cozy welcoming space just west of 39th and Main.

Cori tells us, “With a physical location + online presence, BLK + BRWN began its journey in 2021. Opening our doors on Juneteenth, our ecosystem was designed to amplify Black and Brown storytelling in all the ways we share them. Whether through art, music, poetry, dance, or writing — these stories are important! Our space although centered around creating safe spaces for Black and Brown folks, we also welcome our allies into this space, as well.”


Visit their website to see upcoming events, from yoga and movie nights to visiting authors and book club discussion groups.

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