Solange’s Saint Heron is serving up its newest offering, a free library of rare and collector’s edition books by Black authors. Launching today (October 18) on a first-come, first-served basis, the titles deemed “esteemed and valuable” will be able to be rented for 45 days.
Readily available via saintheron.com, the books are centered around a common goal coined by Saint Heron to “build upon its urgent mission to preserve, collect and uplift the stories, works and archives that amplify vital voices within our communities.”
Rosa Duffy, founder of Atlanta’s Community Bookstore and reading room For Keeps Books will curate the first season of the Saint Heron Library which will run through the end of November. Saint Heron and Duffy have curated a digital and physical library that’ll be home to over 50 titles. Selects that will be a part include “My One Good Nerve Rhythms, Rhymes, Reasons” by Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, a signed 1st edition of “In Our Terribleness” by Leroi Jones and more.
In a statement, Solange detailed a bit more on the library:
“The Saint Heron Library continues the work we have been building by preserving collections of creators with the urgency they deserve. Together we seek to create an archive of stories and works we deem valuable. These works expand imaginations, and it is vital to us to make them accessible to students, and our communities for research and engagement, so that the works are integrated into our collective story and belong and grow with us. I look forward to the Saint Heron library continuously growing and evolving and over the next decade becoming a sacred space for literature and expressions for years to come.”
Below we’ve included how to secure books via the library if you’re a United States resident.
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