Photo by Sloane Dakota Tucker.

Photo by Sloane Dakota Tucker.

Duende Partner Boutique Bookstores

Duende District is a collaborative pop-up bookstore by and for people of color -- where all are welcome. We specialize in carrying the best new adult & children's titles by authors of color in English and Spanish. Each Duende District pop-up location offers a uniquely curated & inviting literary space focused on engaging communities of color, while also inviting all people to participate in the experience.

New Mexico Locations

DUENDE @ Red Planet Books & Comics in Albuquerque

Duende heads Southwest with its first vendor boutique bookstore partner, Red Planet Books & Comics! Shop our curated selection of the best in new adult, children's & teen books by people of color & look for our upcoming partnered events!

1002 Park Ave. SW

Albuquerque, N.M., 87102

Wednesday – Friday: 12 – 5 p.m. 
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. & Sunday: 12 - 6 p.m.

Washington, D.C. Locations

DUENDE @ Dio Wine Bar in H Street Corridor

Dio Wine Bar on H Street is the latest home for Duende District’s vendor boutique bookstore, specializing in new fiction, non-fiction & children’s books by women of color authors, 

Come visit Dio, grab a glass of excellent vino & find your new favorite book!

904 H St. NE

Washington, D.C. 20002

DUENDE @ Toli Moli in Union Market

Duende District has partnered with the Burmese eatery/bodega, Toli Moli, for a vendor boutique bookstore!

The Duende @ Toli Moli bookstore will focus on cookbooks and children's books by and about the Asian diaspora, with a few Duende favorites thrown in as well. Come check out the hottest new spot at Union Market!

1309 5th St NE

Washington, D.C. 20002

Tuesday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 


DUENDE @ Women In the Arts

You can now find a Duende District rotating display in the National Museum of Women In the Arts gift shop! Each display has been carefully curated by Duende owner Angela Maria Spring on a specific theme relating to a museum exhibit.

Also, look for upcoming Women In the Arts & Duende District partnered events & programming.

1250 New York Ave NW

Washington, DC 20005


Duende @ Walls of Books D.C.

We are so excited to announce we're moving into our new home at Walls of Books D.C., partnering with fellow Latinx owners (y buenos amigos) Pablo Sierra & Karen Coca!

Shop Duende District's curated selection of the best in new adult, children's & teen books by people of color year-round at Walls of Books D.C. We also have a partnered author events program.

3325 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010

Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 
Saturday: 11 a.m, – 8 p.m.
Sunday: Closed


The vision of Duende District was born from bookseller and poet Angela Maria Spring’s desire to truly shift the idea of what a bookstore community can be and redefine the operational structure of traditional bookselling. Duende District’s first retail venture as an entrepreneurial literature startup incubated within Artomatic 2017. Since then, Duende District has hosted pop-up bookstores and author events all over the DMV & created a new vendor boutique bookstore model for long-term partner locations.

“It is time for a bookstore that specifically supports and empowers people of color in the book world. Duende District’s mission is to create a new space shaped by people of color at senior-level positions (buyers, event planners, creative directors, etc.) to create an authentic intersectional conversation and high-quality bookstore that everyone is invited to take part in.” - Angela Maria Spring