Photos by Sloane Dakota Tucker

Friday, Nov. 24, DUENDE @ MahoganyBooks GRAND OPENING

We are so excited to partner with MahoganyBooks as a pop-up within their first brick-and-mortar bookstore venture at The Anacostia Arts Center!

Join us for the grand opening & get a head start on your holiday shopping needs with the best selection of books by people of color in the DMV.

The Anacostia Arts Center

1231 Good Hope Rd SE

Washington, D.C. 20020

Tuesday – Friday: 11 – 7 pm and by event
Saturday: 10 am – 7 pm and by event
Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm and by event

Phone: 202-844-2062


Duende District Pop-Up

The vision of Duende District was born from bookseller and poet Angela M. 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. Duende’s pop-up store at Artomatic featured fiction, art books, graphic novels, and children books by some of the most talented authors and illustrators of color today.

Until the establishment of a brick and mortar store, Duende District will continue to take advantage of opportunities to partner with local community events as a pop-up bookstore.

“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