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Meet the African-American Entrepreneur Who Wants to Open the Only Black-Owned Book Store in Orlando, Florida

Imagine a place where lovers of African-American literature and culture can come together and have their needs met. Kizzy’s Books & More, founded by entrepreneur Trenessa L. Williams, MBA, DBA, is that place! It’s an online bookstore that sells African-American literature and other products that embrace Black culture. The store, named after the character Kizzy from Roots by Alex Haley, is committed to embracing the African-American culture and the joy of reading.

But now, Trenessa is planning to open an actual brick and mortar storefront for Kizzy’s Books & More within the next few months. The intended location is in the Parramore neighborhood in west-central Orlando, Florida. Once launched, it will be the only Black-owned book store in the area, and the Parramore neighborhood is perfect because its a historic community that is currently being revitalized.


Black consumers in Parramore and the surrounding areas need a place that sells a wide range of African-American literature and products because currently what is being sold at other stores is very limited and often times not easily accessible. Kizzy’s Books & More plans to fill that void!

An Indiegogo campaign has been created to raise capital for the initial inventory and point-of-sales system. There are some amazing things planned for this first-of-its-kind brick and mortar storefront.


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