During Black History Month, an Afro-bookstore was introduced in Montreal. The idea behind this initiative was to showcase black thinkers, leaders and individuals in Literature and music. Such books tell our history from a perspective that may not always be seen. Initiatives like these are needed because they empower and strengthen us as communities; they show people, both young and old, that we have a history that is worth writing about. Yet, there are still areas where black authors are not represented. If bookstores and libraries don’t represent us, then it is up to us to stand up to them and create a demand for books and other sources that we can relate to. Additionally, with the rise of online shopping, more and more bookstores are getting shut down. As a community, we are losing the relationships with our local book vendors by purchasing books online and electronically. All in all, there is a wide variety of beautiful stories and histories told by black authors, and it is up to us to create a desire for them.