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Harambee Books & Artworks

Harambee Books & Artworks, an independent bookstore based in Old Town serves the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with a wide selection of best-selling books, exclusive artworks and fashionable apparel. We also provide educational resources, reading programs, and community-based events to improve literacy skills and foster parental engagement.

HARAMBEE, means “working together” in Swahili, was conceived to achieve our mission of literacy education as a fundamental human right for all. Our philosophy is to empower and educate the community by providing quality resources and services. Come and browse our unique selection of books and hard-to-find classic literature by and about people of African descent.