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We want to support you staying safe and you can support Nile Valley Books by shopping with us online! Books ship directly to your home. We have curated recommendations for you, with a focus on anti-racism, social justice, and new authors.

If you have any questions please email: books@nilevalleybooks.ca

Anti-Racism & Social Justice

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Our featured Anti Racism and Social Justice books include a wide assortment of titles that explore issues of race, class, violence, police brutality, and antioppression.

“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”

– Frederick Douglass (Speech on the twenty-fourth anniversary of emancipation in Washington. D.C.)

Our Specially Curated Collection of African Literature

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Includes topics and writers from African, Canadian, and the Caribbean diaspora. Our general collection includes books on history, literature, race, class, and fiction as well as non-fiction offerings.

“The impatient idealist says: ‘Give me a place to stand and I shall move the earth.’ But such a place does not exist. We all have to stand on the earth itself and go with her at her pace.”

-Chinua Achebe (No Longer at Ease)

Women’s Books

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“No black woman writer in this culture can write ‘too much’. Indeed, no woman writer can write ‘too much’…No woman has ever written enough”

― Bell Hooks, remembered rapture: the writer at work

Children’s Books

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“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

– Roald Dahl

African-Canadian Authors

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“In school, I hated poetry – those skinny, Malnourished poems that professors love; The bad grammar and dirty words that catch In the mouth like fishhooks, tear holes in speech. Pablo, your words are rain I run through, Grass I sleep in.”

― George Elliott Clarke, Whylah Falls

Islamic Books

We are excited to bring you an outstanding new collection: Salaam Reads by Simon & Schuster.

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“Everything diminishes when it is used… except knowledge.”

– Imam Ali(as)

Nohsakhere

Nohsakhere began vending at cultural events in Toronto and then opened Nile Valley Books in the east end of Toronto in the Woodbine and Gerrard / Upper Beaches area.

Please Look For Us At The Following Events

Afro-Caribbean Farmers Market

Date: Every Sunday July to October (Rain or Shine)

Time: 11 am – 3pm

Place: 1531 Eglinton Ave West Green P Car Park

Locally grown food by farmers of the diaspora