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Welcome to a bookstore for all your revolutionary reading needs. Fiction, non-fiction, children books, and more. We also offer incense, candles, tea and art. Stop by our shop in the North End and enjoy!


Know Allegiance Nation Books or KAN Books is a bookstore dedicated to authors and artists of color in Michigan and around the globe. New and used fiction and non-fiction titles are available for children and adults. In addition to books –  music, art, incense, Kwanzaa candles, Pan African flags, coloring books, Black board games, hats and more are available at KAN Books. 

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The bookstore serves also as a cultural and literacy resource hub for the North End neighborhood of Detroit. The space will also hold events inclusive of book signings, drum circles, art showings, open mics, children’s story-time, tea-making, film screenings, writing workshops, potlucks, music swaps and more.

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