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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. Place an order by emailing us or visiting our online store. We are still taking orders during the pandemic.


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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