A Hidden Gem
Updated: Mar 18, 2019
It is located in a place that has proudly earned the moniker, "Music City". It is in the proximity of Fisk University, Meharry Medical College, and Tennessee State University. It sits at the corner of Jefferson Street and 28th Avenue North. One can dine at the nearby eateries of Seafood Sensations, T J's BarBQ and Fish, Kingdom Cafe and Grill, or Swett's Restaurant. This place to visit in the soul of Nashville, Tennessee is Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore and Gift Shop.
In Alkebu-Lan Images, you will find a gazillion, (intended hyperbole), ALL things African and African American. In addition to books, one can purchase clothing, jewelry, body products, fragrances, oils, incense, and other home items. This past weekend, I went to Alkebu-Lan with the intention to buy a specific book, but I left with another one. Has this ever happened to you? As soon as I saw the title, "Fisk University: The College History Series", there was no doubt that I was going to buy this book. As an alumna of #FiskUniversity, this text had to become a member of my book collection.
My Charge to You
If you have not had the opportunity to visit this bookstore, which is tucked away in the heart and soul of Music City, then please do so. But don't leave without purchasing at least an item or two. Moreover, the staff is extremely polite and helpful. If they do not have what you need or want, then they can order it for you. Thanks to Ms. Calandra Ransom for your assistance yesterday; I will be back!!!
I hate to end this blog post, but I need to get back to reading, "In Search of the Promised Land: A Slave Family in the Old South" by John Hope Franklin and Loren Schweninger, and how fitting that Nashville, Tennessee is included in this novel.