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On October 27, 2021, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) sponsored the first in a series of virtual interviews about the Essence Book Project. Founded by Jacinta R. Saffold, the BSA’s inaugural Dorothy Porter Wesley Fellow, the Essence Book Project is a database of the books that appeared on Essence magazine’s bestsellers’ list from 1994 to 2010. In talking about the project with Kinohi Nishikawa, Saffold highlights how Black best-selling books contribute new paths of inquiry to bibliographical scholarship and explains why it is important to archive contemporary Black print culture. Presented in this article is a modified version of the conversation.
Saffold, Jacinta R. and Nishikawa, Kinohi
"Black Best-Selling Books and Bibliographical Concerns: The Essence Book Project,"
Criticism: Vol. 64:
3, Article 14.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/criticism/vol64/iss3/14
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