The COAL Lit Store is the social enterprise arm of the organization focused on making African literature available and affordable.
After recognizing the difficulty faced in accessing African literature; the inability to exchange or recycle old books for new ones considering the cost of books and the stringent payment structures of most stores limiting the variety of books most book lovers can purchase.
Our mission is to use all tools within our reach to make books affordable and available to all individuals who need them.
To achieve our vision, we have established the following specific goals;.
- To develop a virtual store allowing global access to books.
- Solid relationships with publishers and other book stores for procurement.
- To create a physical creative hub that houses a book store and library where creative’s can work out of and have access to both internet and other tools for their work.
- To create a thrift store section to accommodate the book exchange and rental program.
COAL Merchandise such as shirts, Face caps etc, Art and clothing such as Adire and Dashikis are sold alongside books at the store.