March 20, 2008- (BRONX, NY)- Upon visiting www.theBlackLibrary.com, I was saddened to find out that Mr. Lloyd Hart, long time friend of the African-American literary worls and owner of The Black Booksellers passed away suddenly on March 20th. Disilgold SOUL Magazine of www.Disilgold.com wishes to take this time to wish Mr. Lloyd Hart’s family a message of condolences and faith that his legacy will continue onward as a pioneer of cultivating interest in African-American urban titles online and via his network in his hometown with book parties.
The news of Mr. Lloyd Hart’s passing was broadcasted by the loving children of Mr. Lloyd Hart with this message:
RIP: LLOYD HART
Provided courtesy of www.TheBlackLibrary .com
“We are saddened to inform you that our father and your friend Lloyd Hart has passed away today March 20th, 2008. We thank you for your condolences during this time. Unfortunately, The Black Library Booksellers will not be taking any orders or any other business at this time. Once again we thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.”
THE BLACK LIBRARY was founded in 1993 by Kevin L. Fisher & Lloyd E. Hart, Jr (Click Boston Sunday Globe Article). This organization evolved out of our interest and love of reading, particularly African American literature. Locally we found a lack of supply and variety of such literature. Therefore, we started gathering African American literature form sources in and outside the greater Boston area. We soon amassed a sizable inventory and were able to serve our friends and associates in the (Black) community. This naturally evolved into what is now THE BLACK LIBRARY BOOKSELLERS.
THE BLACK LIBRARY’S mission is one we found people can understand and relate to very easily. We will provide the community with a bookseller who understands their need for a personal service which extends far out side the normal/traditional retail setting (store). We will attempt to bring Black Literature to those who can and want to read, at an affordable price. The lovers of reading will have a bookseller that looks, thinks and talks about the similar issues which are effecting them. We will make it a easy to purchase any black book in print and have it delivered in Boston & Cambridge, Massachusetts, at a $2.00 fee. We will also provide them with a book list that is informative. Orders can be placed by phone. And arrangements can be made to use our mail order service (at a minimal costs). THE BLACK LIBRARY is always open to suggestions from our customers in order to provide them with the best services a bookseller can offer. Being open minded has led to our NEW service, BOOK PARTIES. Email firstname.lastname@example.orgTHE BLACK LIBRARY booksellers are brothers who care about bringing black books to the community, so people can be better informed about issues effecting them.
THE BLACK LIBRARY would like to express thanks to our customers who have used our Book Party service as a way to bring family & friends together for some entertainment, conversations and book buying. We hope that more of you will use this service when planning get-together and barbecues this spring and summer. Remember the host of the party can get up to 4 free books.
THE BLACK LIBRARY is open to suggestions from our customers in order to provide them with the best services a bookseller can offer. Being open minded has led to our NEW service, BOOK PARTIES. We will provide our customers with services not readily available in traditional book stores. THE BLACK LIBRARY’S booksellers are brothers who care about bringing black books to the community, so people can be better informed about issues effecting them.
We promote the often used phrase “PASSING IT ON“.
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