“There are places where people find their identities and find their friends,” said a devoted patron, “and Eso Won was one of those places.”
One of the most beloved Black-owned bookstores in Los Angeles is closing up its brick-and-mortar space at the end of this year.
An owner of Eso Won Books, beloved by all who visited it in South L.A.’s historic Leimert Park neighborhood, shared that the store was shutting its doors on The Tavis Smiley Podcast last week while talking about Summer 2022’s reading list.
“It’s coming to an end at the end of this year,” James Fugate told Smiley, who, according to today!
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