Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery began as a total blank slate building in the Fulton River District. DL Mullen had always dreamed of making a living surrounded by books as either a bookstore owner or librarian. In July 2019, she opened Chicago’s only Black woman-owned bookstore. As the name implies, the store doubles as an art gallery and often showcases work from talented Black artists.

Fun fact: Semicolon Bookstore & Gallery partners with Liberation Library and Boys & Girls Club Chicago!

Business Owner
DL Mullen

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