C&B BOOKS, was started in 1995, by Carol Rogers & Brenda Piper.The motivation behind this book business, was the lack of affordable books written by black authors.  We decided to become an asset to our Youth and the African American community in a whole.  We offer our books for less then the major stores, we knew this would provide our readers with a wider variety of reading material. We have, titles for all ages in all catagories, fiction, non-fiction, spiritual, inspirational, educational etc.

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Harlem Book Fair 2004

The African Atlantic Genealogical Society presented the 2nd Annual Harlem Book Fair on Long Island, on September 11, 2004, at the Freeport Recreation Center. The fair was an awesome success. It was a beautiful day, and a beautiful assemblage of authors, book sellers, book lovers, entrepreneurs, entertainers, purveyors and purchasers. Prior to the opening of the book fair, a Writers Workshop, was conducted by author and C.U.N.Y. Distinguished Professor of English, Elizabeth Nunez. On the main stage there were three panel discussions, interspersed with presentations by authors and spoken word artists. At the Children's Pavilion, students and authors read and told stories. Dottie the Clown painted faces, and balloon sculptor, Jimmy Leo, entertained in mime. There were people from several states across the country. The person who traveled furthest was Melody, from New South Wales, Australia. Long Island Ducks team-mates Patrick Lennon, Kimero Bartee, and Jamie Brewington were our special guests. NYS Comptroller's Office for Unclaimed Funds was there. Checking their database, 88 people found money. We are grateful to Max Rodriguez, publisher of QBR - Black Book Review and founder of the Harlem Book Fair, for the establishment of the Long Island venue. And special thanks to our financial supporters: Verizon Foundation, Freeport C.D.A. and Astoria Federal Savings.


Dottie the Clown and a tattoo client.


Harlem 125, Master of Ceremonies


L-R, Lynnette Velasco, author of "Zinzi " and, President -Black Americans in Publishing, Joysetta Pearse, AAGS, Exec. Dir and Lynnette Khalfani, author of "Net Zero".


Michael Coleman Lowndes (L.I.P.A.), Mayor William Glacken, Julius O. Pearse (AAGS Pres.)


Author, Alicia T. Henderson, Ph.D


NYS Assemblywoman Earlene Hooper, (2nd left) and Dorothy Mayers, (far right)


Douglas Mayers, Pres. Freeport-Roosevelt NAACP; Hon. Roger Corbin; Jack Prophet, Dir. Community Services-Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs.


Dante Lennon, far right, and friends.


Authors Bea Joyner (r.) and Kamau Kiniun (l).


Deborah Gregory, author of "The Cheetah Girls"


AAGS Board Member and Director for Public Relations, Phil Andrews and author, Christine West


L-R, Village of Freeport Trustees, William White and Donald Mauersberger; Freeport Mayor William F. Glacken; L.I. Ducks players, Kimero Bartee, Patrick Lennon and Jamie Brewington; and Trustee Don Miller.


Professor Elizabeth Nunez, and Writers Workshop participants


Nassau County Legislator Roger Corbin, Janet Jones, Verizon Community Affairs - L.I., and Hon. William F. Glacken, Mayor, Incorporated Village of Freeport.




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