Wild Figs Bookstore hopes you will support their future

Posted at 7:58 AM, Aug 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-04 08:03:11-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington's only historically black-owned bookstore needs your help to keep them in business.

Wild Fig Books is currently searching for a space in which to remain open. They are being forced to move from their historic space. Last year, a group of locals came together to raise money to purchase the business and keep it open.

One of the co-owners explained why it was so important to have an African-American owned business in Lexington.

"It's super important anywhere any space where there are black people. Even if the percentage of black people in Kentucky isn't high as in some other places. It's still really important, also the black history bookstores, makes it really important to be protected and for the legacy to go on," explained April Taylor.

You can help Wild Figs move from their old property by donating to their Venmo account: @WildFigBooksandCoffee and you can help by making purchases and attending events.

The store will host a launch party Sunday for a local writer's book called 'For Black Girls Like Me." That event will be held at the store at 3:30 p.m.

To learn more about how you can support Wild Figs and their events, click here.