The Black Unicorn Library’s Reading Room at Boom Concepts was soft launched in November of 2021. Featuring over 400 books written by Black women and Black gender expansive people, the lending library also features reference books and a solidarity collection. Community members are welcome to sign up and become a member of the library, enjoy books, zines, seeds, and connect with a beautiful reading community.

The Black Unicorn Library is excited and grateful to partner with BOOM Concepts and looks forward to creating opportunities to encourage joy in community and life-long learning by celebrating and sharing stories together. Browse the online collection and check out the Fannie Lou Hamer Seed Library as well. There are books for all ages and you’re welcome to donate books, seeds, and zines as well. The library offers book clubs, gardening in the Flower Library, creative and literary events.

Upcoming events: 

Friday, February 25th at 7:00 pm – Co-sponsoring Obi Mbu (The Primordial House): An Igbo Creation Myth by Mikael Owunna & Marques Redd at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater. 

February 27th – March 5th – Follow us @blackunicornlibraryproject or sign up on our mailing list to learn more about our Black Children’s Book Week giveaway in collaboration with the Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books. 

Thursday, March 31st at 6:30 pm – Virtual book club discussion of Dear Senthuran: A Black Spirit Memoir  by Akwaeke Emezi facilitated by Almah LaVon Rice

Visit the website and sign up to receive updates from the library and learn more about upcoming events.

The Black Unicorn Library is a Black queer feminist community library and archive. Our mission is to cultivate libraries as sites of learning, possibility, and freedom. We work to expand definitions of literacy and to celebrate the literary and artistic contributions of Black women, queer, Trans, non-binary, and gender-expansive people by honoring the far-reaching influence our storytelling has had on the lives of generations worldwide. This collaboration is supported by the Arts Equity Reimagined fund. The Reading Room is located at BOOM Concepts 5139 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 and you can learn more about our work at

If you would like to learn more about the Black Unicorn Library please contact Bekezela Mguni at or visit for further information.