DL Mullen, owner of ‘Semicolon’ (courtesy of DL Mullen).
Chicago is now home to a Black woman-owned bookstore. The city’s newest bookstore, located in West Town, opened its doors to the public on July 9 with a party and mural unveiling.
Semicolon, a bookstore and community space located in West Town, is one of just a few woman-owned bookstores in the Windy City and the only one owned by a Black woman. Owner DL Mullen created a vibrant space with a mural by street artist Ahmad Lee, colorful furniture, and personal touches.
“Explaining art is really [key] to how people understand it and connect to it,” the author and editor with a PhD in literary theory told Chicago Magazine. “It became important to me to bridge art and words.”
Semicolon will feature a rotating gallery space downstairs called “the living room.” Mullen told The North Star she hopes to feature…
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