Tamara Shiloh is not just a great-grandmother, and author of a five-book series, Just Imagine…What If There Were No Black People in the World? — about the significant contributions by black scientists and inventors in the United States and beyond.
She is not just the newest BAIPA board member — welcome, Tamara! — and member of the Program Committee.
She’s also opened a bookstore at The Shops at Hilltop in Richmond (formerly Hilltop Mall), the “go to” bookstore for multi-cultural children’s books. It’s called, appropriately, the Multi-Cultural Children’s Bookstore. It started as a “pop-up” during the holidays, but now it’s a regular store. “We have a wonderful variety of children’s books,” she said, “including books for children with disabilities and LGBT family books. One of the other noticeable attributes of our store is that all of our books are face forward. In other words, the covers of all of our books are facing our customers. What you see is what you get. Black History Month is here and we have great historical and biographical books for you to choose from.”
The store is open Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed Monday and Tuesday. It’s currently the only bookstore in West Contra Costa County.