The Carolyn Memorial Library

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Black Book Lady is so excited to begin lending materials to people who share our love for literary art and culture. As we navigate the pandemic and come up with ways to collect items we think you’ll like, we will start with a virtual system that highlights a special 4/12 collection. 4/12 is a special number. For Pittsburghers, it’s the area code that connects us. That is one of the main goals of this library, Black Book Lady, and all the other T.J. Walker Company offerings. We want to provide thoughtful and inclusive connection.

4/12 was also the birth date of the first Black book lady in my life. My mother, Carolyn Ayesha Brinson (neé Beverly), was a woman of deep grace and resilience. Every year she lived was a gift she celebrated with gratitude and a passion for learning about the world around her. In honor of her and her decision to make Pittsburgh her last home, we will offer 4 musical selections and 12 books to borrow. You can request one item at a time by using the form below. One of us will be in touch to arrange pick-up or delivery. We hope to see you soon. Please note availability may vary and there is a nominal fee for delivery.

Much Love, Tahirah & Family