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Books on a shelf

Books sit on shelves in an elementary school library in suburban Atlanta, on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023.

Harkim Wright Sr./AP

Books on a shelf

Books sit on shelves in an elementary school library in suburban Atlanta, on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023.

Harkim Wright Sr./AP

What books have changed your life?

From fictions to biographies, we dig into the books that stay with us.

Books sit on shelves in an elementary school library in suburban Atlanta, on Friday, Aug. 18, 2023.

Harkim Wright Sr./AP

   

When she first opened Afriware Books back in the early 1990s, Nzingha Nommo said she filled the store with the books that changed her life.

Now, the book shop is closing its long chapter in the Chicago suburb of Maywood, but it will open a new one in the form of pop-ups back where it first started in Oak Park.

Reset discusses the legacy of Afriware books and hears from listeners about what books have shaped their lives.

GUESTS: Nzingha Nommo, owner of Afriware Books

Stephanie Rose Bird, Chicago fiction and nonfiction author

Alex Breland, founder of book club, “Visible Man Review”

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