Welcome to the online version of my Instagram blog. On Instagram, I post daily quotes from books by Black authors. Online, I also blog the same content, post full-length book reviews and divulge important news from the literary world.

Both on Instagram and online, Black Book Quotes is a hub for people to discover and re-discover texts by Black writers—both established and emerging.  Using stylized imagery, timely book selections and thoughtful commentary, I dissipate important and engaging information about the Black literary landscape. Past and present. At home and abroad.




Our Story

Black Book Quotes was started in November 2015 by Leila Green. Leila is a published fiction writer and holds a BA in English from the University of Notre Dame. Her enthusiasm for Black American and African literature prompted her to begin the blog. The goal of Black Book Quotes is to expose people to the rich, vast and varied body of literature authored by Black people in order to combat the American publishing industry's racial tokenism. All captions, analyses and reviews are authored by Leila. Learn more about Leila and her work here.