Sistah Scifi bookstore launches vending machines with titles by Black and Indigenous authors

Sistah Scifi is an indie bookstore based in Oakland, California that wants to connect readers to sci-fi and fantasy titles authored by Black and Indigenous writers. To do this, they've started to place book vending machines in different cities. Their first two machines were launched last week. Their first can be found at Oaklandia Cafe x Bakery in downtown Oakland, and their latest one was just launched inside of Mixed, a coffee shop in Mill Creek, Washington. With a push of a few buttons, patrons can purchase Nnedi Okorafor's Who Fears Death, the children's picture book Mae Among the Stars, and other similarly minded titles. How cool is that?

Sistah Scifi founder Isis Asare
Mill Creek, Washington