Grand Opening Celebration for MahoganyBooks' Second Store
Derrick and Ramunda Young, co-founders of MahoganyBooks, hosted a grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration over the weekend for their second store, in National Harbor, at 121 American Way, Oxon Hill, Md. The business began as an online store in 2007 and launched a bricks-and-mortar location in the Anacostia Arts Center in Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood in 2018. The new location, at 1,400 square feet, is nearly triple the size of the D.C. store.
On Instagram Saturday, MahoganyBooks posted: "Today was truly a dream! Not even the rain could stop our grand opening today & we are beyond grateful for all of the love & support, especially those that came out today. During our ribbon cutting, it was proclaimed by Prince George's County that today, August 7th is #BlackBooksMatterDay. Come on somebody!! We can’t wait to share more. But for now, tap our profile photo to check out our stories. Thank you to everyone that is sharing & tagging us! We are still here." Later in the day, the bookstore added: "What we do is so much bigger than us! Thank you is not enough but we truly appreciate all of the love and support. SWIPE for a small peek into our store from yesterday’s grand opening."
Yesterday, MahoganyBooks posted on Facebook: "Even though today we proudly celebrate #NationalBookLoversDay, this past Saturday was officially proclaimed Black Books Matter Day on our behalf in Prince George’s County, MD via a special proclamation by County Executive Angela Alsobrooks @cexalsobrooks.
"Thank you to almost 1000 amazing customers, friends & family who celebrated our grand opening this past Saturday... in the rain. Black Books Matter Day is not only for us, but for the generations of young people after us to recognize the value and monumental contributions Black writers have made to our society now... and... then. We are still on cloud nine about this weekend so yes, your timelines will have more posts about it so prepare, lol. We got our own day y’all!"