February was a busy month for Barbershop Books filled with the launch of Beautyshop Books, new barbershops, and so much more!
Take a look:
Barbershop Books in the Media
NBC New York- Positively Black: Hey New Yorkers! Did you catch Barbershop Books on NBC New York’s Positively Black segment with Tracie Strahan? Watch it now
The Social Buzz
Praise from JAY-Z’s management, music publishing and entertainment firm on Twitter. Click here.
Laurelton, New York: Thanks to a donor in Queens, New York, children in the Laurelton neighborhood are able to get a book and a buzz at Fanatik International Unisex Barbershop; just in time for National Reading Month in March.
Seattle, Washington: Mr. Brooks and T Quality Cuts are fostering good looks, and education! T Quality Cuts is the first reading space in the Seattle area thanks to the generosity of Windermere Real Estate and Windermere Foundation.
Beautyshop Books: Reading Holiday Project, Inc., the parent organization of Barbershop Books, is launching Beautyshop Books later this year. Stay tuned for more information.
Stay tuned! Barbershop Books is breaking ground in Chicago and Teaneck, New Jersey.
On March 9th Alvin will be speaking on a 2:45pm panel at the Havard Business School. The African American Student Union, a student organization at Harvard Business School, will host its 46th Annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh conference – Brave Leadership: From a Moment to a Movement in an Age of Disruption. More details are here- http://www.aasuconference.com/home-1#agenda2019
Alvin and the other attendees at the Literacy Gala in New York were fortunate to hear readings from notable public figures and authors such as Tayari Jones, Preet Bharara and Andrew H.Tisch. The gala honored literacy champions Mike Steib, CEO XO Group, Inc, Correspondent Lesley Stahl, and Andrea Davis Pinkey, author and VP, Editor of Trade Books at Scholastic, seen here with Alvin Irby.