The Fortnightly Literary Book Collection

The Fortnightly Literary Collection is a living collection of books centered on Black authors across multiple genres, disciplines, and the diaspora. Inspired by the Fortnightly Literary Book Club established in 1923, the collection aims to improve access to literary works created by Black writers and expand engagement with Black cultural and intellectual knowledge. Every semester, the collection chooses a theme to highlight a specific subset of Black authors and their works. A spotlight of the collection is located on the first floor of Irwin Library across from the visiting writers series. The full collection is accessible to the Butler community and Indianapolis community members with library cards. To view the entire collection in Butler’s database, click here.