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Honoring our History for many  generations to come

We offer unique historical perspectives of the African Diaspora through rare artifacts, literature, and art featured in the BRADLC Museum.

Our Business Philosophy

Best Richardson African Diaspora Literature & Culture Museum and its associated business, BBRT, is a non-profit Independent, Veteran, and Woman-owned museum, bookstore, and gift shop.  Our museum provides both youth and adults with educational artifacts and information on African Diaspora literary and cultural history.  Not only do we feature rare and antiquarian books written by writers of African Descent, but we also provide exceptional used, rare and new books, high-quality African Diaspora and Gullah Geechee gift items, and reliable service to our customers. We hope you will enjoy visiting our physical location and our website as much as we enjoy providing reliable service to you locally and we ship stateside for a nominal fee.

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Our Employees

Employees play an important role in any business. We are a family of friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff.  We search far and wide to obtain the books and information you seek.  We attempt to bring our passion for African Diaspora literature and cultural exploration to you through our business and this website.


Our History

We initially opened BBRT Associates LLC, in 1997 in Virginia Beach, VA.  Though we began as traveling vendors, we quickly opened a two-story storefront bookstore.  We then moved to Virginia Beach Farmers Market and Antique Mall. Since that time we have taken our business to four other cities and two different countries (Korea and Turkey) before re-opening in Tampa and now St. Augustine, FL.  We have taken our book business to military and civilian communities as a military family ourselves.  Our changing focus is on an historical and genealogical venture, featuring our books in a museum setting.  We are relocating from Tampa to St. Augustine, FL and are excited to, not only, serve the local military and civilian community, but also have our business on the web, where we are accessible to the world.


Please phone us at 813-944-2112 or email us at to let us know if you are searching for a speaker or genealogist to visit your location or to set up programs.  We also welcome your contributions to our genealogy blog:

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