Pop-up library spotlights works by African-American women

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A pop-up library in Bedford-Stuyvesant features almost 1,000 books all written by African-American women.

The Free Black Women's Library, located on Halsey Street and Stuyvesant Avenue, also hosts film screenings, workshops and performances.

The library started with only 100 books three years ago and now has more than 900 all thanks to its policy: to take a book, you must donate one as well.

Ola Ronke Akinmowo, the library's founder, says the exchange not only stocks the shelves but also allows for an exchange of ideas between visitors. Each month, the organization pops up in a different spot around New York City and has also traveled to Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Detroit.

Akinmowo says she isn't sure where the next location for the pop-up will be but that she's excited to bring more people together.

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