Enda's BOOKtique is an independent bookstore located in Duncanville (Dallas), Texas, founded by E. Jean, an African American educator and chaplain. She comes from a legacy of educators, activists, and ministers. Her mother is a community activist. Her father was an educator and minister, and her grandfather was a minister. Also, a prominent member of her family, H.B. Pemberton, was the founder of the first black high school in Marshall, Texas.
Enda's BOOKtique is part of E. Jean’s mission to connect women and families in her community to resources of equitable and quality education and literacy programs. The mission is accomplished through the bookstore’s collection of books which are written by women, about women, and for women. Our bookstore hosts community, author, and special events, as well as literacy, reading, tutoring programs, and GED prep programs. We celebrate and support independent literacy and STEM projects from women of color and from women of diverse cultures and heritage.
Enda's BOOKtique has space for book signings, special events, lectures, and study sessions for college and graduate students.