Baldwin & Co.

April is Celebrate Diversity Month! Keeping with the theme of our 2023 Annual Convening, Philanthropy in Formation, we are highlighting our partners who are doing substantive work in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana to advance diversity, promote racial equity, and foster democracy through philanthropic action.

Baldwin & Co. is an independent, Black-owned bookstore in New Orleans. They specialize in books that “inspire social justice” and advance personal and professional growth in the people and communities of New Orleans’ and nationwide. Individuals, schools, businesses, and nonprofits patronize their store for the wide selection of books, their dedication to expanding literacy, and their commitment to philanthropy – the latter of which aligns with the philanthropic work we do at FCCP.

Located in New Orleans’ historic Marigny neighborhood, Baldwin & Co. values the diversity and intellectual discourse that can be accomplished through literacy. Bringing authors and readers together for discussions is one of the many ways they seek to inspire the thought leaders and social justice activists of tomorrow. Their mission is to help families and individuals create better opportunities for themselves by teaching and promoting “the ability to read, view, write, design, speak and listen in a way that allows people to communicate effectively.” Their belief is that “there’s no better way to foster intellectual growth than through books and literature.”

Baldwin & Co.’s position that “the success of every individual begins with a [book] volume in hand,” is one we support at FCCP and that is why we have selected them as a partner for our 2023 Convening Book Drive. For more information on Baldwin & Co., visit their website

Everyone is welcome to participate in FCCP’s 2023 Annual Convening Book Drive, attendance at the Convening is not required. Check out our website for details on how to donate books to support literacy in New Orleans.