The inspiration of Umoja Books resulted from the need of having an African American owned bookstore in Lafayette, LA. It started with offering books written by African Americans, and it has now blossomed in offering other items created by African Americans such as tshirts, herbal supplements, personal care products, Black fraternity and sorority items, bible covers, tote bags, and much more.

Our contact information


By standard mail:
Umoja Books and Products
1006 Surrey Street
Lafayette, LA 70501

By phone:
337-781-5758 (between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Central)

Hours of operation: Saturday 11am - 4pm
Appointments are welcomed.

Shipping Information:

Most orders are shipped by USPS. Large orders will be shipped by UPS.

Refund, Returns and Cancellation Policies:

It is very important to us that we offer exemplary service to you. If you are not satisfied with your purchase or if it arrives damaged, please call us at 337-781-5758 and we will fix the problem as fast as possible.

You can return your purchase for an exchange or refund within 30 days of the original ship date of your order for a full refund.

We do not accept returns on dated materials (i.e. calendars, checkbook planners) more than 45 days after the original ship date or January 15th, whichever comes first. We are not responsible for any return shipping fees. All refunds will be issued in the form of a check within four weeks of the returned shipment. Returned items must be in its original packaging, clean and in brand-new condition.

To exchange an item, return the item you wish to exchange to us and indicate in writing the item you with to exchange it for. You are responsible for the shipping of the new item back to you.