Main Collection

Our Main Collection is made up of +/- 4000 books by writers from Africa and across the Diaspora.

Special Collection

LOATAD’s Special Collection includes rare and out-of-print books from the 19th century to the present day.


Ephemera including letters, photographs, magazines, and newspaper clippings from the archives of African and Diaspora writers.


From readings and screenings, to debates and live performance, LOATAD events encompass literary culture and culture beyond…

How to Visit

We open by appointment only, no walk-ins. Schedule a visit here.