Progressive Emporium & Education Center

Book Store - Cultural Center in St. Louis
Opening at 11:00 AM tomorrow
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Evry-body celebrates VALENTINE’S DAY…ALMOST EVRY-BODY. It’s a day of celebrating romance between You and Your “Boo” or “Shorty”.. Flowers, chocolates, gifts and good lovin’ is enjoyed by couples as an expression of their caring, connection and commitment. I’ve truly enjoyed it for many years; the...

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BLACK HISTORY IS 365 DAYS OF YEAR!! But we commemorate and celebrate many of the strides, accomplishments, and victories made by people of African descent during February - nationally designated as Black History Month. So, LET'S CELEBRATE!!! Take advantage of our Black History Month sale. Shop a...

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Did you know we launched a new website to meet your needs for quality Black literacy, children's books, games, cultural imports, african inspired household items, specialty organic foods/snacks, Kwanzaa cards, Kwanzaa display table kits, jewelry, etc.. Shop online at

Don't miss Progressive's next author...Ahmad M. Mahdi, author of "A PRECIOUS MEMORY WORKBOOK" - Adult Version. Mahdi signs autographs of his book on Sat., Sepember 21, 2019 from 2 to 4pm. The books (adult & youth versions) are unique, useful, inspiring and beautiful tools to preserve family m...

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Generation wealth and family empowerment is the focus of an exciting new book "A Living Legacy of Precious Memories" by author Ahmad Mahdi.

Please join us for an enriching book signing event with St. Louis Educator, Presenter & Author Ahmad Mahdi (aka Sonny Thomas) on Saturday, September 21, 201...

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3 years ago
This place is amazing! It's a UPS Acces Point with book store and lounge. You can pick up so many of your holistic needs while you pick up your UPS Package. I came to meet a friend to discuss some business and was able to collect sage, coconut oil, Apple juice, books for knowledge and so much more. I plan to come back for sure for some of the classes as well as host my own book signing. This is a great place for relaxation and education.
- Sister R
4 years ago
Family ran operation. Wholesome products , great community seminars and tastings. Every Community needs one of these and I wish them much success.
- Byron K
7 months ago
Great place for good conversation and great reading material
- Elisha K

Progressive Emporium & Education Center



Progressive sells an assortment of African/African American books, holistic food items, vitamins, alkaline water, spiritual baths/washes, candles, incense, Afrikan art, organic juices, African artifacts, unique cultural gift items, afrocentric tee shirts, greeting cards, cultural calendars, colorful totes and much more. We also specialize in providing out of print books and DVD’s about African/Afrikan American culture and lifestyles.   


Progressive provides a range of cultural activities – Kwanzaa celebrations,     Black History Programs, Black Love Day Celebrations, etc., We promote health/wellness by providing classes each month – third Saturday - under         “Be Good Wellness” series.  Space is limited so registration is preferred.  The culminating activity of the wellness series is an annual African Community Health Fair held in July.  


PEEC promotes literacy by offering author book signings, seminars and other educational activities regularly – primarily featuring St. Louis authors, artists, performers for the community.  Progressive is a perfect tourist spot – for specialty hand crafted items. 

PEEC is a UPS Shipping Outlet.  There is ALWAYS a Red, Black & Green discount available!  Stop by PEEC at 1108 N. Sarah Street.  We look forward to serving you. For more info contact (314) 875-9277.  The PEEC Facebook page is

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1108 North Sarah Street
St. Louis, MO 63113
United States

Business Hours

Mon:11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tue:11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wed:11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu:11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri:11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat:11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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