Florida Barbershop Promotes Reading Among African-American Men by Providing Books

Royal Touch Barbershop
Royal Touch Barbershop

This isn’t your normal barbershop.

You’ll find the typical tools of the trade.

But also books.

“The barbershop is based on men coming together grooming each other to become better men, and I think books and education is a fundamental part of that,” said Reggie Ross.

For kids walking into Royal Touch Barbershop, it’s so much more than haircut.

“Right now I’m reading about African-American inventors, I’ve never heard of any of these inventors, so I’m learning something,” said Kane Roberts.

No TVs, no radios.

“I come here to read and improve my knowledge, there’s just so many books here,” said Kane Roberts.

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