Media and Events

Live in The Stacks Tour


In Conversation with author Connor Franta on Instagram Live, October 29, 2021 at 12:00pm PST

“Reading While Black” a conversation with Kiese Laymon for Black Readers Conference (October 30, 2021)

Texas Book Festival: Traci Thomas in Conversation with Gabriela Garcia (October 28, 2021)

Laura Dave Interview for Anthropologie x Simon & Schuster’s Traveling Book Club (August 10, 2021)

Chelsea Clinton, Meg Medina and Rita Williams-Garcia for SHE PERSISTED moderated by Traci Thomas from Loyalty Bookstores (June 17, 2021)

On Shame Resilience at The 2nd Annual National Antiracist Book Festival (April 24, 2021)

Loyalty Bookstores’ Reading & Fundraiser in Support of AAPI (April 17, 2021)

The State of Bookstagram – A Virtual Townhall (April 14, 2021)

The Riverhead Books Variety Show (February 16, 2021)

Chang-rae Lee My Year Abroad in conversation with Traci Thomas at Skylight Books (February 1, 2021)

Brit Bennett and Yaa Gyasi in Conversation, Moderated by Traci Thomas at Loyalty Bookstore (November 20, 2020)

Kiese Laymon How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America book tour (November 13, 2020)

Library of Virginia Nonfiction Award Finalist Panel (October 15, 2020)


“The Best Podcasts Of 2020” (Adrienne Gaffney,

#HowIKibou with Traci Thomas of The Stacks Podcast” (Nell Shapiro, Kibou Bag)

“9 Thoughtful Ways to Support Black-Owned Bookstores This Month (and Every Month)” (Rudri Bhatt Patel, Apartment Therapy)

“9 Engaging Book Clubs You Can Participate In Online” (Ellen Gutoskey, Mental Floss)

“Traci Thomas, Host Of “The Stacks” Podcast & The Least Pretentious Book Nerd You’ve Ever Met.” (Jesse Brune-Horan, The Fed Collective)

26 of the Best Book Podcasts to Listen to When You’re Not Reading (McKenzie Jean-Philippe, Oprah Magazine)

Apple Podcasts’ Book Lovers Podcast

Anti-Racist Readers Are Plaguing the DMs of Black People (Rachel Charlene Lewis, Bitch Media)

Black Authors, Bookstore Owners, and Literary Leaders Recommend Their Favorite Books (Samantha Zabell, Apartment Therapy)

7 Podcasts Every Book Lover Needs to Listen to (Emily Weaver, Hello Giggles)

52 Podcasts For Every Type Of Book Lover (Kirby Beaton, Buzzfeed)

11 of the Best Book Podcasts Launched in 2018 (Claire Handscombe, Book Riot)

Meet Traci Thomas of The Stacks in Hollywood/Hancock Park (Voyage LA)

Podcast Appearances

“What People Miss When Talking About Banned Books” on It’s Been A Minute with Sam Sanders (Apple Podcasts | Spotify)

“’Au Parasocial’ (with Sutton Foster)” guest co-host on Keep It! (Apple Podcasts | Spotify)

“Hot Book Summer” on It’s Been a Minute with Sam Sanders (Apple Podcasts | Spotify)

“The Stacks’ Traci Thomas” on The LadyGang (Apple Podcasts | Spotify)

“White Fragility with The Stacks” on The LadyGang (Apple Podcasts|Spotify)

“Curiosity Cancelled the Cat (with Traci Thomas)” on Yo, Is This Racist? (Apple Podcasts | Spotify)

“The Beyoncé of Books (with Traci Thomas)” on Yo, Is This Racist? (Apple Podcasts | Spotify)

“Traci from The Stacks joins us for a great conversation about books, podcasting, and more!” on Bad on Paper (Apple Podcasts | Spotify)

“Ep. 18 Reading is Good for You” on This is Good For You (Apple Podcasts | Spotify)

“Ep 162: The best bad ending you’ll ever read” on What Should I Read Next (Apple Podcasts|Spotify)

“Ep 212: Book gifts for your hardest-to-buy-for loved ones” on What Should I Read Next (Apple Podcasts|Spotify)

“Bonus: Pay the Bookstagrammers!” on Under the Influence with Jo Piazza (Apple Podcasts|Spotify)

“Traci Thomas of The Stacks Podcast” on Brad Behavior (Apple Podcasts|Spotify)

“FBC24: Top 5 Feminist Books with Traci Thomas” on Feminist Book Club (Apple Podcasts|Google Podcasts)

“Traci Thomas Helps Heather Stack Her Library” on Heather Dubrow’s World (Apple Podcasts|Spotify)

“36. The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told by Alex Haley, with Traci Thomas of The Stacks” on Novel Pairings (Apple Podcasts|Spotify)

“12. Why Othello Reminds Me That We’ve Always Been Here with Traci Thomas” on The Book That Blank Podcast (Apple Podcasts|Spotify)

“Challenging Your Reading + Special Guest Traci Thomas” on The Currently Reading Podcast (Apple Podcasts|Spotify)

“Podcaster and Book Lover | Traci Thomas” on The Bright Morning Podcast (Apple Podcasts|Spotify)

“Episode 24: The Hate U Give (New Reads November)” on Sh*t She Read Podcast (Apple Podcasts|Spotify)

“Required Reading with Traci Thomas of the Stacks Podcast” on Ladies Like Us (Apple Podcasts|Spotify)

“Jasmine Guillory’s “The Wedding Date” Part 2 (feat. The Stacks)” on Colored Pages Book Club Podcast (Apple Podcasts|Spotify)

“Dear Summer (Feat. Leigh Ann Hahn of Grand Performances & Traci Thomas of The Stacks Podcast)” on The Extraordinary Negroes (Apple Podcasts|Soundcloud)


Reading in The Stacks (Monthly Column on

Millie Staff Picks: 10 Must-Read Books by Black Female Authors (Millie)

11 books to pick up in the new year that you missed reading in 2020 (Business Insider)

10 books by Black authors that everyone should read — and aren’t sold out everywhere (Business Insider)