Shine Bright

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HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES

Note that our deadlines differ than shipping carriers in order to account for Omoi Zakka Shop processing time.

Omoi Holiday Ordering Deadlines

Order by these dates to have your package delivered to carrier (USPS, UPS) by carrier-issued deadlines. Due to carrier reported volume slowdowns, delivery dates shipping timeframes are ESTIMATED and NOT guaranteed.

  • USPS First Class & Priority: 12/12 (Monday)
  • USPS Priority EXPRESS: 12/19 (Monday)
  • UPS Ground & Standard: 12/14 (Wednesday)
  • UPS 2nd Day Air: 12/19 (Monday)

Guaranteed Date Delivery

If you require delivery guaranteed for a certain date, please choose UPS 2nd Day or USPS Priority Express (2 days). Please keep in mind that we require up to 24 hours to pull, pack and deliver your order to shipping carrier. Expedited delivery orders must be placed before 3pm EST in order to be processed the following day.

Beware Porch Thieves!

Depending on your order, our typical carton size may run as large as 14"x20", which may not fit inside a door or mailbox. Carriers suggest having packages shipped to your office, or a UPS Store or post office for pickup. If loss, damage or missing contents occur to any parcel after successful delivery scan, reimbursement will not be offered.

All orders placed after 3:00pm EST Monday Dec. 20 are not able to be rushed for holiday delivery,

though we will continue to pack and ship round the clock. We recommend ordering 2022 planners by Dec. 22 to have them in time for January 1st!

Local Pickup

Hold Times Extended for your convenience! We’ll hold for 20 days - shop now, pickup whenever! Shop Open 7 Days

A weave of biography, criticism, and memoir, Shine Bright is Danyel Smith's intimate history of Black women's music as the foundational story of American pop. Smith has been writing this history for more than five years. But as a music fan, and then as an essayist, editor (Vibe, Billboard), and podcast host (Black Girl Songbook), she has been living this history since she was a latchkey kid listening to "Midnight Train to Georgia" on the family stereo.

Smith's detailed narrative begins with Phillis Wheatley, an enslaved woman who sang her poems, and continues through the stories of Mahalia Jackson, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, and Mariah Carey, as well as the under-considered careers of Marilyn McCoo, Deniece Williams, and Jody Watley. Shine Bright is an overdue paean to musical masters whose true stories and genius have been hidden in plain sight.

320 pages. Hardcover.

About the Author
Danyel Smith is an author, award-winning journalist, and producer. She's the creator and host the Spotify-exclusive Black Girl Songbook, a music and talk show that centers black women in music. A 2021 Yaddo Fellow, Danyel was a senior producer and editor at ESPN, and a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford, where she cofounded HRDCVR, an innovative hardcover culture magazine. In addition to writing for NPR, The California Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker, Teen Vogue, and The New York Times, Danyel has served as editor of Billboard, editor at large at Time Inc., and editor in chief of Vibe. The author of two novels--More Like Wrestling and Bliss--Danyel lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Elliott Wilson.