July 29, 2014

LGBT Bookstores

Updated February 2010. In order to strengthen a reader’s access to LGBT books, Lambda Literary has compiled the following list of LGBT bookstores and LGBT-friendly bookstores. The list is segmented by state, and this will be an evolving list. If you have a favorite bookstore that supports LGBT authors and books, please let us know.


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ARIZONA

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LGBTQ Bookstores

Antigone Books
411 N. 4th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85705
520-792-3715
E-mail: info@antigonebooks.com
Website: www.antigonebooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S. McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283
480-730-0205
E-mail: inbox@changinghands.com
Website: www.changinghands.com
Author readings: No
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store


CALIFORNIA

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LGBTQ Bookstores

A Different Light Bookstore
489 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
415-431-0891
jhd4sf@aol.com
www.adlbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Books, Inc.
2275 Market Street (Castro)
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 864-6777
Buyer: Jordan Cavalier – jcavalier@booksinc.net
General Manager: Ken Irish – kirish@booksinc.net
Website: www.booksinc.net

LGBTQ-friendly Bookstores

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
310-659-3110
E-mail: info@booksoup.com
Website: www.booksoup.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Good Vibrations
603 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-522-5460
800-289-8423
E-mail: val@goodvibes.com
Website: www.goodvibes.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Good Vibrations
1620 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-345-0400
800-289-8423
Website: www.goodvibes.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Workshops

Good Vibrations
2504 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
510-841-8987
800-289-8423
E-mail: See website
Website: www.goodvibes.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Adult book nights

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Tel: (323) 660-1175
Fax: (323) 660-0232
E-mail: info@skylightbooks.com
Website: www.skylightbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store


COLORADO

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LGBTQ Bookstores

Word is Out Women’s Bookstore
(Books available online only)
303-449-1415
E-mail: louiseknapp@wordisout.net
Website: www.wordisout.net

LGBTQ-friendly Bookstores

Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303-447-2074
E-mail: info@boulderbookstore.com
Website: www.boulderbookstore.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Left Hand Books
1200 Pearl Street #10
(basement)
Boulder, CO 80302
303-443-8252
E-mail: None
Website: www.lefthandbooks.org
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Poetry readings


CONNECTICUT

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LGBTQ-friendly Bookstores

Labyrinth Books
290 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
203-787-2848
E-mail: info-nh@labyrinthbooks.com
Website: www.labyrinthbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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LGBTQ-friendly Bookstores

Chapters A Literary Bookstore
(check back soon for new store location)
P.O. Box 14101
Washington, DC 20044-4101
202-737-5553
E-mail: chapters.literary@erols.com
Website: www.chaptersliterary.com
Author readings: Contact store
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store

Second Story Books (sister store in Rockville, Maryland)
2000 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-659-8884
E-mail: news@secondstorybooks.com
Website: www.secondstorybooks.com
Author readings: No
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store


FLORIDA

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LGBTQ-friendly Bookstores

Books & Books
9700 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, FL 33154
305-864-4241
E-mail: books296@aol.com
Webiste: www.booksandbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-866-3892 or 305-442-4408
E-mail: books296@aol.com
Website: www.booksandbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Books & Books
933 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-532-3222
E-mail: books296@aol.com
Website: www.booksandbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Books & Books
45 Market Street
Camana Bay
345-640-2665
Grand Cayman
Virgin Islands


GEORGIA

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LGBTQ Bookstores

Charis Books
1189 Euclid Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
404-524-0304
E-mail: info@charisbooksandmore.com
Website: www.charisbooksandmore.com
www.chariscircle.org
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

 


ILLINOIS

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LGBTQ Bookstores

Women & Children First
5233 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
773-769-9299
E-mail: wcf@gmail.com
Website: www.womenandchildrenfirst.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

LGBTQ-friendly Bookstores

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 West North Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910
E-mail: info@quimbys.com
Website: www.quimbys.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Unabridged Books
3251 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
773-883-9119
E-mail: unabridged@unabridgedbookstore.com
Website: www.unabridgedbookstore.com
Author readings: No
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store


MARYLAND

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LGBTQ-friendly Bookstores

Atomic Books
3620 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211
410-662-4444
E-mail: info@atomicbooks.com
Website: www.atomicbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store

Second Story Books
12160 Parklawn Drive
Rockville, MD 20852
301-770-0477
E-mail: news@secondstorybooks.com
Website: www.secondstorybooks.com
Author readings: No
Book clubs: No


MASSACHUSETTS

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LGBTQ Bookstores

Calamus Bookstore
92B South Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-338-1931
E-mail: mitzel@calamusbooks.com
Website: www.calamusbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Now Voyager Bookstore & Gallery
(Closed during winter. Opens in April.)
357 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
508-487-0848
E-mail: nowvoyagerbook@aol.com
Website: www.nowvoyagerbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

LGBTQ-friendly Bookstores

Good Vibrations
308A Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
617-264-4400 (store contact)
800-289-8423 (toll free company contact)
E-mail: Brookline.mgr@goodvibes.com
Website: www.goodvibes.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Porter Square Books, Inc.
Porter Square Shopping Center
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140
617-491-2220
617-491-2225 (Fax)
www.portersquarebooks.com
http://portersquarebooksblog.blogspot.com/


MICHIGAN

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LGBTQ Bookstores

Common Language
317 Braun Court
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
734-663-0036
E-mail: glbtbooks@gmail.com
glbtstaff@gmail.com
Website: www.glbtbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

LGBTQ-friendly Bookstores

Everybody Reads
2019 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 346-9900
E-mail: everybodyreads@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.becauseeverybodyreads.com
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store


MINNESOTA

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LGBTQ Bookstores

True Colors Bookstore
4755 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-821-9630
E-mail: tc@truecolorsbookstore.com
Website: www.truecolorsbookstore.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Fridays feature performance art and music.


MISSOURI

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LGBTQ-friendly Bookstores

Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-367-6731
E-mail: info@left-bank.com
Website: www.left-bank.com
Author readings: Yes
Reading Group Coordinator – Daniel Barks – daniel@left-bank.com

Left Bank Books
321 N. 10th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
314-436-3049
E-mail: info@left-bank.com
Website: www.left-bank.com
Author readings: Yes
Reading Group Coordinator – Daniel Barks – daniel@left-bank.com


NEW YORK

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LGBTQ Bookstores

Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
Hosted by Strange Loop Gallery
27 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
email: contact@bgsqd.com

The Lavender Inkwell Bookshoppe
304 N. McBride St.
Syracuse, NY 13203
315-424-7191
E-mail: lavenderinkwell@verizon.net
Website: www.lavenderinkwell.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Starting in January 2007

LGBTQ-friendly Bookstores

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
212-777-6028
E-mail: info@bluestockings.com
Website: www.bluestockings.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Come Again
353 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
212-308-9394
E-mail: None
Website: None
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Book Culture
536 West 112th Street
New York, NY 10025
212-865-1588
E-mail: events@bookculture.com
Website: www.bookculture.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Left Bank Books
17 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10014
212-924-5638
E-mail: None
Website: None
Author readings: Contact store
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

St. Mark’s Bookshop
31 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10003
212-260-7853
E-mail: stmarksbooks@mindspring.com
Website: www.stmarksbookshop.com
Author readings: No
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Three Lives & Co.
154 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10014
212-741-2069
E-mail: info@threelives.com
Website: www.threelives.com
Author readings: Contact store
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store


NORTH CAROLINA

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LGBTQ Bookstores

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
828-254-6734
info@malaprops.com
www.malaprops.com

 


OREGON

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LGBTQ Bookstores

In Other Words
Women’s Books and Resources
8 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211
503-232-6003
Email: info@inotherwords.org
Website: www.inotherwords.org
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store


TENNESSEE

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LGBTQ Bookstores

Outloud
1703 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37203
615-340-0034
E-mail: outloud@outloudonline.com
Website: www.outloudonline.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store


WASHINGTON

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LGBTQ-friendly Bookstores

The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue (Pike X Pine)
Seattle, WA 98122
206-624-6600
800-962-5311
E-mail: inquiries@elliottbaybook.com
Website: www.elliottbaybook.com
Author readings: Yes

Left Bank Books
92 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101
206-622-0195
E-mail: leftbank@leftbankbooks.com
Website: www.leftbankbooks.com
Author readings: No
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

WISCONSIN

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LGBTQ Bookstores

Outwords Books
2710 N. Murray Ave.
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 963-9089
E-mail: outwordsbooks@msn.com
Website: www.outwordsbooks.com
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store

CANADA

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LGBTQ Bookstores

Venus Envy
1598 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1Z6
(902) 422-0004
E-mail: halifax@venusenvy.ca
Website: www.venusenvy.ca
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store

Mother Tongue Books
1067 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3W9
613-730-2346
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store

Venus Envy
320 Lisgar Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0E2
(613) 789-4646
E-mail: ottawa@venusenvy.ca
Website: www.venusenvy.ca
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store

Glad Day
598A Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 1Z3
(416) 961-4161
E-mail: service@gladdaybookshop.com
Website: www.gladdaybookshop.com
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store

Toronto Women’s Bookstore
73 Harbord Street
Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1G4
(416) 922-8744
E-mail: Janet Romero: events@womensbookstore.com
Website: www.womensbookstore.com
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store

The Northern Woman’s Bookstore
65 Court Street South
Thunder Bay, Ontario, P7B 2X2
(807) 344-7979
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store

Little Sisters Book Art and Emporium
1238 Davie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 1N3
(604) 669-1753
Website: www.littlesistersbookstore.com
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store