LGBTQ Bookstores

Updated October 2018. In order to strengthen a reader’s access to LGBTQ books, Lambda Literary has compiled the following list of LGBTQ bookstores and LGBTQ-friendly bookstores. The list is segmented by state, and this will be an evolving list. If you have a favorite bookstore that supports LGBTQ 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: Classes and workshops

Changing Hands Bookstore
300 West Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013
602-274-0067
E-mail: inbox@changinghands.com
Website: www.changinghands.com
Author readings: No
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Classes and workshops


CALIFORNIA

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LGBTQ Bookstores

Books, Inc.
601 Van Ness
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 776-1111
Website: www.booksinc.net
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Books, Inc.
3515 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 221-3666
Website: www.booksinc.net
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Books, Inc.
2251 Chestnut St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 931-3633
Website: www.booksinc.net
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Books, Inc.
1344 Park St.
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-2226
Website: www.booksinc.net
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Books, Inc.
1491 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 525-7777
Website: www.booksinc.net
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Books, Inc.
1375 Burlingame Ave.
Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 685-4911
Website: www.booksinc.net
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Books, Inc.
317 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 428-1234
Website: www.booksinc.net
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Books, Inc.
Town & Country Village
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 321-0600
Website: www.booksinc.net
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Books, Inc.
2712 Augustine Drive #120
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 727-1500
Website: www.booksinc.net
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Compass Books
San Francisco International Airport Terminal 2
San Francisco, CA 94128
(650) 821-9299
Website: www.booksinc.net
Author readings: No
Book clubs:
Other events: Contact store

Compass Books
San Francisco International Airport Terminal 3
San Francisco, CA 94128
(650) 821-2326
Website: www.booksinc.net
Author readings: No
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

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

Dog Eared Books
489 Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
415-658-7920
Website: www.dogearedbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store

Dog Eared Books
900 Valencia St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-282-1901
Website: www.dogearedbooks.com
Author readings: No
Book clubs: No
Other events: No

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

Good Vibrations
899 Mission Street (at 5th Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 513-1635
E-mail: customerservice@goodvibes.com
Website: www.goodvibes.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact Store

Good Vibrations
3219 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 788-2389
E-mail: customerservice@goodvibes.com
Website: www.goodvibes.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact Store

Good Vibrations
189 Kearny Street (at Sutter Street)
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 653-1364
E-mail: customerservice@goodvibes.com
Website: www.goodvibes.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact Store

Good Vibrations
534 Ramona Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 422-2790
E-mail: customerservice@goodvibes.com
Website: www.goodvibes.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact Store

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: http://www.wordisout.net/contactus.htm
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: http://www.boulderbookstore.net
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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Second Story Books (sister store in Rockville, Maryland)
2000 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-659-8884
E-mail: internetdeskssb@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
927 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

Books & Books
2100 NW 42nd Avenue, Concourse D, Gate D25
Miami, FL 33126
(786) 641-6149
E-mail: books296@aol.com
Website: www.booksandbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Books & Books
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
(786) 405-1744
E-mail: books296@aol.com
Website: www.booksandbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Books & Books
533 Eaton Street
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 320-0208
E-mail: books296@aol.com
Website: www.booksandbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Books & Books
11297 South Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156
(786) 552-3290
E-mail: books296@aol.com
Website: www.booksandbooks.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store


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: wcfbooks@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: internetdeskssb@secondstorybooks.com
Website: www.secondstorybooks.com
Author readings: No
Book clubs: No


MASSACHUSETTS

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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: customerservice@goodvibes.com
Website: www.goodvibes.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Good Vibrations
52 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-250-8241 (store contact)
800-289-8423 (toll free company contact)
E-mail: customerservice@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)
E-mail: info@portersquarebooks.com
Website: 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

 


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


NEW YORK

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LGBTQ Bookstores

Bureau of General Services–Queer Division
@The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street, Room 210
New York, NY 10011
(646) 457–859
E-mail: contact@bgsqd.com
Website: http://bgsqd.com

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

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

Book Culture
2915 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
(646) 403-3000
E-mail: events@bookculture.com
Website: http://www.bookculture.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Book Culture
450 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
212-595-1962
E-mail: events@bookculture.com
Website: http://www.bookculture.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

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

Quimby’s NYC Bookstore
536 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-1215
E-mail: info@quimbys.com
Website: http://www.quimbysnyc.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: No
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
E-mail: info@malaprops.com
Website: http://www.malaprops.com
Author readings: Yes
Book clubs: Yes
Other events: Contact store


OREGON

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LGBTQ Bookstores

In Other Words
Feminist Community Center
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


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: http://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 53211
(414) 963-9089
Fax: (414) 963-9084
E-mail: outwordsbooks@msn.com
Website: http://www.outwordsbook.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
Author Readings: No
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Venus Envy
226 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 1X1
(613) 789-4646
E-mail: ottawa@venusenvy.ca
Website: www.venusenvy.ca
Author Readings: No
Book clubs: No
Other events: Contact store

Glad Day
499 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2C6
(416) 901-6600
E-mail: service@gladdaybookshop.com
Website: www.gladdaybookshop.com
Author Readings: Contact store
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store

Little Sisters Book & Art Emporium
1238 Davie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 1N3
(604) 669-1753
Website: http://www.littlesisters.ca
E-mail: info@littlesisters.ca
Author Readings: Contact store
Book clubs: Contact store
Other events: Contact store