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Happy (Upcoming) Independent Bookstore Day!

As you may know, Independent Bookstore Day was rescheduled this year, but no matter the date, there’s been no year in which it’s more important to show whatever support you can. Behold, here are a bunch of wonderful indies that show great support to queer books, each with a little recommended list of books to buy from them!

This year, with the advent of Bookshop, some of these stores have shifted their ordering over there, so this will be a little hodgepodge, but what else would you expect of 2020?

(Stores are organized in alphabetical order by state, then city.)

Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe and Phoenix, AZ

The Ripped Bodice, Los Angeles, CA

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena, CA

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego, CA

Books, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Shop at Matter, Denver, CO

Burgundy Books, Saybrook, CT

East City Bookshop, Washington, DC

Writer’s Block Bookstore, Winter Park, FL

Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

Brave and Kind Books, Decatur, GA

Brain Lair Books, South Bend, IN

Raven Bookstore, Lawrence, KS

Tubby and Coo’s, New Orleans, LA

Copper Dog Books, Beverley, MA

Porter Square Books, Boston, MA

Silver Unicorn Books, West Acton, MA

Loyalty Bookstores, Silver Spring, MD and Washington, DC

Brilliant Books, Traverse City, MI

Moon Palace Books, Minneapolis, MN

  • Check out their book lists for their selections for Non-Binary Book Club and Queer Book Club!

Red Balloon Bookshop, St. Paul, MN

This House of Books, Billings, MT

Firestorm Books + Coffee, Asheville, NC

Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM

Kew and Willow, Queens, NY

Books of Wonder, New York, NY

Oblong Books, Rhinebeck, NY

Powell’s Books, Portland, OR

See also: their list of Black LGBTQIA+ Voices (20% off)

Harriett’s Bookshop, Philadelphia, PA

Parnassus Books, Nashville, TN

Interabang Books, Dallas, TX

One More Page Books, Arlington, VA

Books and Crannies, Martinsville, VA

Fountain Bookstore, Richmond, VA

Third Street Books, Seattle, WA

Happy Indie Bookstore Day!

Here at LGBTQReads the sole non-donation income that keeps the site running does come from a certain website’s affiliate links, but don’t let that fool you into thinking we don’t love indies, especially the ones that carry small-press/self-pub queer books! To celebrate those very stores, here are a bunch of links to celebrate indie bookstore day the best way possible and get some amazing books in the process!

This will be an annual feature, so if a bookstore you love isn’t on this year’s list, it may be on next year’s! I obviously couldn’t feature every store or every book, but if this post sells a few books and even helps people find some signed copies of their faves, I feel good about it!

Note: I did not list a book as signed if the *listing* for the book did not say it, but many of these books were pulled from “Signed Books” lists on the sites. If you want a signed copy, double check!

Shop at…

Anderson’s Bookshop (Naperville, IL)

YA

Book Culture (NYC Area)

Adult

The Brain Lair (South Bend, IN)

PB

MG/YA

Adult

Non-Fiction

Brazos Bookstore (Houston, TX)

YA

Adult

Gay’s the Word

Books of Wonder (NYC, NY)

PB

MG

YA

McNally Jackson (NYC, NY)

Adult

Little Shop of Stories (Decatur, GA)

YA

Fountain Bookstore (Richmond, VA)

PB

MG

YA

Adult

Joseph-Beth Booksellers (OH/KY)

YA

NA/Adult

Malaprop’s (Asheville, NC)

YA

Murder by the Book (Houston, TX)

Adult

Myst Galaxy Books (San Diego, CA)

YA

Adult

Northshire Bookstore (NY/VT)

YA

Adult

Oblong Books (Rhinebeck, NY)

MG

YA

Adult

One More Page Books (Alexandria, VA)

YA

Park Road Books (Charlotte, NC)

YA

Adult

Poetry

Parnassus (Nashville, TN)

MG/YA

Adult

Powell’s (Portland, OR)

MG/YA

NA/Adult

Quail Ridge Books (Raleigh, NC)

YA

The Ripped Bodice (LA, CA)

PB

YA

NA/Adult

The Strand (NYC, NY)

YA

Adult

Third Place Books (Seattle, WA)

PB

MG

YA

Adult

Nonfiction

Poetry

Trident Booksellers and Cafe (Boston, MA)

YA

Adult

Writer’s Block Bookstore (Winter Park, FL)

YA

Adult