GLBT Bookstores

 

Use 'Em or Lose 'Em

I continue to compile the names, addresses, and websites of indie bookstores that seem to be actively supporting the writing of the queer community. Starting with states beginning with A and going to Z (or at least W), here are stores that I know of or that readers have told me about that carry books like mine. This is an evolving listing, so when you find new stores or updated information, please write me so I can add it here.

Is there a store on this list near your house? Please go visit and tell them I sent you. Are you traveling through any of these states? Please stop in and check out their books. If you want to be sure they have available the books you want, call ahead and have them order them for you to pick up. Some of these wonderful stores provide mailing service, too, so don't hesitate to ask them about that.

Please shop at the indie stores. I know that in some cases it is more convenient (or, perhaps in some cases, cheaper) to buy online or at a chain store, but whenever you can, please support our small GLBT bookstores. They are much more than bookstores. They are also community gathering places, venues for readings/signings, resource centers, and places that welcome you regardless of your orientation. Most also carry a great deal more than just books. Cards, Candles, Jewelry, Videos, Posters, Magazines, Journals, and Clothing are often also featured at the indie stores.

JUST KEEP IN MIND: If we don't use our small, independent bookstores, we will lose them. Too many have already closed. All right, then, on to the list:

Alabama

Illusions
523 Queen City Ave.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 349-5725

Arizona

Antigone Books
411 N. 4th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705-8444
(520) 792-3715
www.antigonebooks.com

Arizona

Aradia Bookstore
116 W. Cottage Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ. 86001-5564
(928)779-3817

Arkansas

Women's Project
2224 Main St.
Little Rock, AR 72206
(501) 372-5113
www.women's-project.org

California

Milk & Honey
123 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472-3348
(707) 824-1155
www.milk-and-honey.com

Connecticut

Bloodroot
85 Ferris Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203)576-9168

Delaware

Proud Bookstore
149 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
(302)227-6969

Florida

Tomes & Treasures
408 S. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-9368

Florida

A Bookstore Named Desire
420 Appelrouth Lane
Key West, FL. 33040-6535
305-296-1000

Florida

Wild Iris Books
802 W. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
(352) 375-7477
Website: www.wildirisbooks.com

Georgia

Outwrite Books
991 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 607-0082
Website:
www.outwritebooks.com

Georgia

Charis Books
1189 Euclid Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
(404) 524-0304
Website: www.charisbooksandmore.com

Illinois

Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 769-9299
www.womenandchildrenfirst.com

Iowa

Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 S. Dubuque St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
(319) 337-2681 (800) 295-BOOK
www.prairielights.com

Maine

Artistic Amazon Bookstore
182 Clay Hill Road
Cape Neddick, ME 03902-7510
877-422-0702
www.artisticamazon.com

Massachusetts

Now Voyager Bookstore
357 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657-2345
(508) 487-0848 (mail orders welcome)

Massachusetts

Womencrafts Inc.
376 Commercial St/Box 190
Provincetown MA 02657
508-487-2501
www.womencrafts.com

Massachusetts

Pride and Joy
20 Crafts Avenue
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 585-0683 Fax (413) 584-4848
www.nohoprideandjoy.com

Michigan

Common Language
317 Braun Court
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 663-0036
www.glbtbooks.com

Missouri

Left Bank Books - Downtown
321 North 10th
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 367-6731
www.left-bank.com

Missouri

Left Bank Books - Central West End
399 N Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 367-6731
www.left-bank.com

Nebraska

New Realities #1
1026 Howard St.
Omaha NE 68102
402-342-1863

Nebraska

New Realities #2
Oakview Mall
3001 S. 144th St. #2131
Omaha NE 68144
402-778-9313

New Jersey

Pandora Book Peddlers
9 Waverly Place
Madison, NJ 07940-1820
(973) 822-8388 Fax (973) 539-3396

New York

Rainbows & Triangles
192 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10011-1604
212-627-2166

www.rainbowsandtriangles.com

New York

The Pride Connection
728 South Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620
(585)242 -7840
www.prideconnection.net

New York

Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen St.
New York, NY 10002-2183
www.bluestockings.com

North Carolina

Bag Lady
2904 Selwyn Ave.
Charlotte NC 28209
704-338-9778

Ohio

Rainy Day Creations
408 Kenliworth Ave.
Toledo, OH 43610-1459
(419) 242-4992

Ohio

People Called Women
3153 W. Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43606-2923
(419) 535-6455

Oklahoma

Herland Sister Resources
2312 NW 39th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73112-8701
(405) 521-9696
www.herlandsisters.org

Oregon

In Other Words/Women's Books
8 NE Killingsworth Street
Portland, OR 97211-2624
(503) 232-6003
www.inotherwords.org

Pennsylvania

Giovanni's Room
345 S. 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5907
(215) 923-2960
www.giovannisroom.com

South Carolina

Out of Bounds
21 S. Pleasantburg Drive #A
Greenville SC 29607-2517
864-239-0106

Tennessee

Outloud! Books & Gifts
1709 Church St.
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 340-0034 (800) 572-7326
www.outloudonline.com

Texas

Book Woman
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 472-2785
www.ebookwoman.com

Virginia

Phoenix Rising Books
19 N. Belmont Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221-3003
(804) 355-7939

Washington

Left Bank Books
92 Pike Street
Seattle, WA. 98101
206-322-2868
www.leftbankbooks.com

Wisconsin

A Room of One's Own Coffeehouse
307 W. Johnson St.
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 257-7888
www.roomofonesown.com

Wisconsin

OutWords
2710 N. Murray Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 963-9089
www.outwordsbooks.com

Toronto, Canada

Glad Day
598A Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M4Y 1Z3
Phone: 416-961-4161
www.gladdaybookshop.com

 

 

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