29 Queer-Owned Bookstores to Know and Support

Author: Becca Damante

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Since 1976, Womencrafts has been a lesbian-owned and operated intersectional feminist and queer book and gift shop in Provincetown, Mass. A gathering space and hub of queer activism, the shop features more than 100 female artists, 1,000 books, and “finds its mission as politically and culturally necessary today as it was when it first opened in 1976.”

Loudmouth Books -Indianapolis, Ind.

You may have heard of queer Black author Leah Johnson from her debut young adult (YA) novel You Should See Me in a Crown, which won a Stonewall Book Award, and was named one of the 100 best YA books of all time by TIME Magazine. But last month, Johnson started a new chapter in her career as a bookstore owner, when she opened Loudmouth Books, an Indianapolis-based indie bookstore dedicated to banned books and marginalized authors.

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Becca Damante

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