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5 LGBTQ Bookstores You Need to Visit

  1. A Room of One's Own: Located in Madison, Wisconsin, A Room of One's Own is a feminist bookstore that has a strong focus on LGBTQ literature. They have a wide selection of books by and about the LGBTQ+ community, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children's books. They also host events and book clubs focused on LGBTQ literature.

  2. Glad Day Bookshop: Founded in 1970, Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto, Canada is the oldest LGBTQ bookstore in the world. They offer a wide range of books, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and graphic novels, as well as a large selection of zines, comics, and magazines. They also host events, including book launches, author readings, and workshops.

  3. The Gay's The Word: This London-based bookstore is the UK's oldest LGBTQ bookstore and it has a wide selection of books, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and graphic novels. They also have a large collection of books on LGBTQ history, politics, and culture. They host events such as author readings, book clubs, and workshops.

  4. Lambda Rising: This bookstore, which was located in Washington, D.C., was one of the first LGBTQ bookstores in the United States. They had a wide selection of books, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and graphic novels, as well as a large collection of books on LGBTQ history, politics, and culture. They also hosted events such as author readings and book clubs.

  5. Bluestockings: This bookstore and activist center in New York City carries a wide range of books that focus on social justice issues, including many by and about the LGBTQ+ community. They also host events such as author readings, book clubs, and workshops, as well as other community events.

These bookstores are among the many that have played a crucial role in amplifying LGBTQ voices and providing safe spaces for the LGBTQ+ community. They provide representation and visibility for the community and foster understanding and acceptance by providing a wide range of books and hosting events. They also support the LGBTQ+ community by providing a space where they can find and connect with each other.

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