Celebrating Pride at Indie Bookstores

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Indie booksellers are breaking out the rainbows to mark Pride Month. Here are just a few of the many snapshots of displays and events shared by booksellers on social media.

Books & Mortar rainbow door

Books & Mortar: “This rainbow flag represents more than liberation for LGBTQ persons. It hangs in our window to remind us that there is still so much more work to be done to liberate bodies from the systemic, institutional and cultural powers that bind and oppress. We celebrate Pride Month with gratitude for those who have paved our way and look forward, with a steady gaze, to participating in the work that still needs to be done. Our work is not over until every body is liberated.”

Scrawl Books' tower of rainbow books

Scrawl Books: “Happy Pride Month! Check out our beautiful new Urban Pop display.”

Ada's Technical Books lights up in rainbow for Pride

Ada’s Technical Books: “It’s the mooooost wonderful tiiiime of the year.”

Tattered Cover's YA book display for Pride

Tattered Cover Book Store: “Good morning and happy #pridemonth!”

Inkwood Books' "genre" inclusive bathroom

Inkwood Books: “Thanks to artist Kelly Hewitt, we have a great new bathroom sign to celebrate our new space, Pride Month and the start of our Writer’s Block Book Party. Check out all the events on the website or Facebook. All genres welcome and represented!”

Book Culture's rainbow window display for Pride

Book Culture: “Just call us #PrideCulture.”

Village Books' Pride month shelftalkers

Village Books Fairhaven: “June is Pride Month! Look for these fabulous rainbow tags on our shelves with suggestions of great reads for the month.”

Bookie's Pride flier

Bookie’s Chicago: “Happy #pride!! This month we celebrate the members of the LGBT+ community. Stop by the store and take a peek at some of our LGBT+ picks for the month!”

Green Bean Books' Pride display

Green Bean Books: “We’ve got some gorgeous gay pride books at Green Bean! Come in and take a peek! Happy Pride Month!!!”

Writer's Block shows off tote and rainbow bookmarks

Writer’s Block Bookstore: “Happy Pride Month to all of our LGBTQ+ customers and followers! We’re still on cloud nine after BookExpo America, can you tell? Check out this amazing swag we picked up from the #newyorkpubliclibrary: some amazing quotable totes and rainbow bookmarks to match! Have a safe and fun-filled Pride!”

Avid Bookshop's Pride display

Avid Bookshop: “Yay, Pride Month!”

Kramerbooks' Pride themed window

Kramerbooks: “I was not ladylike, nor was I manly. I was something else altogether. There were so many different ways to be beautiful.”

Belmont Books' rainbow stack

Belmont Books: “Happy Pride, Boston! Have a blast celebrating your true colors today.”

I Am Books "Love is love" chalkboard

I Am Books: “Love is love is love.”

Star Line Books' crowded store for Pride story hour

Star Line Books: “Full house for our Pride Story Hour! Thanks @momsforsocialjustice and @tnvalleypride! What a great event!!”