This June, indie bookstores took to social media to share reading lists, special events, and more in honor of Pride. Take a look at just some of the ways bookstores celebrated this year:
- Cafe Con Libros in Brooklyn, New York, shared a list of different titles for customers to check out. “This month we celebrate the Black and Brown Bodies who started the movement, the organizing that brought attention to the AIDS epidemic, all the humans on the ground not letting up or settling for less,” the store said in its newsletter. “This month we celebrate LOVE.”
- Sistah Scifi in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was included in Tan France’s “Guide to 15 Queer-Owned & Queer-Friendly Brands to Support.”
- Anderson’s Bookshops in Downers Grove, Illinois, joined in on a parade of colorful window displays.
- Charis Books and More, an LGBT-owned feminist bookstore in Decatur, Georgia, celebrates Pride year-round but hosted a range of special events in June, including conversations with Kristen Arnett (White Teeth) and Bryan Washington (Memorial), Ashley C. Ford (Somebody’s Daughter) and Oprah Winfrey, and Paul Mendez (Rainbow Milk).
- Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins, Colorado, held and event with Paula Stone Williams this month to celebrate her new book, As a Woman: What I Learned About Power, Sex, and the Patriarchy After I Transitioned.
- Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, Washington, shared an in-store display on Instagram.