Founded in 2022, Space Fruit Press creates joy by boldly publishing high-quality, diverse, queer fiction by and for our community. We prioritise joy, with story options that are are high-quality, queer, diverse & accessible, created by and for our community. Pick up one of our ebook anthologies for a selection of some of our favourite authors.
Category Is Books is a fiercely independent queer bookshop in the southside of Glasgow. Started by wusband and wusband team, Charlotte (they/them) and Fionn (‘Fin’) Duffy-Scott (they/them), we hope to create a space for the LGBTQIA+ community to learn about, be inspired by and share in our love of queer books, art, history, activism, writing and storytelling. As two genderqueer dykes that grew up under Section 28, it wasn’t until later in life that we started to explore our own queer history and culture in more depth - discovering in the process an expansive world of books, magazines, comics, zines, films and art, created by or with the LGBTQIA+ community that gave us, nothing short of life!
Here at Queer Lit, inclusion and diversity drive everything we do. We, like many members of the LGBTQ+ community, found it difficult to discover literature that best reflected our ethos and queer experiences. We founded Queer Lit to tackle this problem – to better represent the LGBTQ+ community in Manchester – especially those who love books! Since then, with your support, we’ve grown exponentially – from stocking just 700 titles online, to now having over 2000 titles in our bricks and mortar store in the city’s Northern Quarter, which we were able to open in August 2021. It’s important to us that LGBTQ+ stories are heard far beyond the four walls of our store – and we’re starting right back in schools. Thanks to our amazing customers, we donate around 100 LGBTQ+ books each month to schools across the UK, as part of our programme, ‘Free Books for Schools’. To date, we have donated over 1000,...
Gay's The Word is the UK's oldest LGBT bookshop and a touchstone for the broader LGBT community. The bookshop was set up in January 1979 by a group of gay socialists as a community space where all profits were funnelled back into the business. This ethos continues today with shelves bursting with books and the space used for book and community events, all stewarded by five members of staff: Jim, Uli, Erica, Brooke and Jem.