HELP US BECOME A BRICK AND MORTAR STORE IN SLC
Utah needs a queer bookstore--and you can help make it happen
Under the Umbrella is launching an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds for our queer book inventory. We need $50,000 in order to build a robust queer book selection spanning all genres and identities.
Under the Umbrella Bookstore is an upcoming community bookstore serving the LGBTQIA+ community in Salt Lake City and neighboring areas. Our services include new and used books (including consignment and buy-back programs for local authors and artists), queer- and book-related merch like candles, stickers, pins, and socks, local queer art and music, and, in the future, a small cafe area. No other bookstore in the area caters to the LGBTQ community, providing a safe space for queer folks of all ages to congregate. We share queer stories from around the world and highlight the talents and insights of local and international members of this community.
A bookstore can be a place of refuge, a place of validation and celebration for the queer youth and queer adults in Salt Lake City. We deserve to have our stories told, shared, celebrated, validated, loved. At that is exactly what Under the Umbrella will do.
WHAT WE SELL
queer authors, queer stories, queer perspectives
When you come to Under the Umbrella, you know that every book you see is queer in some way. That means the stories are written by queer authors, the stories feature queer storylines, or the topic is covered with the queer experience in mind.
If the author is queer, we'll stock their work--even if the story itself isn't necessarily queer.
We love queer stories told by queer authors, but we don't believe that you should have to be out of the closet to tell queer stories. That's why we stock books with queer storylines that may or may not be written by queer authors.
Every book in the store will prioritize queer perspectives and the queer experience. Whether you're looking for a book about feminism, astrology, health care, or history, our books consider queerness in their approach to any topic.