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Book Clubs

Under the Umbrella is a community space that welcomes groups of all sorts—but there's a special place in our heart for a queer book club. Here are a few that meet regularly at the store. Book club purchases of 5 or more copies can get 10% off each book. 

Starting in March 2023 + thanks to a grant from Project Rainbow, we are able to provide three free copies of each book club's pick of the month! Priority will be given to BIPOC, trans, disabled, and low-income readers. Apply to receive a free book using this form.

Interested in running a book club at Under the Umbrella? Email hello@undertheumbrellabookstore.com.

SLC Scream Queers

SLC Scream Queers meets at Under the Umbrella monthly on the third Saturday at 1 p.m.

Queer Romance Book Club

The Queer Romance Book Club meets on the third Sunday of each month at 1 p.m.

SLC Lesbians

The SLC Lesbians book club meets on the last Saturday of the month at 4 p.m.

Pandemic Political Education

The Pandemic Political Education book club meets on the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. starting November 20.

Queer Graphic Novel Book Club

The Queer Graphic Novel Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.

QEWBOO Sci Fi/Fantasy Book Club

QEWBOO—Queer Explorers of Worlds Beyond Our Own—meets on the last Sunday at 2 p.m.

My Story Belongs Youth Book Clubs

FAM Utah runs two youth book clubs on the third Sunday of each month at 1 and 2 p.m. *CURRENTLY ON HIATUS*

LGBTea + Read

The LGBTea + Read book club meets on the last Saturday of every month at Tea Zaanti, 1944 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT

Upcoming Events
  • Scream Queers December 2023
    Scream Queers December 2023
    Sat, Dec 16
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore
    Dec 16, 2023, 1:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Dec 16, 2023, 1:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    SLC's queerest book club is reading and discussing Jawbone by Monica Ojeda
  • Queer Romance Book Club December 2023
    Queer Romance Book Club December 2023
    Sun, Dec 17
    Under the Umbrella
    Dec 17, 2023, 1:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Dec 17, 2023, 1:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    A witty, glittering, heart-filled romcom with “all of the warm, queer, Jewish holiday vibes you could possibly want."
  • QEWBOO Book Club December
    QEWBOO Book Club December
    Sun, Dec 17
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore
    Dec 17, 2023, 2:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Dec 17, 2023, 2:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Join the Queer Explorers of Worlds Beyond Our Own Book Club! December's book is The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy
  • Graphic Novel Book Club December
    Graphic Novel Book Club December
    Tue, Dec 19
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore
    Dec 19, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Dec 19, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Join us for another graphic novel book club meeting! NOTE THE UPDATED DATE!
  • Disability Justice Book Club Dec 2023
    Disability Justice Book Club Dec 2023
    Wed, Dec 20
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore
    Dec 20, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Dec 20, 2023, 7:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Lessons from HIV/AIDS and disability justice
  • LGBTea + Read Book Club December
    LGBTea + Read Book Club December
    Sat, Dec 30
    Tea Zaanti
    Dec 30, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Tea Zaanti, 1944 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA
    Dec 30, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Tea Zaanti, 1944 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA
    Meet new queer friends and bone up on your queer nonfiction at Tea Zaanti!
  • Disability Justice Book Club Jan 2024
    Disability Justice Book Club Jan 2024
    Wed, Jan 17
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore
    Jan 17, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Jan 17, 2024, 6:30 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Lessons from HIV/AIDS and disability justice
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