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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. 

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 6:30 p.m.

Queer Graphic Novel Book Club

The Queer Graphic Novel Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 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
  • Game Night: Thirsty Sword Lesbians
    Game Night: Thirsty Sword Lesbians
    Sun, May 19
    Salt Lake City
    May 19, 2024, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    May 19, 2024, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Learn to play this new queer TTRPG!
  • Queer Stitch Club
    Queer Stitch Club
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 21
    Under the Umbrella
    May 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    May 21, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Crafty Queers assemble! Bring your projects and your questions for another evening of camaraderie.
  • LGBTea + Read Book Club
    LGBTea + Read Book Club
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, May 25
    Salt Lake City
    May 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Salt Lake City, 1944 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA
    May 25, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Salt Lake City, 1944 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA
    Make friends, sip tea, enjoy a book!
  • Queer Romance Book Club
    Queer Romance Book Club
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, May 26
    Salt Lake City
    May 26, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    May 26, 2024, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Make friends and read a new romance novel every month!
  • Drag Storytime: The ABC's of Queer History
    Drag Storytime: The ABC's of Queer History
    Sun, May 26
    Salt Lake City
    May 26, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 116 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    May 26, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 116 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    A drag reading by local SLC performer Mik Jäger, followed by a conversation with the author, Dr. Seema Yasmin and Prof. Beth Clement
  • QEWBOO Book Club
    QEWBOO Book Club
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, May 26
    Salt Lake City
    May 26, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    May 26, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Make friends and read a new sci-fi/fantasy novel every month!
  • Queer Poetry Night
    Queer Poetry Night
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, May 26
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore
    May 26, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    May 26, 2024, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Open to all open mic!
  • Graphic Novel Book Club
    Graphic Novel Book Club
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, May 28
    Salt Lake City
    May 28, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    May 28, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Make friends and chat about a new graphic novel every month!
  • LGB(iz)TQ
    LGB(iz)TQ
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 29
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore
    May 29, 2024, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    May 29, 2024, 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    A monthly meet-up for queer small business owners!
  • Queer Speed Date Mixer
    Queer Speed Date Mixer
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, May 31
    Salt Lake City
    May 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    May 31, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Meet new friends, lovers or anyone in between!
  • Find Us At: Pride Show Side Show
    Find Us At: Pride Show Side Show
    Sun, Jun 02
    Salt Lake City
    Jun 02, 2024, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 370 S 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
    Jun 02, 2024, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 370 S 300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
    Find Under the Umbrella's booth! We will have exclusive Pride merch.
  • #TheDiverseBaseline Book Discussion
    #TheDiverseBaseline Book Discussion
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jun 02
    Umbrella Cafe
    Jun 02, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Umbrella Cafe, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Jun 02, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Umbrella Cafe, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    A casual get-together to discuss what you're reading for #TheDiverseBaseline Book Challenge!
  • TJ Alexander: Triple Sec
    TJ Alexander: Triple Sec
    Wed, Jun 05
    Salt Lake City
    Jun 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Jun 05, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Join us for a hybrid author event to celebrate new poly romance Triple Sec!
  • Find Us At: Pride Fest Market
    Find Us At: Pride Fest Market
    Sun, Jun 09
    Salt Lake City
    Jun 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 733 Genesee Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84104, USA
    Jun 09, 2024, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 733 Genesee Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84104, USA
    Find Under the Umbrella's booth! We will have exclusive Pride merch for sale.
  • Queer Youth Art Night
    Queer Youth Art Night
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jun 13
    Salt Lake City
    Jun 13, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Jun 13, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Free monthly craft night with local artist, Summer!
  • Third Saturday Supply Drive
    Third Saturday Supply Drive
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 15
    Salt Lake City
    Jun 15, 2024, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Donate life-saving items to the local houseless community
  • Queer Pop-up Market
    Queer Pop-up Market
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 15
    Under the Umbrella
    Jun 15, 2024, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Celebrate and shop small with our queer local vendors!
  • Scream Queers Horror Book Club
    Scream Queers Horror Book Club
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 15
    Salt Lake City
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Jun 15, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Make friends and read a new horror novel every month!
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