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Gay Men's Bookclub

This book club is primarily for gay men but anyone is welcome to attend! We meet on the third Wednesday of each month (excluding holiday weeks). Bring a friend and feel free to check out the group even if you haven't read the book! We vote on book selections about 1-3 months in advance.

Following our book discussion we usually go to dinner together, but this is optional.

Cost: The book club is free, but you may bring a small contribution towards the cost of the room reservation at Under the Umbrella.

COVID Precautions: It is a requirement for both the bookstore and the book club to wear a mask while in the store.

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2022 Book Schedule

January | Here There Be Gerblins by C McElroy et al.

March | We Contain Multitudes by Sarah Henstra

April | Gay Bar by Jeremy Atherton Lin

May | Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune

June | Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald

July | Aristotle and Dante Dive Into the Waters of the World by Benjamin Alire Saenz

August | The Last Sun by KD Edwards

September | The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin

October | Echo by Thomas Olde Heuvelt

November | Sacred Band by Joseph Carriker

December | Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski

2023 Book Schedule

January | Bloom by Kevin Panetta

February | Winter's Orbit by Everina Maxwell

Upcoming Events

  • 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!
  • MPOX & Meningitis Vaccine Clinic
    MPOX & Meningitis Vaccine Clinic
    Wed, May 29
    Salt Lake City
    May 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    May 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    We're partnering with immUTrust to offer free Mpox and meningitis vaccines! Get a $5 gift card when you get your vaccine!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Queer Romance Book Club
    Queer Romance Book Club
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jun 16
    Salt Lake City
    Jun 16, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Jun 16, 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 romance novel every month!
  • Queer Stitch Club
    Queer Stitch Club
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Jun 18
    Under the Umbrella
    Jun 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Jun 18, 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
    Wed, Jun 19
    Salt Lake City
    Jun 19, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 1944 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA
    Jun 19, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 1944 S 1100 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA
    Make friends, sip tea, enjoy a book!
  • Pandemic Political Education Book Club
    Pandemic Political Education Book Club
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Jun 19
    Salt Lake City
    Jun 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Jun 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Make friends and learn about queer health justice!
  • JR Yussuf: Dear Bi Men
    JR Yussuf: Dear Bi Men
    Fri, Jun 21
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore
    Jun 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Jun 21, 2024, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Under the Umbrella Bookstore, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Centering the Black, masc, bisexual experience! Join author JR Yussuf in conversation with Patrice Bryan of Disrupting Silence podcast
  • Wine Down Wednesday
    Wine Down Wednesday
    Wed, Jun 26
    Salt Lake City
    Jun 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Jun 26, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Join us for networking with SLC's LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce
  • Collective Humanity: Charity Book Launch
    Collective Humanity: Charity Book Launch
    Thu, Jun 27
    Salt Lake City
    Jun 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Jun 27, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Salt Lake City, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
    Collective Tales Publishing will be speaking with authors from their new anthology "Collective Humanity."
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