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Under the Umbrella:
a queer little bookstore

Under the Umbrella is a queer little bookstore on Ute, Goshute, Shoshone, and Paiute land (Salt Lake City, Utah), sharing and celebrating queer books written by queer authors and offering a safe, sober, and accessible space for 2SLGBTQIA+ people to gather.

Tuesday-Friday: noon-8 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

closed Mondays

511 W 200 S, Suite 120

Salt Lake City, UT 84101

801-922-0923

Masks Required
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Staff Picks

Under the Umbrella is on Ute, Goshute, Paiute, and Shoshone land. Acknowledging and honoring the traditional stewards of this land is important, but supporting the Indigenous communities whose lands have been stolen and colonized requires more than land acknowledgement. Each month, 5% of sales from Kaitlyn's "Staff Picks" will be donated to the Carry the Water Garden, an Indigenous healing garden in Salt Lake City. We encourage our white customers to support this and other Indigenous-led organizations here and around the so-called United States. Learn more about the traditional stewards of this land on our Land Acknowledgement page. 

Community Curated Shelf

In honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) on March 31st, Project Rainbow curated this shelf full of trans authors, many of them local! Head to Project Rainbow to purchase a trans flag for your yard this TDOV by March 16th! 5% of sales from the shelf will go to the Nuanua Collective.

Project Rainbow is a local, trans led non-profit that empowers and uplifts LGBTQ+ individuals throughout Utah by fostering visibility, promoting inclusivity, and providing crucial support through our Community Fund. Nuanua Collective is a community collective for LGBTQ+ Pacific Islanders & QTBIPOC. Nuanua means "Rainbow” in Sāmoan.

Donate a Copy

Help us donate copies of Ordinary Equality: The Fearless Women and Queer People Who Shaped the US Constitution and Equal Rights Amendment to local classrooms, libraries, and literacy programs.

Get 10% off the list price and a free print by Nicole LaRue with the code EQUALITY at checkout. 

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!
Events
Transit & Parking

There is free two-hour parking along 200 South and 500 West near the store. Parking enforcement regularly patrols the area, so please plan accordingly. There is a small, free visitor parking lot behind the store, accessible from 500 West. There are two accessible parking spots behind the store, as well. 

We are located just south of the Old GreekTown TRAX Station on the Blue Line (this is the very western edge of the free fare zone). We are also around the corner from the Salt Lake Central Station on 600 West.

There is a green bike station immediately east of our front doors and a public bike rack to the west of our front doors. 

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