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The Online Queer Bookstore Our Community’s Been Asking For

The Online Queer Bookstore Our Community’s Been Asking For

Queer Lit is a new and exciting LGBTQ+ Bookstore who’s finally given the community somewhere online to discover over 1000 Queer titles. If you want to learn more about Queer Literature, you won’t have much luck heading into your local high street. Even the “Largest Book Shop in The North” doesn’t offer you a “safe place” to find out about LGBTQ+ books.

More than just a book shop.

Queer Lit offers over 1000 LGBTQ+ titles. Including 175 titles discussing Coming Out, 102 on Trans & Non-binary, Romance, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Autobiographies, LGBTQ+ History and much more. However, this is not just a bookstore. Queer Lit has created a community space where real readers and bloggers can discuss and review the latest books, listen to Queer podcasts, discover hot topics, engage with Queer authors, and up and coming aspiring writers.  We’re even helping LGBTQ+ book bloggers create even more exciting content with pre-launch books and arranging interviews with authors.

Matthew Cornford - Managing Director.

Matthew has over 15 years of retail management and operations with some very big brands, he’s got the experience, passion and vision to make Queer Lit something really special.

“Like many people I love a good book and wanted to discover more Queer Literature. After heading into a store in Manchester describing itself as “the biggest book shop in the north” I was shocked to be told “We don’t have an LGBTQ+ section. You’ll need to go home and search the internet for gay books then come and find it in its relevant category”. This just wouldn’t do… and the idea for Queer Lit was born.

I didn’t want to just create an online bookstore. I wanted to create an immersive experience with everything Queer Lit. Even living in Manchester which has a vibrant gay community sadly there are still people who feel they cannot be open about who they are, or some are still on that journey of discovery, so I wanted to create a welcoming space where people can not only read about issues and characters that reflect their lives and experiences, but discuss it, and be inspired”.

Now it’s your turn to discover Queer Lit and the magnificent rage of LGBTQ+ titles waiting to be explored.

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Published: 8-Dec-2020

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