Queer Lit

Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Queer Lit
Queer Lit

Queer Lit, 39 Tib Street, Manchester, M41LX – Visit Now

Queer Lit love a good book. Yet, finding shops that have dedicated areas for Queer literature or knowing the places to look for excellent new Queer Authors can be hard. With a lack of shops stocking specifically queer writing and websites not bothering to create areas for it, Queer Lit have stepped up to fill that gap.

disarmingly charming children’s story books

As the award winning and longest running LGBTQIA+ bookshop in Manchester, Queer Lit Started with 700 books and dedication to making queer literature easy to access and discover. They now stock over 2,000 titles, among them hard hitting non fiction writing that tackles the grey areas of queer politics, through to disarmingly charming children’s story books that explore everything family can be in today’s world.

giving a platform to authors and thinkers who may not receive as much attention in mainstream bookshops

Having started as an online shop, you can now find them as a real life brick and mortar physical presence on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter. Their displays often reflect particular milestones in the LGBTQIA+ calendar, giving a platform to authors and thinkers who may not receive as much attention in mainstream bookshops.

Queer Lit are always looking for new writers who aren’t receiving the attention they deserve. If you know a title that they aren’t currently stocking but deserves to be on their shelves, then get in touch via the Queer Lit website.

Round the corner from Chapter 1 and UNITOM, so you can do a bookshop tour.

  • 39 Tib Street
  • Manchester
  • M41LX
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Opening Hours

  • Mon: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tue: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thu: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit