The Bookish Type

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This independent bookshop in Leeds specialises in literature across the LGBTIQA+ spectrum. From novels to children’s books, YA to memoirs, non-fiction to graphic novels, there’s a whole range of specialist queer literature to be found here.

The Bookish Type champions queer authors and books with queer themes and characters because they know the importance of seeing yourself represented.

The unique bookshop is a community hub and the team wants to bring people together, particularly different generations of bookish types. Keep an eye out for events including live readings and workshops such as zine making.

There are also irregular Second Hand Sundays – if you have any LGBTQ+ books to donate, please drop off at the bookshop any time it’s open. The next sale takes place on 5 November 2023 from 12-4pm, when there will be lots of pre-loved queer books at low prices – all profits raised are donated to a grassroots queer organisation.

Note the new opening times! And note the new address!

77a Great George StreetLeedsLS1 3BR View map
Telephone: 07947 460692 Visit Now

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday10:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday12:00pm - 4:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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