OCTOBER 2022 : THE SECOND ANNUAL MARGINS BOOKSELLING MONTH
Celebrating BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, & Neurodiverse Booksellers!
If you'd like to be part of Margins Bookselling Month and/or have your store in our map database, fill out this form:
Attend a Margins Bookselling Event
The Margins Bookstores Journal celebrates our community of #MarginsBookstores. Learn more about your favorite bookstores & keep your travel notes as you explore them.
Buy the journal through your favorite shop or via Bookshop.org.
A portion of the proceeds will directly support participating bookstores.
OCTOBER EVENTS SCHEDULE
October 5, 5 pm MST/7 pm EST
October 11, 4:30 pm MST/6:30 pm EST:
THE FAMILY IZQUIERDO: A reading and conversation with Rubén Degollado & Nneoma Amadi-obi! Hosted by our friend Duende District in partnership with The Word. RSVP HERE.
October 19, 5 pm MST/7 pm EST:
Bookseller Workshop: Novel Model Bookstores: A Blueprint for the Future of Independent Bookselling
A roundtable discussion with Kathy Burnett (Brain Lair Books), BrocheAroe Fabian (River Dog Book Co.) and Candice Huber (Tubby & Coo's)
Watch this space and follow our socials for more events to come!
#MarginsBookselling is a celebration of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, Disabled, and Neurodiverse booksellers and their communities. This is a community collaboration coordinated by The Word | A Storytelling Sanctuary.
A giant thank you to Bridget Watson-Payne, Natalie Butterfield, and the entire team at Chronicle Books for the incredible work that brought together the Margins Bookstores Journal.
A message from The Word:
The Word is based in the city of Denver on the homelands of the Ute, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe peoples in the area known as Colorado which was traditionally home to at least 48 contemporary indigenous communities, each of which has made innumerable contributions to our region. We recognize that the map in this work has taken its form through genocide, theft and forced removal. We acknowledge that these lands are unceded and continue to be indigenous lands. We recommend the following resources as a starting point for learning how we may each work to stop perpetuating systems of oppression and erasure:
Information about the Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Information about the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
Members of the 2021 Planning Committee have made donations to LANDBACK as we acknowledge and support this movement.
We invite you to donate as well here.
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
#MarginsBookselling celebrations would not be possible without our major sponsors:
A warm, deep thank you to our additional sponsors: