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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:

Find a bookstore using our interactive map!

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Explore the Margins Bookstores Journal

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Attend a Margins Bookselling Event

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Get your Margins Bookstores Gear
Your purchases support the Margins Bookstores!

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Learn more about #MarginsBookselling

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Read the 2021 Margins Bookstores Choice Award Winners & Nominees

 
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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. 

THE MARGINS BOOKSTORES JOURNAL

Illustrated by Kah Yangni
Chronicle Books

 

OCTOBER EVENTS SCHEDULE

October 5, 5 pm MST/7 pm EST

Bookseller Workshop: The Future of Bookselling
A roundtable discussion with Jeff Deutsch (Seminary Co-op Bookstores), Andy Hunter (Bookshop.org) and Angela Maria Spring (Duende District)

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



STAY TUNED:
Watch this space and follow our socials for more events to come!


 

MARGINS BOOKSTORES GEAR

Support the #MarginsBookstores every day with
these t-shirts, tote bags, and coffee mugs. 

All purchases will directly support the participating bookstores.

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ABOUT #MARGINSBOOKSELLING

#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.

We thank Angela Maria Spring, Owner of Duende District Bookstore, and Kathy Burnette, Founder of Brain Lair Books for their efforts on the 2021 Margins Bookstores Planning Committee. 

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

 

National Congress of American Indians

Native Land Digital

The Native Governance Center

LANDBACK Movement

 

Find contemporary and historical native children’s books bibliographies

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:

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A warm, deep thank you to our additional sponsors:

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THE 2021 MARGINS BOOKSELLING
CHOICE AWARDS


In 2021 the #MarginsBookselling collective, nominated and selected these awards to recognize outstanding literary works that represent the multitudes in our communities. We are excited to resume recognizing outstanding literary works with an award in 2023.

THE JOY AWARD

We celebrate what is pure and vibrant: this award is for a read
that showcases and spreads joy in our communities.

Our 2021 Winner:
Kink: Stories, Edited by Garth Greenwell & R O Kwon

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Our 2021 Finalists:

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Laxmi's Mooch by Shelly Anand, Illustrated by Nabi H. Ali

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Chance to Fly by Ali Stroker

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The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons

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One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

THE HEALER AWARD

We celebrate works that provide a needed balm: this award is for a read
that helped repair a raw space.

Supported by BINC

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Our 2021 Winner:
Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner

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Our 2021 Finalists:

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We Move Together by Kelly Fritsch & Anne McGuire, Illustrated by Eduardo Trejos

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When We Make It by Elisabet Velasquez

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Poet Warrior: A Memoir by Joy Harjo

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Black Girl, Call Home by Jasmine Mans

THE ACTIVATING READ AWARD

We celebrate what moves us toward action: this award is for a read
that moved us to live change.

Our 2021 Winner:
We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice by Mariame Kaba

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Our 2021 Finalists:

 
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The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together by Heather McGhee 

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On Juneteenth by Annette Gordon-Reed

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Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom Song by Marlon Peterson

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The Kissing Bug: A True Story of a Family, an Insect, and a Nation's Neglect of a Deadly Disease by Daisy Hernández