Identity Book Stores

Note: This is not a complete list and we do not endorse or have any connection to these bookstores.

Glad Day Bookshop

“The World’s Oldest LGBTQ Bookstore”

African Bookstore

“We are pleased to provide books on the African world wide experience, and African American experience. Featuring your favorite African American authors.”

La Casa Azul Bookstore 

“La Casa Azul Bookstore has been featured in the the New York Daily News, Crain’s New York, The New York Times, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Publishers Weekly, El Diario la Prensa, Pie Derecho, American Latino TV, Fox News Latino, New York 1, Publishers Weekly, Telemundo, Cosmo for Latinas, Colorlines Magazine, CUNY TV and Univision.”

Latin American Books

“Books from and about Latin and Ibero-America”


Arkipelago Books

“Arkipelago Books has been a pillar to the community for 20 years and exists as the only distributor of speciality books outside of the Philippines. Additionally, the store’s collection of contemporary and historical Filipino American titles makes Arkipelago Books a leader in book distribution to libraries, educational institutions, as well as to the local and traveler alike interested in Filipino Literature, Culture, Social Sciences, Art, Poetry, History, and more.”


Kinokuniya Bookstore

“Our goal was to provide the Japanese community with books and magazines,
and introduce Japanese culture to the local community.

Today, we have 12 stores in the U.S.. We honor our initial goal
by offering a wide assortment of titles in Japanese and English in all our U.S. bookstores.”


The First Chapter

“Our mission at The First Chapter is to provide high quality new and used books while supporting individuals with disabilities in a unique way. A common barrier that the Co-Founders, John & Jim, encountered in their work providing support services for adults with disabilities was a lack of any meaningful or competitive employment. The First Chapter gives adults and teens with disabilities transferable work experience and vocational support services while giving them a place to contribute to their community in a positive way.”


Ahmadiyya Book Store 

“The Bookstore of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, USA”


Kazi Publications 

“Our store, based in the heart of Chicago, is a resource for Muslims and non-Muslim readers. Thousands of the most popular books on Islam can be found in our bricks and mortar bookstore as well as at our online bookstore”

Bluestockings Bookstore

“Bluestockings is a collectively owned and volunteer powered radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We carry thousands of titles on topics such as feminism, queer and gender studies, radical fiction, global capitalism, climate & environment, political theory, incarceration, race and black studies, radical education, plus many more! We also carry zines, journals, planners and other oddly hard-to-find good things.”


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