IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: I have never been to most of these bookshops. I got their names and addresses from various lists of either progressive, queer or feminist stores. In early 1999 I mailed them all copies of my catalog – the following list is only those stores which I did not receive my stuff back from marked “RETURN TO SENDER”. i would not assume any of them are still open, as such this list may be mainly of historical value 🙁

If planning a visit to any of these stores, you should google them first. Cuz like i said, this list is now over 15 years old…

(I maintain a list of radical spaces and bookstores in North America that is more reliable — last updated in June 2015 — though sadly also much smaller)


A Bookstore Named Desire 420 Appelrouth Lane Key West, FL USA

A Brother’s Touch 2327 Hennepin Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405

A Different Light Books 8853 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles (West Hollywood), CA 90069-4534 USA

A Different Light Bookstore 489 Castro Street San Francisco, CA USA 94114-2019

A Room of One’s Own 317 West Johnson Street Madison, WI 53703 USA

A Room of our Own 444 9th Street Brooklyn, NY USA

A Woman’s Place Bookstore #1 1400 Foothill Drive ÷ Suite 236 Salt Lake City, UT 84108 USA

A Woman’s Place Bookstore #3 1890 Bonanza Drive Park City, UT 84060 USA

A Woman’s Prerogative * 175 W. Nine Mile Rd. Ferndale, MI 48220

Above and Beyond 512 Cleveland Street Fort Meyers, FL 33919 USA

Above and Beyond 512 Cleveland St., Fort Meyers, FL 33919

A Different Drummer Bookstore* 1027A N. Pacific Coast Hwy. Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Affinity Books 2435 9th Street Saint Petersburg, FL USA

AlaskaWomen’sBookstore* 2440 E. Tudor Rd. #304 Anchorage, AK 99507

Amazon Bookstore 4755 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55407

An Uncommon Vision 1425 Greywall Lane Wynnewood, PA 19096

Antigone Books 411 North 4th Avenue Tucson, AZ 85705 USA

Aquarius Books Inc. * 306 S. Washington St. Bloomingdale, IN 47401

Arise Bookstore 2441 Lyndale Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN, 55405

At Sara’s Table – Coffeehouse and Bookstore 728 E. Superior St.

At Sara’s Table ÷ Coffeehouse and Bookstore 723 Lake Avenue South, Duluth, MN 55802 USA

A Different Light, 151 West 19th Street, New York, NY, 10011

Auntie Em’s  2232 Main Street Boise, Idaho 83702

Between the Pages 214 East Arenas Palm Springs CA

Beyond the Closet Bookstore 1501 Belmont Avenue Seattle, WA USA

Black Planet Books 718 S. Broadway, BALTIMORE, MD 21231

Bloodroot Restaurant and Bookstore 85 Ferris Street Bridgeport, CT 06605 USA

Body Language, 3291 West 115th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44111

Book Woman 916 West 12th Street Austin, TX 78703 USA

Brigit Books 3434 4th Street North #5 Saint Petersburg, FL 33704 USA

By the Light of the Moon 880 North Grand Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186 USA

Calamus Bookstore 92B South St. Boston, MA 02111 web:

Celebration! 108 West 43rd Street Austin, TX USA 78751-3701

Changing Times Bookstore 911 Village Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33409-1944

Charis – Books and More * 1189 Euclid Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307

Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice P.O. Box 3381 Charlottesville, VA 22903

Chosen Books 120 4th Street Detroit (Royal Oak), MI USA

City Lights Bookstore 261 Columbus Ave, Sand Fransisco, CA, 94133-4519

Come Again, 353 East 53rd Street, New York, NY, 10022

Common Language 317 Braun Court Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA email: website:


Concordia Community Solidarity Co-op Bookstore 2150 Bishop Montreal, Quebec H3G 2E9 email: web:

Crazy Ladies Bookstore  4039 Hamilton Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223 USA

Creative Visions 548 Hudson Street New York City, NY USA

Crone’s Harvest 761 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 USA

Crossraods Market 610 West Alabama Houston, TX USA

Crossroads Market 3930 Cedar Springs Dallas, TX USA

Daddy Kool 5900 US 41 South Sarasota, FL 34231

Does Your Father Know 548 CASTRO ST, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94114-2512

Does Your Mother Know 4079 18TH ST, San Francisco, CA, 94114-2535

Dog Eared Books 900 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA, 94110-2321

Dreams and Swords * 6503 Ferguson St. Indianapolis, IN 46220

Drop Me a Line…, 611 Congress Street, Portland, ME, 4101

Earth & Sky 6 Jefferson South East Grand Rapids, MI 49503 USA

Ellie’s Garden ÷ Women’s Books & More 2812 34th Street Lubbock, TX 79410 USA

Eve’s Garden, 119 W. 57th Street, Suite 420, New York, NY, 100192383

Faubourg Marigny Books 600 Frenchmen Street New Orleans, LA USA

First Amendment at Fillmore 220 E Fillmore St, Colorado Springs CO, 80907-6219

Five Sisters Books 2810 West Charleston ÷ Suite F54 Las Vegas, NV 89102 USA

Forbidden Fruit 512 Neches St, Austin, TX 78701-3710

Galerie Metamorphosis 352 West Bridge Street New Hope, PA USA

Gertrude & Alice’s 2 Front Street Collinsville, CT 06022 USA

Gertrude Stein Memorial Bookshop 1003 E. Carson Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Get Booked 4643 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV USA

Giovanni’s Room 345 South 12th Street Philadelphia, PA

Good Vibrations/Open Enterprises, 938 Howard Street, Suite 101, San Francisco, CA, 94103

Grand Opening, 318 Harvard St. Suite 32, Brookline, MA, 2146

Green Gables Bookstore 156 SouthWest Coast Street Newport, OR USA 97365-3926

Gypsy Moon Emporium 861 East 900 South Salt Lake City, UT 84105-1403 USA

Healing Words Bookstore 705 1520 – 4 Street SW Calgary, AB Canada T2R 1H5

Her Body Books #2 8721 Beverly Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048 USA

Her Story Bookstore 2 West Market Street Hallam, York County, PA 17406 USA

Herland Book-Cafe 902 Center Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060 USA

Herland Sister Resources Inc. 2312 North West 39th Oklahoma City, OK 73112 USA

Hibiscus Bookstore 635 Main Street Baton Rouge, LA USA

House of Our Own 3920 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA USA 19104-4113

In Other Words 3734 South East Hawthorne Boulevard Portland, OR 97214 USA

Iris Books 802 West University Ave. Gainesville, FL. 32601

ISIS 5701 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220-1415

It’s Your Pleasure ÷ Women’s Books & Gifts 3228 Glade Street Muskegon, MI 49444 USA

Jane Addams Book Shop 208 North Neil Street Champaign, IL 61820 USA

JJ’s Hemp Hollow Box 986, 250 Alexander St., Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4P1

Josephine’s Books 1176 Grant Street #2180 Indiana, PA 15701 USA

Lambda Passages Bookstore 7545 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL

Lambda Rising Norfolk 9229 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23503

Lambda Rising, 241 W. Chase Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201

Lambda Rising, 1625 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC, 20009-1013

Lammas Women’s Books & More * 1426 21st St. NW Washington, DC 20036

Lee’s Mardi Gras Boutique 400 W 14th Street New York, New York 10014

Left Hand Books and Records 1825 Pearl St Boulder, CO 80302-5518

Liberty Books 1014-B North Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX USA

Lioness Books 2224 J Street Sacramento, CA 95816 USA

Little Sister’s Book and Art Emporium 1221 Thurlow Street Vancouver, BC Canada V6E 1X4

Lobo 1424-C Westheimer Houston, TX USA

Lobo 3204 Guadalupe St # A, Austin, TX 78705-2329

Lodestar Books 2020 11th Avenue South Birmingham, AL 35205 USA

Lunaria * 90 King St. Northhampton, MA 01060

Malaprop’s Bookstore and Cafe 61 Haywood Street Asheville, NC USA

Mama Bears 6536 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 USA

Milk & Honey 137 North Main Street Sebastapol, CA 95472 USA

Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia St, San Fransisco, CA 94110-1739

Mother Kali’s Books  720 East 13th Avenue Eugene, OR 97214 USA

My Sisters’ Words 304 North McBride Street Syracuse, NY 13203 USA

New Horizons Books & Gifts, Inc. * 376 W. Boylston Worcester, MA 01606

New Realities 1026 Howard Lincoln, NE USA

New Words Bookstore, 186 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA, 2139

Now Voyager 357 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA 02657 USA

Now Voyager Bookstore 357 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA USA

Obelisk 24 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013-2529

Obelisk 1029 University Avenue San Diego (Hillcrest), CA USA 92103-3309

Orion at Twilight 2934B Colby Ave Everett WA 98201

Our World Too 11 South Vandeventer Saint Louis, MO 63108 USA

Out and Out Gifts 7818 Seminole Mall, Saint Petersburg FL,33733

Out and About Books 930 North Mills Orlando, FL USA

Out Of The Closet 555 Rossland E Oshawa, Ontario

Outwrite Books 931 Monroe Drive Atlanta, GA 30308

Panacea Books Ltd. 39 North Main Street Port Chester, NY 10573 USA

Pandora Book Peddlers 9 Waverly Place Madison, NJ 07940 USA

Pandora Books for Open Minds 226 West Lovell Street Kalamazoo, MI 49007 USA

Passion Flower, 4 Yosemite Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94611

Pauper’s Books 206 N. Main Bowling Green, OH 43402-2420

Pearls 224 Redondo Avenue Long Beach, CA 90803 USA

People Called Women 3153 West Central Avenue Toledo, OH 43606 USA

People Like Us 1115 West Belmont Avenue Chicago (Lakeview), IL 60657 60657

People Like Us 1115 West Belmont Ave, Chicago (Lakeview), IL 60657

Phoenix Rising Books 19 North Belmont Avenue Richmond, VA USA

Phoenix Rising East 808 Spotswood Avenue Norfolk, VA USA

Pink Pyramid 36A West Court Cincinnati, OH USA

Pride & Joy 20 Crafts Avenue Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

PRIDE Store 1307 East 38th Street TULSA, OK 74105

Quiet Corner Bookstore 803 East Mulberry Street Fort Collins, CO 80524 USA

Quimby’s Queer Store, 1328 N. Damen Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60622

Rainbow Bookstore 772 North High Street #103 Columbus, OH USA

Rainbow Bookstore Co-op 426 West Gilman Madison, WI USA

Rainbow Revolution Bookstore 122 5th Avenue South La Crosse, WI USA

Rainbows and Triangles 192 8th Ave, New York, NY, 10011-1614

Rainbows Ltd. 4321 University #400B Huntsville, AL 35816 USA

Reader’s Feast 529 Farmington Avenue Hartford, CT 06105 USA

Recovering Hearts Books and Gift Store 2 and 4 Standish Street Provincetown, MA 02657 USA

Red & Black Bookstore Collective 432-15th Avenue E Seattle, WA 98112 USA

Road Less Traveled 3017 West State Street Boise, ID USA

Sideshow Daves 9434-118 Ave., Edmonton, AB T5G 0N6

Silkwood Books 633 Monroe Avenue Rochester, NY 14607 USA

Silver Chord 10901 Lillian Highway Pensacola, FL 32506 USA

Sisterhood Bookstore 1351 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024-4940

Sisters’ and Brothers’ Bookstore 4011 Silver Avenue SouthEast Albuquerque, NM USA

Sisterspirit 175 Stockton Avenue San Jose, California, 95126

Sons and Daughters Bookstore and Coffeehouse 962 Cherry Street SouthEast Grand Rapids, MI USA

Southern Sisters * 411 Morris St. Durham, NC 27701

Spartacus Books 311 Hastings St W Vancouver, BC V6B 1H6

St. Elmo’s Music & Bookstore, 2214 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA, 15203

Sweet Violets 413 North Third Street Marquette, MI 49855 USA

Syracuse Peace Council 924 Burnet Ave Syracuse, New York 13203

The Book Garden – A Woman’s Store * 2625 E. 12th Ave. Denver, CO 80206

The Elliot Bay Book Company, 101 S. Main St., Seattle, WA, 98104

The Lavender Rose 574 Broadway Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3C 0N5 Canada

The Minnesota Women’s Press Bookstore Inc. 771 Raymond St. Paul, MN 55114 USA

The Noose, 261 West 19th Street, New York, NY, 10011

The Northern Woman’s Bookstore 65 South Court Street Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2X2

The Open Book Ltd., 910 21st Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814

The X 105 N. Welch Denton, TX 76201

Third Wave Feminist Booksellers 90 King Street Northampton, MA 01060 USA

Travellin’ Pages* 1174 East Ave. Chico, CA 95926

Triangle World 551 Portage Road Kalamzoo, MI USA

Twist & Trout 300 Walnut Ave North Ketchum, ID 83340

Two Sisters Bookstore* 605 Cambridge Ave. Menlo Park, CA 94025

Unique of Denver 2626 E 12th AVE, Denver, CO 80206-3208

Visions and Dreams 3143 West Maple (Maple Villa) Topeka, KS USA

White Rabbit Books 309 West Martin Street Raleigh, NC USA

White Rabbit Books 1833 Spring Garden Greensboro, NC USA

Whitetail Arms, Box 5055, Bonnyville, AB T9N 2G3

Woman’s Place Bookstore 1412 Centre Street South Calgary, AB Canada T2G 2E4

Women & Children First 5233 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640

Women in Print 3566 West 4th Avenue Vancouver, BC Canada V6R 1N8

Womencrafts Inc. 376 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA 02657 USA

Women’s Bookstop 333 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8P 1K1

Women’s Project Bookstore* 2224 Main Street Little Rock, AR 72206

Wonderworks 79-A Harbord Street Toronto, ON Canada M5S 1G4

Word Is Out 1731 15th Street Boulder, CO 80302 USA

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