About Us

The Bookish Type is a queer indie bookshop run by Nicola and Ray. We love having a good browse in alternative bookshops and our inspiration for The Bookish Type has come from lots of places we’ve visited over the years: Page One, Gay's the Word, Category is Books, Housmans, Portal and many more.

We’re based in Leeds and we’ve been running pop-up bookstalls at events for the past year. The bookshop is currently online only due to Covid-19 but soon we’ll be based in a bricks and mortar shop (location top secret until we’ve signed the lease!)

We sell a range of queer literature including novels, children’s books, YA, memoirs, non-fiction and graphic novels. And by ‘queer’ we mean the whole LGBTIQA+ spectrum.


We’re championing queer authors and books with queer themes and characters because we know the importance of seeing yourself represented. But not only that, a queer bookshop is a community bookshop and we want to bring people together, particularly different generations of bookish types.

Also, queer books are amazing! There are so many great writers and titles to choose from, so why wouldn’t you want to read a queer book?