Frequently Asked Questions

What are your opening times?

We're temporarily closed for Lockdown but our usual opening times are: Tuesday to Saturday, 11am – 5pm.

Will you sell my book?

We like to support new writers as long as their work matches our brief of selling queer literature or books by LGBTIQA+ writers. Please complete this new book suppliers form for new book suppliers with as much detail as possible and we’ll get back to you within two weeks with a decision. Please make sure you send a sample chapter, links to any reviews and state your trade terms.

Will you sell my merchandise?

We are keen to support local queer artists but we only have limited room in the shop so we are mainly interested in stocking zines, prints and cards. Please fill in this new stock enquiry form with as much detail as possible about your merchandise and we’ll get back to you within two  weeks with a decision.

Can I order books for my book group?

Yes, of course. We may be able to offer a discount for your book group so talk to us in the shop about this or contact us by email.

Can I order books from you that you don’t have in stock?

Yes, as long as they are in print. Speak to us in the shop about what you’d like to order or drop us an email. We can order books that are not LGBTIQA+ related but we may ask for payment in advance (because it will be tricky for us to re-sell them if you decide you no longer want them).

Do you accept National Book Tokens?

We don't sell or accept National Book Tokens but we do have our own Bookish Type vouchers. You can buy a voucher just for online use or one that comes with a card and can be used online or in the shop.

How does the Pay It Forward scheme work?

Pay It Forward is a way of making queer books available to those who can't afford them. You can donate to the Pay It Forward scheme here.

If you can't afford a book but you would like one, then you can use the Pay It Forward scheme. Simply email us with your name, address and the book you would like as listed on our website and we'll send it out to you free of charge.

Do you buy second hand books or take donations of books?

We don’t buy second hand books but we do take donations of LGBTIQA+ themed books and books by queer authors. Please email us if you have books that you’d like to donate.

Are you currently hiring staff?

Sorry, we don’t have any vacancies at present so please don’t send in CVs or job enquiries.

Can I bring my dog into the shop?

Sorry, no. We are inside the Merrion Centre which doesn’t allow dogs apart from assistance dogs.