Books & Mortar

Books & Mortar

LGBTQ women-owned small business

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A bookshop fighting for books.
We are Grand Rapids's proudly progressive, consciously curated, and fiercely independent bookshop.

Community Support:
We are committed to nurturing and empowering our community. Through book clubs, author events, educational programs, and partnerships with local organizations, we strive to enrich the lives of all those we touch. Our dedication to community support extends beyond our walls, as we actively engage in initiatives that strengthen the social fabric of our neighborhood.

Diverse and Inclusive Readings:
We believe that books have the power to unite, educate, and inspire. Our shelves are filled with a diverse range of voices, perspectives, and narratives that reflect the beautiful tapestry of our world. We are dedicated to championing underrepresented voices, fostering empathy, and broadening horizons through literature. Every book we offer is a step towards a more inclusive and equitable society.

Advocacy Hub:
We stand as a steadfast advocate for justice, equality, and positive change. We actively engage in advocacy efforts related to literacy, education, and social justice issues. By using our platform to amplify important causes and champion authors and organizations that share our values, we aim to make a meaningful impact on the world beyond our bookstore's walls.

Safe Space for Critical Thought:
In an era when critical thought is often under siege, we are proud to be a sanctuary for intellectual exploration, open dialogue, and free expression. Our bookstore is a place where ideas are celebrated, questioned, and debated in an atmosphere of respect and civility. We strive to create an environment where all are welcome to engage in the profound and transformative power of books and ideas.