The gal-dem bookshop: an exclusive celebration of people of colour

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Created in honour of Michelle Obama’s upcoming memoir, our Bloomsbury pop-up only stocks women and non-binary people of colour – and will hopefully introduce you to some new authors

gal-dem’s upcoming pop-up bookshop, created in honour Michelle Obama’s new memoir, Becoming, will be the first of its kind. To our knowledge, there has never before been a bookshop which exclusively offers and celebrates books written by women and non-binary people of colour.

Although we are aiming to do something slightly different in terms of our specific racial and gender demographic, there is a rich tradition of black-owned and led bookshops in the UK. We have absolutely taken inspiration from our forebears, who also recognised the need for bookshops catering to and platforming minorities.

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