Happy you're here!
Thanks for taking the time to learn about our independent bookshop in Berlin, The Gentle Bookshop.
Here, you will find a curated selection of books written by BIPoC and LGBTQIA+ authors.
We created this bookshop because of authors who are not part of the BIPoC or LGBTQIA+ community who write stories and experiences on their behalf. This leads to assumptions and stereotypes of the community, all while profiting off it. This takes away space and money from the community who are writing about their own stories. Books written by authors of color and queer authors are being banned and restricted from schools, bookshops, and even whole countries.
Therefore, we have done the tedious work for you. We spend our days researching and ensuring that all the books we sell are written by the BIPoC and LGBTQIA+ community.
The Gentle Bookshop was founded by a queer PoC from Tokyo, Japan.
Thank you for supporting our small business. We hope you find a book you love. :)