About Us

 Hey, 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.

There are enough books written by non-BIPoC and/or LGBTQIA+ authors who write stories and experiences on our behalf. This leads to assumptions and stereotypes of the community, all whilst profiting off it. This takes away space, money and experiences shared from the community who are writing about their own stories. Books written by BIPoC and queer authors are being banned and restricted from schools, bookshops, and even whole countries. Take a moment to think about how dangerous that is for the children, adults, and elders within our communities. There is a much needed space for representation, by the people who have experienced it first hand. We need to read more stories from these authors, educators, and activists. 

Therefore, we have done the researching for you. You just sit back, relax and read. We spend our days researching and ensuring that all the books we sell are written by the BIPoC and LGBTQIA+ community.

You can find our bookshelf as The Panda Noodle (Lausitzer Pl. 12, 10997 Berlin, Germany). Grab a meal there if you visit, you won't regret it!

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. :)