About Category Is Books

๐ŸŒˆCategory Is Books is a fiercely independent Queer Bookshop in the southside of Glasgow. ๐ŸŒˆ

Started by wife and wife team, Charlotte and Fi Duffy-Scott, we hope to create a space for the LGBTQIA+ community and our allies to learn about, be inspired by and share in our love of queer history, culture, writing and storytelling. 

As two dykes (she/her, they/them) that grew up under Section 28, it wasnโ€™t until later in life that we started to explore our own queer history and culture in more depth - discovering in the process an expansive world of books, magazines, comics, zines, films and art, created by or with the LGBTQIA+ community that give us nothing short of LIFE! โœจ ๐Ÿ“šโœจ

We were delighted to find a shop just round the corner from our home in Govanhill and spent a summer DIY-ing it up ourselves. The doors opened in September 2018. 

We stock new and second hand queer books, magazines, graphic novels, zines and (lots) of badges! If there is something you would like to order in specifically please give us a call.

For further information you can pop into the shop, read our FAQs, sign up for our newsletter, or follow us on Instagram and Twitter.