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Events at Category Is Books

Category Is Books is available to use after bookshop hours for members of the LGBTQIA+ community to run workshops, book launches, support groups, film screenings (etc).

You can view the full calendar of upcoming events and workshops here - or pick up one of our free monthly zines in the bookshop!

We run the event space on a pay-what-you-can basis (suggested £4-16/hour to cover staff time). If you would like to use the shop to run an event then please get in touch!

If you are looking to use the bookshop for an event that is not specifically by, or for the queer community, please respect that LGBTQIA+ events will always be given priority to use the space. We also prioritise open groups and events rather than private meet ups.

Please note that the bookshop is an alcohol-free space.

There is still not a working bathroom at the shop, so we advise that events should be kept to around 1 hour or less.

For more information on accessibility in the bookshop please see our FAQs.