Welcome to Common Language Bookstore

Final Closing Date for the Bricks and Mortar Common Language Bookstore

We are proud to have been stewards of Common Language Bookstore since 2003. It has been a privilege and honor to be a part of an important part of LGBT culture both locally and across the nation. There are only about 10 LGBT bookstores remaining in the U.S. and Canada. We have managed to be one of the survivors until now.

We originally planned a December 31st closing. We have been getting weekly reprieves. However, there are no more reprieves. This Sunday, February 10th will be the last day for the store.

The good news is that we will continue an online presence for at least the near future. Over the next weeks I will update the website for some of the newest LGBT books. After all, one of the many points of having an LGBT bookstore is to have curated selections.

In the meantime, we hope those of you in the area will be able to stop in for a final visit.


“My heart is moved by all I cannot save: so much has been destroyed I have to cast my lot with those who age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world.”


The Dream of a Common Language: Poems 1974-1977

Bloom Cover Image
By Kevin Panetta, Savanna Ganucheau (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626726413
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Second - January 29th, 2019

Puerto Rico Strong: A Comics Anthology Supporting Puerto Rico Disaster Cover Image
ISBN: 9781941302903
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Lion Forge - March 27th, 2018

The Secret Loves of Geeks Cover Image
ISBN: 9781506704739
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dark Horse Books - February 13th, 2018

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626926035
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seven Seas - June 6th, 2017

The End of Summer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781910395264
Availability: Backordered
Published: Avery Hill Publishing - February 15th, 2017