View Loyalty Bookstores Owner and Head Buyer, Hannah Oliver Depp below to hear about your local neighborhood intersectional, diverse bookstores. Hannah’s main reason for opening Loyalty Bookstores are for a community gathering space, where people can come see themselves in books. Loyalty wanted to showcase our community for their buying and staying power and the best way was to open up two bookstores and counting. Hannah strives to carefully curate each piece in the store to be a unique and an exciting one of a kind experience.
For your next unique, exciting, one of a kind experience come to the 2nd Pride in the Plaza Festival! That is located literally across the street from Loyalty’s Silver Spring Bookstore! Of course Loyalty will have great queer classics and new works of literature. They will also be focused on making sure people know about the pressure both locally and nationally, to get these books aways from children as oppose to in their hands, where they’re most needed and also, into adults who missed the chance to see themselves as children.
One way individual bookstores can have an impact on what gets published despite having a small share of the market is to communicate directly with publishers about the books brought into the store and the needs of the customers. Power is flipped on its head as far as who has power and who has a voice at an independent bookstore. Plus, there is a need for more and more diverse books to be published because there is still is a lack that still exists.