Bookstore Tubby & Coo’s, owned by queer, reopens Saturday after two years | The latest | Gambit weekly

Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop has been through a lot in the past two years with the pandemic, moving locations and a broken pipe flooding the new building. But after working mostly online for the past two years, owner Candice Huber will open his new store on Saturday.

The new location of the queer-owned bookstore is at 432 N. Anthony St. – 10 blocks from their original building. The store focuses on science fiction, fantasy, and LGBTQ books.

“I’m so excited that our customers can finally come in person on a regular basis and say hello again,” Huber said in a press release.

The reopening coincides with Independent Bookstore Day, and to celebrate, Tubby & Coo’s will feature giveaways, exclusives and autographed titles such as Eric Nguyen’s “Things We Lost to the Water”, VE Schwabs “Gallant” and Emily St. John Mandel’s “Sea of ​​calm.”

They have also partnered with Blue Cypress Books, Baldwin & Co., Community Book Center, Garden District Book Shop, Octavia Books and Frenchmen Art & Books for an independent bookstore crawl. When customers pass all seven stores, they have a chance to win $175 in bookstore gift cards. There will also be a prize draw for those who visit a minimum of four stores.

Saturday 30 April the store is open from 10 am to 6 pm.

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