Collection: About Us

We are Grit City Books

where every page feels like home

Located in Tacoma, WA, Grit City Books is a small, LGBTQ+ owned bookstore with a big heart.

Independent bookselling in the heart of Tacoma

Welcome to Grit City Books, one of the Pacific Northwest's newest independent bookstores, proudly launching our online store in 2023. While our cozy, sun-filled 1,600-square-foot sanctuary in the heart of Tacoma is still under preparation, our digital shelves are open for you to explore.

Our online store offers an expertly curated selection of books, ranging from current bestsellers to eclectic titles across various genres and literary traditions. Alongside our books, you'll find a diverse range of gifts perfect for any occasion, including journals, calendars, greeting cards, games, and puzzles.

But we're more than just an online bookstore. Our virtual events, from author talks and community conversations to book clubs, are designed to foster dialogue and enrich our community. We're also committed to educational outreach and look forward to partnering with local schools for book fairs and other educational events once our physical store opens.

Our ownership team—Jeff, Kaitlin, and Kegan—along with our dedicated staff, are deeply committed to our Tacoma community. As LGBTQIA+ owners, we're passionate about fostering a diverse and inclusive environment united by the joy of reading and learning. We draw inspiration from the community around us and aim to give back by hosting impactful fundraising events for local causes that align with our values.

So browse freely and engage with a multitude of voices in our online space, cultivated with rigor, creativity, and intention. We invite you to be part of our community, where all are embraced and inspired, as we eagerly await the opening of our physical store.