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We are more than a bookshop.
The Common Press is London's intersectional queer Bookshop café & Events space.

The Common Press is a lot of things to a lot of people. As London's first consciously queer intersectional bookshop, we provide a safer space for our LGBTQIA+ community to exist both during the day and at night in social settings. We are a radical and independent space that stands up for what we believe in and champions books by authors from a wide range of marginalized backgrounds. We host a diverse range of events every day, including dance classes, yoga sessions, book clubs, family-friendly events, book launches, workshops, and parties. There isn't an event we haven't hosted, and you can also live-stream an event with us.

Whether you're looking for the latest novels by your favorite gay, lesbian, queer, trans, and non-binary authors; seminal works of Black history; fourth-wave feminist theory; or that niche book on disability activism, we either have it or know how to get it fast. It's not just novels and theory—we also stock poetry, plays, graphic novels, and a great collection of books for children and young adults. And if, after all that browsing, you're feeling a bit tired, we make a pretty great coffee and cuppa as well.

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Upcoming Events!

Book of The Month

If you'd like to see our upcoming events in a calendar format, you can click here. We also post monthly summaries of upcoming events to our instagram!

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Sambac Beneath Unlikely Skies

by Heba Hayek

Tender yet brutal vignettes on a girlhood in Gaza, Palestine, filled with honey and warmth.

29/05/24

May

Wednesday

CROSS THE LINE: Simone Soltani in conver...

17:30

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19:30

30/05/24

May

Thursday

Escape From St. Hell: My Trans Life Leve...

17:30

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20:00

31/05/24

May

Friday

COMEDY NIGHT with Sophie Duker x Temi Wi...

18:30

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21:00

01/06/24

Jun

Saturday

Black Yogis with Anton & LoveTank

11:30

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13:00

02/06/24

Jun

Sunday

Poetry For The Many: In Conversation wit...

14:00

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15:00

02/06/24

Jun

Sunday

I Kissed A Girl - Finale Watch Party

17:30

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20:30

Interested in running an event with us?

We run a huge range of events across the site, including book launches, club nights, panel discussions, and private parties. We have multiple available spaces and both the staff and equipment to support your project - so get in touch!

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