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The King’s English Bookshop

Rocky Mountains & Southwest, Utah

1511 South 1500 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Queer + Cherokee-owned bookstore in Utah

What are the 3 adjectives you would use to describe your bookstore?

Charming, Magical, Welcoming

Share a quote from a book or poem that bares your bookstore’s soul.

I love walking into a bookstore. It’s like all my friends are sitting on shelves, waving their pages at me.-Tahereh Mafi

Why was your bookstore founded/what role does it play in the community?

TKE opened September 10th, 1977, and has always been a space for the SLC community to gather, inspire one another, and exchange ideas.

Which champion/warrior/wildcat (real or mythological) does your bookstore channel most?

Cheshire Cat

What makes your bookstore unique?

The many small rooms join together to create our nearly maze-like space and a beautiful outdoor space to host gatherings including author events (weather permitting).

What is something that no one knows about your bookstore?

Agatha, our long-time bookstore cat, is in the urn near the front door.

Image description: A multi-textured blue background, including textures and words from book pages.