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Third House Books


400 NW 10th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601

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

Curated, Community-centered, Radical

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

“Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.”

Alice Walker

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

Third House was founded around the time of the 2016 election. The results were looking grim, and we knew folks would need a space to gather and be together. Third House is all about uplifting marginalized voices and dethroning the cis-het-male canon.

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

This is such a tough question. I always loved tigers as a kid, especially knowing their stripes are especially unique. Probably a tiger!

What makes your bookstore unique?

Third House is curated, and we give priority only to marginalized voices. We want titles by those who are pushing for a different and better world at the forefront.

What is something that no one knows about your bookstore?

My friend Kiren started the bookstore before we knew each other. I became involved a few months later. Turns out I (Heather) and the bookstore share almost the same birthday. Oct 28 is the bookstore, and Oct 29 is my birthday.

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