Michael's Notes

Michael's Notes

Welcome to inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop. Our Boston bookstore is open for browsing Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We hope you'll stop by for a visit.

Greetings and Happy Pride!

Check out these book recommendations and gift ideas from our curated collection of LGBTQIA+ resources . . .

Authentic Selves celebrates Trans and Nonbinary people and their families in stunning photographs and their own words. Features a foreword by Jazz and Jeanette Jennings and interviews conducted by Peggy Gillespie.

In The Stonewall Generation, sexuality researcher Dr. Jane Fleishman shares the stories of fearless LGBTQIA+ elders who came of age around the time of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

Our brand new rainbow heart baseball cap is embroidered with Side With Love's beautiful rainbow heart on the front and sidewithlove.org on the back. 

This is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them, and Us is the first LGBTQIA+ anthology for middle-graders featuring stories for every letter of the acronym.

Now in paperback, Reclaiming Two-Spirits: Sexuality, Spiritual Renewal and Sovereignty in Native America, by Gregory Smithers, decolonizes the history of gender and sexuality in Indigenous North America.

Brian Broome's Punch Me Up to the Gods is a powerful memoir chronicling the author's story of growing up Black and Queer in middle-America.

And our Side With Love rainbow heart drawstring tote bag, made from 80% cotton and 20% recycled water bottles, is perfect for your next public witness event. Visit www.sidewithlove.org to learn about this essential UU program and how to volunteer.


Browse our full selection of books and merchandise by, for, and about our beloved LGBTQIA+ communities right here and throughout our entire online inventory. And remember -- proceeds from your purchases at inSpirit go to support the essential work of Skinner House Books, Beacon Press, and all other ministries and programs of the UUA.

Keep reading!

Michael Colyott, Bookstore Manager

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