Hannah Oliver Depp, the Black and Queer founder of Loyalty Bookstores, started the company to bring more diverse voices to the industry and to provide a space that feels like home for marginalized people. And for those of us who seek refuge in paper and ink, there’s nothing more necessary.
We aim to be the Mid-Atlantic’s neighborhood spot for wonderful books and unique stationery, gifts, and programming. Our staff and our selection highlight the diverse voices and creatives that make our communities great. Our intersectional community is important to our staff, therefore those are the books you’ll find centered in our store, in our programming, and in our promotions. We work to create an inclusive, welcoming environment and provide books and goods for the home because, well, books are home. By creating a team of local vendors and community partners in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, MD that center Black, PoC, and Queer voices we create singular shopping and event experiences.