Glitter Bug Books
Glitter Bug Books is Isla’s little side-venture. It’s a way to spread some love for queer books of all genres, eras, and age ranges while also supporting independent booksellers and raising money for LGBTQ charities.
All of the books in the Glitter Bug catalogue have been carefully hand-picked by Isla—some are ones she’s already read and thoroughly enjoyed, while others are still sitting on her never-ending to-read list. The catalogue features a broad range of books, from children’s picture books to 20th century pulp fiction and everything both in between and beyond! While the majority of the books in the catalogue centre around queer identities, there are also a number of beautiful stories that focus on the themes of diversity and acceptance in a broader sense.
A note on procurement and delivery:
As one of the goals of Glitter Bug Books is to support independent booksellers, Isla has made an effort to source the books in this catalogue via the eBay storefronts of a number of small retailers, some of which are solely online, and some of which have a brick and mortar base as well. The pre-owned books have been sourced from various specialty second-hand booksellers via eBay and Walmart.
There may be the odd occasion where a book needs to be sourced from a major retailer (such as Walmart or Amazon) due to issues with availability. Isla will make every effort to keep these occasions to a minimum.
A note on pre-loved books:
While Isla is not able to view the pre-loved books herself, she carefully reviews the product information for each book, as well as the customer reviews for the booksellers before adding it to the catalogue. All pre-loved books are in either "very good" or "good" condition. You can find more information about these quality standards on the Pre-Loved Favourites page.
5% from every Glitter Bug Books sale goes to support LGBTQ charities. Shoppers can decide where they'd like their donation to go from a selection of three incredible organisations: The Trevor Project, Outright International, GATE.
If there's a book you think would make a good addition to the current catalogue, feel free to make a recommendation via the store's contact page.