Sapphic Sweets & Reads is a queer-oriented bookshop in Wichita, KS, owned and operated by a married trans lesbian couple.Our aim is to stock books that are difficult to find on big-store shelves; namely literature written by queer authors, and eventually expand this business into a physical location to provide a space to relax and hang out.
Our goal is to provide a sorely needed niche in Wichita's bookstores: a physical vendor of queer-focused works, especially those of authors that are often ignored or go uncarried by mainstream bookstores due to lack of reach or smaller audiences. We seek to promote queer authors and often work with smaller and independent publishers to get physical copies of uncommon works that wouldn't normally grace bookshelves.Our future goals are to expand this store to a brick-and-mortar location at Wichita's riverside area, and through that, provide a location for customers to come by, hang out, and find books that call to their inner selves.
Lilith [it/she] & Alex Tackett [she/it] are a trans lesbian couple living in Wichita with their six-year-old son.
Alex was born-and-raised in Wichita, while Lilith is Tennessean by birth but also spent significant portions of her life in South Carolina & Texas.
Disheartened with the relative lack of queer hangout spaces in town other than the night scene and with a combined love of both reading and writing, they want to fill a niche that feels sorely in need of filling in Wichita.
Sapphic Sweets and Reads ICT also provides book publishing, formatting, and editing services. We are currently working with independent queer authors to help bring their creative works to the printed and digital page, and would love to hear from anyone who fits that label and has a story they think we'd be interested in helping to tell.
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