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From patriarchal, Christian missionary kid to queer witch bookseller. I celebrated my fourth year in business by expanding my witchcraft section to an entire room.Meg_Bookslinger updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 20 Posts
Meg_BookslingerMemberJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
From patriarchal, Christian missionary kid to queer witch bookseller. I celebrated my fourth year in business by expanding my witchcraft section to an entire room.
Meg_BookslingerGuestJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
I’m a Reddit noob but my veteran partner encouraged me to share my story here.
I came from a patriarchal, evangelical Christian background that didn’t encourage me to become anything more than a mother and a wife. I fell into the trap for many years and ended up in an abusive relationship with a partner who told me I wouldn’t amount to anything. In 2012 I escaped; look at me now, asshole.
I’m now in the fourth year of owning my own queer, witchy new & used bookstore that’s thriving with an enormously supportive community. Seriously. Our community has been everything.
When we first opened, I started with a witchcraft section that consisted of two subtle shelves labeled “if you weigh as much as a duck”. This small section grew into its own dedicated room in fall of 2022 due to popular demand. Apparently witchcraft is more than alive and well in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Huzzah!
The bookstore is my coming out story. As the community embraced the parts of me I was tentatively sharing, I became more and more bold. I’m now officially out and proud as a queer, witchy, neurodivergent, nerdy bookseller and I knew I was seen when a job-seeker emailed “Independent bookstore owner is gay and has a cat and is probably a witch? Hell yeah, I’d love to work here.”
DominantZeroGuestJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
You look happy, and if anything matters….
Congrats! On everything!
Blue-Opal-ArtGuestJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
Do you sell and ship online? Let me know if you’d like me to try making a free website.
Dispatcher12GuestJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
I spy Earth Magick.. Such a nice little book.
RachelBolanGuestJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
I spot the goblin king
activelyrestingGuestJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
I love it!
AlarmingConsequenceGuestJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
Love to check out your shop when I’m in Minnesota!
LusciouslyLiminalGuestJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
This place VIBES! Fantastic work on your establishment (and on yourself!)
MagoslichGuestJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
Your store looks really cool and fun! Former church boy turned trans lesbian apostate here sending you solidarity and congratulations in getting free!
Old_Bandicoot_1014GuestJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
As a Witch and someone who used to work in a bookshop I LOVE your store…
theearthwalkerGuestJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
Book lover here. Nothing, in this whole world, from September sunsets to wind in the high grass, is as beautiful to me than well-stocked bookshelves. But your smile in the second pic still steals the show. Hope life is as warm to you as your smile is to others.
FullMetalComedianGuestJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
My grandparents were missionaries, god the dogma is strong. Thank the spirits for truth in shared wisdom.
Complex-Pirate-4264GuestJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
This looks great! Congrats.
BasenjiBobGuestJanuary 30, 2023 at 3:52 am
You look so happy, and your store is super cute! Wish I lived nearby, I’d come and have a look!