About Loyalty


We like books. We like you. And we’re ready to bring the best diverse books and events to our community. Loyalty was founded by Hannah Oliver Depp, a Black and Queer Bookseller who has spent her career working to diversify the book industry in order for it to better serve the powerful communities of color and queerness. In February of 2023, Christine Bollow came on as co-owner and business partner, bringing her vast events experience and perspective as a Queer, disabled, and biracial Filipina bookseller into the fabric of Loyalty. 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.

We are currently located in Petworth, DC at 843 Upshur St NW and in Silver Spring, MD at 923 Gist Ave (starting February 8th!). Check here for our FAQ and our most recent updates on our hours and operations. Masking is suggested but no longer required in store and staff will continue to mask and test regularly for the foreseeable future. 

Let us know what you want from your local independent bookstore and community space at info@loyaltybookstores.com or via social @loyaltybooks.