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Under the Umbrella Bookstore

Under the Umbrella Bookstore

Under the Umbrella is meant to help bridge the gap between what Salt Lake City currently has and what the city needs by providing a safe, accessible, and inclusive space for everyone. ​Our event space includes a study room, gallery, and main store which holds a capacity of 80 people.

Beyond the books, the space includes resources for connecting with other queer community members. We have a little free library that people can donate to or take a book from, free gender-affirming items, space and resources to write a note of support to an incarcerated queer person, drag queen and drag king story hours, open mic nights, queer tarot readings, book clubs, and more.


Under the Umbrella Bookstore

511 W 200 S, Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101


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Accessibility Information

Masks are required in the store and air purifiers will be running throughout the event. The bookstore is wheelchair accessible (including the restroom) and closet to Trax, FrontRunner, bus, and GreenBike options. Free 2-hour street parking is available on our block and free all-day parking is available within a block of the store. Check the website for a detailed transit & parking map.


There is free two-hour parking along 200 South and 500 West near the store. Parking enforcement regularly patrols the area, so please plan accordingly. There is a small, free visitor parking lot behind the store, accessible from 500 West. There are two accessible parking spots behind the store, as well.

We are located just south of the Old GreekTown TRAX Station on the Blue Line (this is the very western edge of the free fare zone). We are also around the corner from the Salt Lake Central Station on 600 West.

There is a green bike station immediately east of our front doors and a public bike rack to the west of our front doors.


Tuesday-Friday: 12 – 8 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Monday: closed


This venue available for rent: Yes
Rental Contact Info:

Want to use our space? Send us an email at

Rental Price Range: Free, Under $500
Type of Rental Space: Indoor
Set Up Options: Classroom, Standing/Reception
Size ranges for the various set up options: Under 200
Approved Uses: Nonprofit Performing Arts, For-profit Performing Arts
Additional Rental Options:

We can accommodate chairs, tables and AV set up as well as streaming events.


Our Response to COVID-19:

Masks are required and air purifiers run throughout the space. Social distancing is encouraged.

Contact information