Bookstore focusing on GLBT interests, located in Braun Court. When the previous owner announced her intention to go out of business, Martin Contreras and Keith Orr purchased the bookstore, eventually moving it to Braun Court next to their Aut Bar.
317 Braun CT, Ann Arbor, 48104 - (734) 663-0036
Common Language Bookstore website: http://glbtbooks.com/
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In the news
- Staying afloat; LGBT businesses: Can they - and should they - survive?, Between the Lines, August 2009
For Common Language, Orr believes that community support is exactly what saved the bookstore from certain death - and he's thankful for it. "So often you see the situation where a business closes and everyone says, "Oh, I wish I had known,'" he explains. "So we thought well, let's give people that opportunity ... to step forward. The response really has been great."