Loudmouth Books

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Loudmouth Books is an independently owned and operated bookstore and community space! We host author events, children’s story hour, and more, all free and open to the public. Loudmouth is dedicated to channeling our energy and resources right back into community programming focused on increasing access to diverse literature for all Hoosiers.

We are a Black, queer, woman-owned Indianapolis-based independent bookstore dedicated to highlighting banned books and uplifting the work of marginalized authors. Loudmouth was founded by bestselling author and Indianapolis native, Leah Johnson in 2023 in response to ongoing book banning attacks that target BIPOC and queer books and authors. At Loudmouth, we’ll always loudly and proudly proclaim our passion for stories by, for, and about marginalized people.

Phone1 (317) 492-9446

Old Northside

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The Old Northside is a historic community known for its charming Victorian-era architecture, tree-lined streets, and rich cultural heritage. Located just north of Downtown Indianapolis and adjacent to Herron-Morton Place, Kennedy King, and Chatham-Arch, this neighborhood boasts a unique blend of grand historic homes, renovated apartments, and modern developments. The area is also home to several parks, including the scenic Shawn Grove Memorial Park, offering residents and visitors ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation. Additionally, the Old Northside is celebrated for its thriving arts and culture scene, with galleries, theaters, and cultural institutions like the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site contributing to its dynamic and diverse atmosphere. With its historic charm, architectural beauty, and vibrant community spirit, the Old Northside neighborhood continues to be a cherished and sought-after destination in the heart of Indianapolis.

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