Who We Are
Andy and Elliot's Books is a start-up bookstore launching in Richmond, VA in January 2019. Our goal is to make queer books accessible and to create a community space for every person and identity. Right now our headquarters are in Fredericksburg, VA while in the startup phase.
Andy here. When I was a kid, I loved reading. I still do. But something happened when I was a teenager: I figured out I wasn't straight. Suddenly, books stopped being about me. Everyone else got a romance and a happy ending, and I wasn't even mentioned. When I grew up a bit, I realized I could fix that. Plenty of books have been written about people like me, they're just inaccessible and almost impossible to find. Andy and Elliot's Books is trying to fix that problem, to show kids like me that their story matters too.
Meet the Team
Andy and Elliot's is actually just Andy. I'm the sole proprietor, manager, CEO, janitor, and everything in between. But Elliot, being the namesake of the store, is also important, mostly because he's my fiance. He rules.
Founder, CEO, Owner, and Everything Else
This is not a picture of my face. I'm in here, but I can't find a good picture of my face. I'm really unphotogenic. It's okay.
I'm a college student with really weirdly big aspirations. Obviously, running a bookstore is one of them. Becoming president of the United States is another. And I mean, I've made it this far, right?
Andy Unger is currently finishing a Classics degree from the University of Mary Washington with a concentration in Classical Civilization. In his spare time, he writes really goofy bios in the about section of his bookstore website. He also reads a lot, works at his university writing center, and plays video games. He's weirdly into Dragon Age.
Love of My Life
Elliot Tucker is just a really cool dude. He's currently studying computer science in college. He'll write his own bio here when I remember to ask him to.
Want to Help Out?
We're still in the startup phase, meaning that we're ridiculously short on funds. Want to help out? Spread the word! A crowdfunding campaign is coming sometime this summer, and we'll need all the publicity we can get! Follow us on Facebook and then tell all of your friends about this frankly kickass bookstore.