2023 Lambda Literary Awards

Monday, March 20, 2023.

Lammy Awards

Explore the best of LGBTQ+ literature with the 35th annual Lambda Literary Awards.

Bestowed in 25 different categories, the Lammys recognize recent LGBTQ+ reads from memoirs to poetry, fiction, kids' books, and more!

Explore all of this year's finalists:

The 2023 Lammys

Sapphic Literature

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Sapphic literature

It is wild to me how much LGBTQ+ literature has boomed over the last decade.  Where there once was the “token white gay best friend” character trope, there is now a vast array of diverse queer characters in science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, and in so many other places...

 Today, bookseller Carissa take us on a tour of LGBTQ+ literature, with a special emphasis on the L!  Get her take on the changing book scene — and some of her favorite sapphic book recs, from romance to science fiction.

Sapphic Literature

Race and Sexuality

Friday, July 8th, 2022.

Queer Black couple

Last month, our bookseller Peri has shared some great articles about human sexuality and the importance of LGBTQ+ education.  Now they're tackling race, sexuality, .

Explore the complex relationships between racism, feminism, and the fight for queer liberation — plus five of Peri's favorite books on intersectionality.

Race & Sexuality

Human Sexuality

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Couple at PrideLGBTQ+ Pride Month is a time of celebration, of protest, of community, and also of education—about identity, sexuality, intersectionality, and so much more

This month, our bookseller Periwinkle is delving into the field of human sexuality, a somewhat off-limit topic in our society (and the subject of Peri's current degree).  In a series of articles, they will guide people of all ages and sexual orientations through many complex (and often taboo) topics included under the umbrella of human sexuality.

First up, Periwinkle's top recommendations for covering the basics, including those you never learned about in school.

Peri's Introduction to Human Sexuality

Falling in Love With Love

Friday, April 15, 2022.

Flower heartLGBTQ+ romance is a rapidly growing subgenre.  According to a recent New York Times article, over the past five years, LGBTQ+ romance book sales have increased by a whopping 740%!  It’s clear that people are hungry for happy queer stories, so Leo is here to give the people what they want.

Check out some of Leo's favorite LGBTQ+ romance books (featuring both YA and Adult)—plus read abut how queer representation has changed Leo's relationship with the romance genre.

Fall In Love!

Trans Day of Visibility

Thursday, March 31, 2022.

Trans flag with book

March 31st is Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV), an international holiday that honors transgender people worldwide.  This is a day to celebrate trans resilience, share trans and LGBTQ+ stories, and commit to working towards trans justice and liberation.

Today we're sharing some of our favorite books from trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer authors, from nonfiction to short stories to kids books.

See the Collection