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 2022

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

A New Title for Melissa's Story

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021The cover of Alex Gino's book George with the title George crossed out in black and replaced with the words Melissa's Story.

Alex Gino's debut novel was a hit from the start.  With four starred reviews and a number of honors including a Stonewall Award and a Lambda Literary Award, both critics and readers loved the story of Melissa, a middle grade girl who was then named George.  That book, of course, was George, which, since its release in 2015, has been a staple of LGBTQ+ reading lists, especially for young people.  But, as Gino has explained, this iconic book of support for the trans community is not without its flaws.

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2021 Lambda Literary Awards

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Lambda Literary Awards celebrates works that explore LGBT themes. Categories include Humor, Romance and Biography. The Lambda Literary Foundation states that its mission is "to celebrate LGBT literature and provide resources for writers, readers, booksellers, publishers, and librarians—the whole literary community." The awards were instituted in 1988.

See The Winners