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The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister By Anne Lister Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781844087198
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Published: Little, Brown UK - June 19th, 2012

Follow in the footsteps of independent land owner, traveler, scientist, and lesbian Anne Lister.  In her own words (and secret code) her diary tells us the story of a woman who was unafraid of her sexuality and the sexism of her time! (She married a woman in 1834!)


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My Autobiography of Carson McCullers: A Memoir By Jenn Shapland Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781947793286
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Published: Tin House Books - February 4th, 2020

Winner of the Publishing Triangle Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction, Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award, and a Lambda Literary Award

Finalist for the National Book Award

Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction


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The Lesbiana's Guide to Catholic School By Sonora Reyes Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063060234
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 17th, 2022

National Book Award Finalist * William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist * Goodreads Finalist for Best Teen Book of the Year * Walter Honor Award Winner * Pura Belpré Honor Book * Lambda Literary Award Winner for LGBTQ+ Young Adult


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Three Guineas: The Virginia Woolf Library Authorized Edition By Virginia Woolf, Mark Hussey, Jane Marcus (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Virginia Woolf, Mark Hussey, Jane Marcus (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780156901772
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Published: Mariner Books Classics -

Watch as Woolf responds to a letter and proceeds to attack the patriarchy, nazism, fascism, and pro-war ideologies in the name of bringing awareness to the quality of life of women in the 1930s.  Required reading!

 


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The Cartographers: A Novel By Peng Shepherd Cover Image
$27.99
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ISBN: 9780062910691
Published: William Morrow - March 15th, 2022

USA TODAY AND LA TIMES BESTSELLER

Finalist for the LA Times Book Prize!

The Cartographers is one of those brilliant books you have to read twice.” — Washington Post


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50 Things Kate Bush Taught Me about the Multiverse By Karyna McGlynn Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781946448941
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Published: Sarabande Books - April 26th, 2022

"These are poems with teeth and tenderness and so much knowledge. You'd overlook their sharp, glinting beauty at your peril."
--Kathryn Nuernberger, author of The Witch of Eye and RUE



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We Both Laughed in Pleasure: The Selected Diaries of Lou Sullivan By Lou Sullivan, Ellis Martin (Editor), Zach Ozma (Editor) Cover Image
By Lou Sullivan, Ellis Martin (Editor), Zach Ozma (Editor)
$21.95
ISBN: 9781643620176
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Published: Nightboat Books - September 24th, 2019

It felt like a true honor to be able to read Lou's diaries.  I felt as though Lou became a friend, one that I learned so much from and rooted for until the end.  A truly beautiful and inspiring first hand story of a trans man who changed the world.


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This Is Not a Book About Benedict Cumberbatch: The Joy of Loving Something--Anything--Like Your Life Depends On It By Tabitha Carvan Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780593421918
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 31st, 2022

Why We Can’t Sleep meets Furiously Happy in this hilarious, heartfelt memoir about one woman’s midlife obsession with Benedict Cumberbatch, and the liberating power of reclaiming our passions as we age, whatever they may be. 


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Lightfall: The Girl & the Galdurian By Tim Probert, Tim Probert (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Tim Probert, Tim Probert (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062990464
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Published: HarperAlley - September 1st, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Kazu Kibuishi says of Lightfall: “Beautifully drawn. Tim Probert has created a world readers will want to visit.”


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Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead: A Novel By Emily Austin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982167363
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Published: Washington Square Press - June 28th, 2022

This is a funny book for everyone and a hilarious book for anyone who grew up Catholic.  Austin’s main character, Gilda, is so relatable as she navigates this new, strange world that she doesn’t fit in, just so that she can afford to live.  I laughed my way through it!  Highly recommend!

 


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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver By Mary Oliver Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399563263
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Published: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2020

This is a great first book of Oliver’s to start with because it is a wonderfully selected collection.  This book made me fall immediately in love with her poetry.  Nature, passion, beauty, solitude, amazing!

 


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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel By Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781501161933
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Published: Atria Books - May 29th, 2018

Everything I've ever wanted in a queer love story!  Heartbreakingly beautiful, glamorous movie stars who will do anything to get what they want, and characters you will get attached to immediately.  Left me in shock and awe.


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Woman World By Aminder Dhaliwal Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770463356
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 11th, 2018

Hilarious post-apocalyptic world where men go extinct.  The younger generation stumbles through woman world wondering what history was like when men still existed.

 


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Orlando, A Biography: The Virginia Woolf Library Authorized Edition By Virginia Woolf Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780156701600
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Published: Mariner Books Classics - October 24th, 1973

Imagine Virginia Woolf writing a sapphic love poem for you and using you as inspo for the main character!  This is exactly what happened to Vita Sackville-West.  Woolf’s main character Orlando moves through different centuries and genders in this amazing piece.

 


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Duino Elegies & The Sonnets to Orpheus: A Dual-Language Edition (Vintage International) By Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Mitchell (Translated by) Cover Image
By Rainer Maria Rilke, Stephen Mitchell (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307473738
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Published: Vintage - October 6th, 2009

Wow- absolutely blown away by these ethereal masterpieces.  From the beginning, I was drawn to the absolute beauty of Rilke and how his work flows so easily and breathtakingly.


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My Government Means to Kill Me: A Novel By Rasheed Newson Cover Image
$27.99
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ISBN: 9781250833525
Published: Flatiron Books - August 23rd, 2022

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK · A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITOR'S CHOICE · 2022 LAMBDA LITERARY PRIZE FOR GAY FICTION FINALIST


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The Way She Blooms By Melpomeni Chatzipanagiotou (Illustrator), Alyssa Robinson (Illustrator), Grace Gegenheimer Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780578684291
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Published: Grace Gegenheimer - July 24th, 2020

If you want to know what magic feels like when you let yourself become a part of the wonders of the world around you, this gorgeous poetry is for you!  Grace focuses on the process of personal growth through a loving and accepting lens (Plus, Grace is a good friend of mine!)

 


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Marshmallow & Jordan By Alina Chau Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781250300614
Published: First Second - October 26th, 2021

Definitely cried at the beauty and surprise ending of this ADORABLE book.  The illustrations (especially Marshmallow) made me absolutely melt.  Adorable read for any age.

 


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L'Origine: The Secret Life of the World's Most Erotic Masterpiece By Lilianne Milgrom Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781954854147
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Published: Girl Friday Books - October 12th, 2021

A fascinating semi-fictional account of the odyssey of the L’Origine Du Monde painting.  The author’s inspiration comes from her stint as a copyist at the Musee D’Orsay.  Follow this erotic masterpiece and the iront of it’s fate that was almost always in the hands of men.

 


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Last Night at the Telegraph Club By Malinda Lo Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525555278
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - December 28th, 2021

An amazing coming of age story in the queer San Francisco scene.  Lily falls in love with Kath, a fellow student and they risk the Red Scare and deportation to be together in the Telegraph Club.  Asian representation + women in STEM!

 


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The PowerBook (Vintage International) By Jeanette Winterson Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780375725050
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Published: Vintage - October 9th, 2001

Adding to an already astounding body of work that explores the nature of love and desire, Jeanette Winterson (Sexing the Cherry, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, The Passion) presents a stunning novel that probes the boundaries of the Internet.


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Flung Out of Space: Inspired by the Indecent Adventures of Patricia Highsmith By Grace Ellis, Hannah Templer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Grace Ellis, Hannah Templer (Illustrator)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781419744334
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Published: Abrams ComicArts - Surely - April 19th, 2022

Flung Out of Space isa fictionalized graphic novel account of infamous author Patricia Highsmith caught up in the longing and obsession that would inspire her groundbreaking work of queer fiction, The Price of Salt.
 
A New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of the Year
A New York Times Book Review Editors’


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Endpapers: A Novel By Jennifer Savran Kelly Cover Image
$27.00
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9781643751849
Published: Algonquin Books - February 7th, 2023

A queer book conservator finds a mysterious old love letter, setting off a search for the author who wrote it and for a meaningful life beyond the binary in early-2000s New York City.

It's 2003,and artist Dawn Levit is stuck.


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Music from Another World By Robin Talley Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781335146779
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Published: Inkyard Press - March 31st, 2020

A master of award-winning queer historical fiction, New York Times bestselling author Robin Talley brings to life an emotionally captivating story about the lives of two teen girls living in an age when just being yourself was an incredible act of bravery.


Scorched Grace: A Sister Holiday Mystery By Margot Douaihy Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781638930242
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Published: Zando - Gillian Flynn Books - February 21st, 2023

A USA TODAY Bestseller - A New York Times, Apple Books, and The Guardian Best Crime Novel of the Year - An Indie Next Pick - Winner of the Pinckley Prize for Crime Fiction - A Finalist for the ITW Thrillerfest, New England Book, and Left Coast Crime "Lefty" Awards