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David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music
LGBT musicians have shaped the development of music over the last century, with a sexually progressive soundtrack in the background of the gay community’s struggle for acceptance. With the advent of recording technology, LGBT messages were for the first time brought to the forefront of popular music. David Bowie Made Me Gay is the first book to cover the breadth of history of recorded music by and for the LGBT community and how those records influenced the evolution of the music we listen to today.
It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The Day After Christmas Sale!
On Tuesday, December 26th, join us as we celebrate the day after Christmas by having a 25% off everything in the store sale!
We Will Be Closed on Christmas Day
Subject to Change: Trans Poetry & Conversation
Subject to Change is an anthology celebrating the work of five poets who are unapologetically trans: Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Christopher Soto, beyza ozer, Cameron Awkward-Rich, and Kay Ulanday Barrett. Featuring poetry and interviews, this collection is a testament to the power of trans poets speaking to one another–about family, race, class, disability, religion, and the body. This anthology includes a range of trans experiences and poetics, expanding the possibilities of what it means to be both trans and a writer in the twenty-first century.
Book of the Week
Don't Call Us Dead: Poems
Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don’t Call Us Dead opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality–the dangers experienced in skin and body and blood–and a diagnosis of HIV positive. “Some of us are killed / in pieces,” Smith writes, “some of us all at once.” Don’t Call Us Dead is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America–“Dear White America”–where every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.
New Local Releases
Book of Saints & Holy Days - Jim Smith
Part picture book, part celebrity bio, part memoir of growing up gay and Catholic while obsessed with pop culture, My Super Gay Book of Saints & Holy Days is a celebration of the luminaries who have inspired author Jim Smith in his art and in his every day life. Amen to that!
PAT @ Giovanni's Room 2018 Calendar Catalog
The New Year is upon us, and everyone here at the store has been busy putting together a catalog of the very best LGBT calendars for 2018. Take some time to look at the titles we have collected!