Book Review: “The Town of Babylon,” by Alejandro Varela

Babylon boasts all the hallmarks of suburbia: strip malls, single-family homes, and almost no sidewalks in sight. Andrés hates it. He grew up as one of the few low-income and non-white students in his Catholic high school, sneaking around with his classmate, Jeremy, to make out secretly in basements and the backseats of cars. Now,…

June New Releases

Celebrate Pride with new queer books! June 1 Releases June 2 Releases June 5 Releases June 6 Releases June 9 Releases June 13 Releases June 14 Releases June 15 Releases June 20 Releases June 21 Releases June 27 Releases June 30 Releases

Book Review: “Monstrilio,” by Gerardo Sámano Córdova

What do monsters have to do with queer books? From Frankenstein’s monster to Nosferatu to the most obscure of X-Files cryptids, monsters are threats to “normal” straight society. There’s definitely rich analysis to be had about the historical associations between queerness and monstrosity. But monster media is also so much fun. Any Jennifer’s Body devotee…

May New Releases

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May Theme Table: AAPI Heritage Month

This month we’re putting the spotlight on authors of Asian-American, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian heritage! Fiction Romance Young Adult Poetry Graphic Novels Biography and Memoir Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror

April New Releases

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GUEST POST: Nathan Tavares of A Fractured Infinity

Hey PAT @ Giovanni’s Room folks! My name is Nathan Tavares and I’m the author of A Fractured Infinity, which came out last year from Titan Books. It’s my pleasure to temporarily usher you into an alternate reality—or at the very least take the reins of the blog for this guest post, where I’ll talk…


Oh my god, it’s already April. Look, we gave you March to be messy: now you have to get it together. The next thing you know 2023 will be over. What did you do with your time? Here is this month’s table of books that will let you know how to figure things out, get…

March New Releases

Greetings, March! It’s a huge month for queer new releases, from gay scammers to the latest Angela Davis biography (as a comic!) to sapphic tales of deep sea creatures. Take advantage of the warmer weather and take a stroll down to shop these titles as they arrive in store, or order online to get your…