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Queer Book News: Two Pulitzer Prize Winners, Wow!

There is much excitement around this year’s Pulitzer Prize winners, two of which are gay authors! Andrew Sean Greer won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction with his novel Less.  A scintillating satire of the American abroad, a rumination on time and the human heart, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, by an author The New York Times has hailed…

Philly AIDS Thrift featured on KYW News!

KYW News just ran a story about our grant program, click here to read (and hear!) what they have to say! What’s that, you want to know more about a grant program? Head over to our sister store’s website to read more about it!  

Five New LGBTQ Graphic Novels

The Latest LGBTQ Graphic Novels and Memoirs You may be an expert in queer literature. You may have read everything from Sappho to James Baldwin. But how about trying something fresh from an up and coming genre? Over the past years, comics and graphic novels have become more mainstream, and more queer! So why not…

In Polar Bear News…

As our staff is abuzz with discussions of all things polar bear leading up to our International Polar Bear Day Sale this Tuesday 2/27, we are saddened to hear about the recent passing of beloved Colidlocks of the Philadelphia Zoo. The oldest bear in the country, Coldilocks passed on Thursday at the age of 37….

Just In! How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective

New in African American History and Feminism: In this collection of essays and interviews edited by activist-scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, founding members of the Combahee River Collective and contemporary activists reflect on the legacy of the Collective’s contributions to Black feminism and its impact on today’s struggles. A path-breaking group of radical black feminists, the Combahee River Collective…

Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith

Danez Smith’s Electric Power

Danez Smith’s Electric Power: Don’t Call Us Dead by Alison Cooper To experience the poems of Danez Smith is to witness electricity. I had the privilege of seeing Smith perform in 2015 at a small but packed art gallery in Minneapolis. The performance of their poems, the lyricism and urgency, sent the room into a…

Just In! Subject to Change: Trans Poetry & Conversation

Check out what’s new in our poetry section! Writes Ari Banias: “Subject to Change is the welcome sound of trans poets talking to one another – a book rich with conversations to keep listening for and being changed by. These poets unearth and articulate and embody and name and complicate and most importantly, they imagine,…

New in Children’s: Ahimsa by Supriya Kelkar

A new addition to our feminist selection for children! Can one girl make a difference in the destiny of a nation? Ahimsa – the poignant debut from Supriya Kelkar – shines a light on the Indian freedom movement. Says Uma Krishnaswami: “Here is a compelling character – impetuous, intelligent, and brimming with heart. At the same time,…