Coming Events:
Queery: Bibliophilia Thur. Nov. 13, 9pm, Friends & Lovers, 641 Classon Ave.

ALA Midwinter Chicago Happy Hour TBA ALA Annual 2015 San Francisco TBA

 

Hey Bibliophiles! At long last, we’re back with another party, joining in on the weekly queer party at Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave. in Crown Heights, on Thursday, November 13, 9pm!
Veteran Que(e)ry DJs Shomi Noise and accident report are with us again, as is gogo dancer Fagary!
Suggested donations will benefit the lending library and National History Archive of the LGBT Center, NYC.
Stay tuned for more information, and RSVP on Facebook!
Cash Only; ATM in bar; 21+; gender neutral restrooms

Hey Bibliophiles! At long last, we’re back with another party, joining in on the weekly queer party at Friends and Lovers, 641 Classon Ave. in Crown Heights, on Thursday, November 13, 9pm!

Veteran Que(e)ry DJs Shomi Noise and accident report are with us again, as is gogo dancer Fagary!

Suggested donations will benefit the lending library and National History Archive of the LGBT Center, NYC.

Stay tuned for more information, and RSVP on Facebook!

Cash Only; ATM in bar; 21+; gender neutral restrooms

nprbooks:

Girl geeks — and really ALL geeks — should check out Laura Sydell’s piece from today’s Morning Edition, about Walter Isaacson’s new The Innovators and the forgotten female pioneers of computer programming (well, forgotten by SOME).

Isaacson begins his book with the story of Ada Lovelace, considered the mother of computer programming.

"Ada Lovelace is Lord Byron’s child, and her mother, Lady Byron, did not want her to turn out to be like her father, a romantic poet," says Isaacson. So Lady Byron "had her tutored almost exclusively in mathematics as if that were an antidote to being poetic."

She envisioned that “a computer can do anything that can be noted logically,” explains Isaacson. “Words, pictures and music, not just numbers. She understands how you take an instruction set and load it into the machine, and she even does an example, which is programming Bernoulli numbers, an incredibly complicated sequence of numbers.”

— Petra

fyqueerlatinxs:

Fuck Yeah Queer Latin@s in Books!

  1. Trauma Queen by Lovemme Corazón
  2. Chulito by Charles Rice-Gonzalez
  3. Down to the Bone by Maya Lazara Dole
  4. City of Night by John Rechy
  5. The Rain God by Arturo Islas
  6. The Dirty Girls Social Club by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
  7. The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poetica by Maya Chinchilla
  8. Their Dogs Came with Them by Helena Maria Viramontes
  9. Make Love to Rage by Morgan Robyn Collado

These Burlesque performers really got our “circulation” going at our ALA party! Thanks to Phoenix Bar and Lounge, karaoke hostess Shiela Del Monte, emcee Billey Bibliographic Control, and the folks at the Librarian Wardrobe photobooth for making this a great party! Your photobooth pics have been tweeted by magpielibrarian with hashtags  

Together, we raised $1,000 for the Burlesque Hall of Fame, and had a great time doing it! Meanwhile, the gears are already turning for another great party next year in San Francisco!

fuckyeahlesbianliterature:

[image description: 16 books mentioned at the link below, including The Shell House by Linda Newbery, Sugar Rush by Julie Burchill, Wildthorn by Jane Eagland, and Sisterland by Linda Newberry]

malindalo:

LGBTQ young adult novels published in the United Kingdom, as recommended by Erica Gillingham in An Introduction to LGBT Young Adult Fiction in the United Kingdom (malindalo.com)

LGBTQ Peer Review Journals - Harrington Park Press

Is This Just Fantasy?: LGBTQ+ Speculative Fiction

diversityinya:

Speculative fiction has remained a fairly white, cis-gendered, & straight world for a long time.  The fact that there seem to be more dragons and robots than LGBTQ+ characters in fantasy & sci-fi novels is shameful and disheartening, especially to the genres’ LGBTQ+ fans.  So in celebration of LGBT Pride Month, I set out to overview the current status of LGBTQ+ representation in young adult fantasy and science fiction.

A great list of YA SF/F books with LGBTQ characters from YALSA’s The Hub!

Attn: All Librarian-Zinesters, Zine Librarians, and Other Combinations of Librar* and Zine*

kellymce:

continuants:

kellymce:

If you’re going to ALA in Las Vegas, and you make a zine, please bring copies.

The best idea is to come by the Zine Pavilion on Friday night when the exhibitions open for the official Zine Swap! Bring a stack of your zines down to booth 1731, because we…

paperandparticles and continuants I’m pretty sure we can work something out for the ALAleftbehind crowd…stay tuned!

Congrats to the winners of the 2014 Lambda Literary Awards!

queerbookclub:

Read more at Lambda Literary’s website.

GAY GENERAL FICTION

  • Mundo Cruel: Stories, Luis Negron; translated by Suzanne Jill Levine, Seven Stories Press

LESBIAN GENERAL FICTION

  • Happiness, Like Water, Chinelo Okparanta, Mariner Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

LGBT DEBUT

  • Descendants…

Today’s our 4th birthday! We hope you’ll join us at our party in Vegas on Sunday the 29th!

Today’s our 4th birthday! We hope you’ll join us at our party in Vegas on Sunday the 29th!

housingworksbookstore:

coverspy:

Don’t forget, you book lovin’ fools, to sign up for Queer Ladies Literary Speed Dating at housingworksbookstore June 24th at 7pm. Register for the event here. Share this! Sign up! And we can’t wait to see you there, glasses or no glasses. 

Don’t miss out on one of our most popular events, literary speed dating!

housingworksbookstore:

coverspy:

Don’t forget, you book lovin’ fools, to sign up for Queer Ladies Literary Speed Dating at housingworksbookstore June 24th at 7pm. Register for the event here. Share this! Sign up! And we can’t wait to see you there, glasses or no glasses. 

Don’t miss out on one of our most popular events, literary speed dating!

Summer Reads

We’re always looking for queer summer reads to fill our totes and e-readers for the beach and our flight to ALA Vegas! Here are a few recent or forthcoming titles that caught our eyes:

Nevada by Imogen Binnie

More than This by Patrick Ness

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

The End of San Francisco by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Lavender Menace: Tales of Queer Villainy

Girls I’ve Run Away With by Rhiannon Argo

Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner

After This We Go Dark by Theresa Davis

Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

The Homoerotics of Orientalism by Joseph A. Boone

Have any other recommendations?

UPDATE: Thanks for these recommendations from our readers!

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

Sister Mischief by Laura Goode

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva

The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne

Black Girl Dangerous by Mia McKenzie