Que(e)ry

In support of queer libraries/archives, the library/archive workers who run them, the creators who fill them, & the users who love them, since 2010.

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Fall 2020 Reads

November 17, 2020

Need some books for cozy nights at home? Gift ideas for the holiday season? Here are a few recent and forthcoming books that have caught our eyes. What's on your list? Send us your recommendations to add here, and see our list from the spring below, too. Look for these titles at your local libraries and independent bookstores!

Fiction:

  • You Exist Too Much / Zaina Arafat

  • King and the Dragonflies / Kacen Callender

  • Bestiary / K-Ming Chang

  • Butter Honey Pig Bread / Francesca Ekwuyasi

  • Everyone on the Moon is Essential Personnel : Stories / Julian K. Jarboe

  • The Prophets / Robert Jones, Jr. (available Jan. 5, 2021)

  • The Thirty Names of Night / Zeyn Joukhadar

  • Little Fish / Casey Plett

  • Let's Get Back to the Party / Zak Salih (available February 26, 2021)

  • Cemetery Boys / Aiden Thomas

  • Memorial / Brian Washington

  • Jonny Appleseed / Joshua Whitehead

  • The Tensorate series / Neon Yang (books 1-4)

Non-Fiction:

  • Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through : An Essay / T. Fleischmann

  • The Groom Will Keep His Name / Matt Ortile

  • Dirty River : A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home / Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

  • One Life : a memoir / Megan Rapinoe

  • The Best of Me / David Sedaris

  • Spellbound : A Graphic Memoir / Bishakh Som

  • Heaven / Emerson Whitney

  • XOXY : A Memoir / Kimberly M. Zieselman

Poetry:

  • Bareback Nightfall / Joshua Escobar

  • Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry / edited by Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme

  • Feed / Tommy Pico

  • Devil's Lake / Sarah M. Sala

  • We Want It All : An Anthology of Radical Trans Poetics / edited by Andrea Abi-Karam & Kay Gabriel


Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

Happy Juneteenth! We honor the historic and ongoing fight for Black Freedom.

Here are a few resources we'd like to highlight today:

We have added these resources to our own Black Lives Matter Library Resource List which we are continuously updating.


Happy Tenth Birthday, Que(e)ry!

June 18, 2020

Que(e)ry's first event took place 10 years ago today, on June 18, 2010, at Blackout Bar in Brooklyn. Sadly, the bar has since closed, but you can check out some pictures of the party on Flickr.

That party was a fundraiser for the Tom of Finland Foundation Archives, and the Lesbian Herstory Archives. Since then, we've raised over $20,000 for them and other queer libraries and archives!

While the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago was cancelled, we do look forward to celebrating with you in person whenever we can!


Update on COVID-19

March 15, 2020

We hope you're taking care of yourselves and each other during these difficult times! Check out Libraries Resists' Health and Pandemic Page containing information and resources for libraries' responding to COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus, and the latest information from the CDC and WHO.

If you're looking for something to read while staying home, check out our list of queer reads from last summer; and here are a few more recent or upcoming titles that caught our eyes:

Fiction:

Non-Fiction:

Poetry:

And check out the Stonewall Book Award winners of 2020, and the 2020 Rainbow Book List too.