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.
Fall 2020 ReadsNovember 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!
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 16, 2021)
Cemetery Boys / Aiden Thomas
Memorial / Bryan Washington
Jonny Appleseed / Joshua Whitehead
The Tensorate series / Neon Yang (books 1-4)
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
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
JuneteenthJune 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:
Juneteenth Book Fest, a series of videos released today, celebrating Black American stories and the people behind them. We're especially excited for the "Queer and Black, On and Off the Page" panel discussion, with authors Julian Winters, Claire Kann, Roya Marsh, Candice Iloh, and Ashley Woodfolk, and moderated by Leah Johnson.
Juneteenth Syllabus by Kenja McCray and Jasmin C. Howard
Crowdsourced Map of Black-Owned Bookstores by Subway Book Review
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.
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-19March 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:
This Town Sleeps / Dennis E. Staples
Confessions of the Fox / Jordy Rosenberg
Real Life / Brandon Taylor
America is Not the Heart / Elaine Castillo
Frankissstein / Jeanette Winterson
Fiebre Tropical / Juliana Delgado Lopera
I Know You Know Who I Am / Peter Kispert
Here For It / R. Eric Thomas
Something That May Shock and Discredit You / Daniel Mallory Ortberg
A Year Without a Name / Cyrus Grace Dunham
In the Dream House / Carmen Maria Machado