DON’T LET HIM KNOW, by SANDIP ROY In India, a culture with huge social pressures to marry, a gay man may be forced by family expectations to give up the love of his life. Sometimes his sacrifices and lies go undetected by the rest of the family. Sometimes not. In these twelve linked stories, we get to know the Mitra family from many sides and at many ages. Romola knows that her husband once loved… Seattle Gay and Lesbian Book Club for JulyRead More Seattle Gay and Lesbian Book Club for July
Game ON! It’s true. We are finally getting our game on in New and Used Books. Been a long time coming, believe me, and it’s finally here! Boardgames of every description, and more on the way. We’ve got the classics. Popular titles. Some we’ve been waiting for a long time. And some for which certain members of our staff have a special enthusiasm. So, check ’em out, and if you don’t see the game you… Game On!Read More Game On!
Check out the fabulous display of pride related YA and young reader titles upstairs this month in our Kids’ Books Section! The selection of GLBTQ titles has exploded in recent years, and our buyers have selected the ones they love best. Make sure you check in with the folks at the Kids Desk as they will be only too happy to make recommendations and to help you find the right title for just the right… Youth and PrideRead More Youth and Pride
The month of June brings a variety of Pride related displays, but maybe our favorite is the Big Gay Book Sale, back again with a collection of bargain and used books specifically curated for the occasion. This year’s selection includes a whole raft of classic and occasionally rare mass-market paperbacks. There’s also a lot of history on these tables. Some of us may be old enough to remember not only the time before this history… Bargain Gay Book SaleRead More Bargain Gay Book Sale
Our Book of the Month for June is the debut book from Yaa Gyasi, Homegoing: A Novel, just published by Alfred A. Knopf. “Homegoing is an inspiration.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for its monumental portrait of the forces that… Our Book of the Month!Read More Our Book of the Month!
In 1949, New York writer Helene Hanff wrote a letter to Messrs Marks and Co, a London bookseller specializing in rare and secondhand books, inquiring about several titles. From that one letter evolved nearly two decades of correspondence between the witty and acerbic Hanff and restrained bookseller Frank Doel. A record of cultural difference, literary love, and deep friendship first published as a memorial to Doel in 1970, their exchanges intermingle book requests and literary… Happy 100th Birthday Helene Hanff (author of 84, Charing Cross Road)Read More Happy 100th Birthday Helene Hanff (author of 84, Charing Cross Road)
The debut short story collection by Kirstin Valdez Quade, Night at the Fiestas paints a stunning portrait of individuals, families, and communities navigating love, loss, violence, and religion in Northern New Mexico. In its pages, Quade tells stories of family dynamics and children trying to make their own way in the world. She explores the complexities of race, class, religion, and relationships. And in her portrayal of diverse characters and relationships, she examines our ability… Kristin Valdez Quade introduces Night at the FiestasRead More Kristin Valdez Quade introduces Night at the Fiestas
Beyond just avoiding products tested on animals and not wearing fur, in today’s modern economy, more and more of the decisions we make—in business and in daily life—can make a difference in the fight against animal exploitation. In his new book, Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of the Humane Society, offers a fascinating look at the economic revolution going on as increasingly diverse fields of business are beginning to pay serious attention to animal welfare… Wayne Pacelle Introduces The Humane EconomyRead More Wayne Pacelle Introduces The Humane Economy