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Local Author Pens Debut Novel About Post-Graduation Blues

Moorestown native Jenni Fink’s debut novel, Sentenced to Life, reaches out to the millennial generation and assures us we’re doing just fine. “I tried to think […]

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Philadelphia Abuzz in Anticipation of Harper Lee’s Watchman

Philadelphians in the literary world and beyond have been anticipating this day for one huge reason, and it has nothing to do with France’s Bastille Day […]

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Aziz Ansari Coming to Philly on Modern Romance Book Tour

Standup comedian and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari just announced his 10-city tour in promotion of his new book, Modern Romance. One of those stops—the […]

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5 Awesome Books for This Summer’s Gay Beach Romps

Staff members at Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room share their favorite new books available at our iconic LGBT bookstore. Today, Assistant Manager Becky Hanno gives us her […]

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5 Works of Queer Poetry for National Poetry Month

Staff members at Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room share their favorite new reads available at our iconic LGBT bookstore. Today, Manager—and published poet—Alan Chelak gives us a […]

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INTERVIEW: Michael Callahan On Searching for Grace Kelly

Tomorrow night, author (and, full disclosure, former Philadelphia magazine executive editor) Michael Callahan will visit Barnes and Noble to read from his recently published first […]

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Throwback Thursday: William Way’s Fantastic Collection of Gay Pulp Fiction Novels

Every week William Way Executive Director Chris Bartlett and I meet for a rummage through the LGBT community center’s John J. Wilcox Jr. Archives, a veritable treasure […]

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Just Whom Is Bruce Springsteen Trying to Impress?

I had the unusual experience this week of feeling sorry for a very chic, very thin Frenchwoman. That would be Fleur Pellerin, France’s minister of […]

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Philly-Based Poet Shares Struggle of Being Queer in the Middle East in New Book

Nalla, an author currently based in Philadelphia, is revealing her experience being queer in the Middle East in a new book. “Faces,” a collection of poems, describes […]

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Beyoncé Biography In The Works Will Probably Save the Book Industry

  A year from now the world will be graced by the first in-depth biography of Beyoncé by famed celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli. Taraborrelli […]

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READ THIS: Superstorm Tells the Story of Hurricane Sandy and Its Costly Aftermath

Right around this time two years ago, Hurricane Sandy changed the way we look at weather phenomena. A new book by journalist Kathryn Miles, Superstorm: Nine Days […]

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David Lynch’s Twin Peaks Being Turned Into a Novel

Right on the heels of news that David Lynch’s Twin Peaks will return to television in 2016, Flatiron Books has released information that the eery serial drama is […]

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Mazzoni Center Publishes Student Guide How to Build a FIERCE GSA

Mazzoni Center‘s Ally Safe Schools program has distilled its wealth of knowledge into a book, so educators and students alike can learn how to create […]

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Woman Crush Wednesday: Photographer Rachelle Lee Smith

Every hump day a Philly person shares their local picks for Woman Crush Wednesday. Today, photographer Rachelle Lee Smith, who, on October 1st, released her […]

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10 Best Books on Amazon Kindle Unlimited: Fiction

Back in July Amazon opened up its Kindle Unlimited subscription service to the U.S., throwing their hat in the ring to be the “Netflix of […]