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Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
Barnes and Noble
Gilbert, Arizona
(spotter: Lisa McMann)

Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books (May 28, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0545509890
ISBN-13: 978-0545509893
Amazon: Openly Straight
Amazon Kindle: Openly Straight

A funny, honest novel about being out, being proud . . . and being ready for something else.

Rafe is a normal teenager from Boulder, Colorado. He plays soccer. He's won skiing prizes. He likes to write.
And, oh yeah, he's gay. He's been out since 8th grade, and he isn't teased, and he goes to other high schools and talks about tolerance and stuff. And while that's important, all Rafe really wants is to just be a regular guy. Not that GAY guy. To have it be a part of who he is, but not the headline, every single time.
So when he transfers to an all-boys' boarding school in New England, he decides to keep his sexuality a secret -- not so much going back in the closet as starting over with a clean slate. But then he sees a classmate breaking down. He meets a teacher who challenges him to write his story. And most of all, he falls in love with Ben . . . who doesn't even know that love is possible.
This witty, smart, coming-out-again story will appeal to gay and straight kids alike as they watch Rafe navigate being different, fitting in, and what it means to be himself.

Barnes & is a wholly owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the NYSE under the symbol "BKS."
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San Tan Village
2150 East Williams Field Rd #105
Gilbert, AZ 85295
Store Hours
Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM | Mon-Sat 9:00AM-10:00PM
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Baby, I'm Not a Monster by Barry Lowe
The Bookshop
(spotter: AB Gayle)

Baby, I'm Not A Monster by Barry Lowe
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: loveyoudivine Alterotica (September 18, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1600546625
ISBN-13: 978-1600546624
Amazon: Baby, I'm Not A Monster
Amazon Kindle: Baby, I'm Not A Monster

Gay erotica you can really sink your teeth into. If around 10 per cent of the male population is gay then it stands to reason 10 per cent of vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and other paranormals must lean toward a predilection for their own gender. This volume of erotica explores the world of gay male 'monsters': from a dentist who treats a vampire with a fang problem, through a young man who has the annoying ghost of his favorite gay porn star living in his wardrobe, to an Icelandic troll who finds a new career on a gay cruise ship as a Viking stripper. These and other stories, told with Barry Lowe's infectious good humor, will give you shivers of hot pleasure.

The Bookshop, Sydney: For more than twenty years the Bookshop Darlinghurst has been Australia's finest source of GLBT books, magazines, calendars and DVDs. Located in the heart of Sydney's famous Oxford Street, our store has been a cherished hub for the local and international queer community. If you've ever wondered what literary lesbians, bookish bears and pop culture poofs have in common, come and pay us a visit where you'll be welcomed by our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Location: 207 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010. Telephone number: (02) 9331 1103
Trading Hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thurs 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sun, Public Holidays 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Murder in the Irish Channel by Greg Herren
Hares & Hyenas bookshop, Melbourne, Australia
(spotter: Gillian Rodger)

Murder in the Irish Channel (Chanse Macleod Mysteries) by Greg Herren
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (December 20, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 160282584X
ISBN-13: 978-1602825840
Amazon: Murder in the Irish Channel
Amazon Kindle: Murder in the Irish Channel

It begins as a simple missing persons case—a young MMA fighter's mother has mysteriously disappeared. But as New Orleans private eye Chanse MacLeod starts digging around, he discovers that she is the leader of a group fighting the powerful Archdiocese of New Orleans over the closing of two churches. As the trail leads from corrupt church officials to powerful real estate developers to the world of cage fighting, Chanse soon realizes there are a lot of powerful people who want to make sure she stays gone—and don't have a problem with getting rid of a pesky gay private eye.

Hares & Hyenas, Melbourne's queer bookshop is set off Brunswick Street in the heart of Spanishtown at 63 Johnston Street, Fitzroy. With a huge range of fiction and non-fiction titles, coffee table books, erotica, DVDs, cards and the latest magazines from around the world, as well as tickets to all the main queer events, Hares & Hyenas is the one-stop shop for all your queer reading and entertainment needs.
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100 Whores: Memories of a John by Mykola Dementiuk
St. Marks Bookshop
New York City

100 Whores: Memories of a John by Mykola Dementiuk
Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Synergy Press (August 26, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0975858181
ISBN-13: 978-0975858189
Amazon: 100 Whores: Memories of a John

In 100 Whores, Memories of a John, by 2010 Lambda Award-winning writer Mykola Dementiuk, we are treated to a voice rarely heard, the voice of a sexually confused young man who visits New York City street whores, hooks up with men and boys in Times Square movie theaters, yet all the while attempts to have normal relationships with men and with women.

The first 100 stories are short, just like the experiences that inspired them. Revealing the inside secrets of picking up a street hooker and what happens after you do, Dementiuk is sparse with words but prolific in his sexual contacts. Following “100 Whores” are five short stories, full of unexpected action, humor, and unforgettable characters. The novella “Christmas Whore” concludes this volume of reality-based fiction with a longer treatment of bisexual angst and “queer” behavior.

The unusual story lines provide psychologically intense views of a disturbed young man in a not-so-pretty world of poverty, menial work, and sex pick-ups of a strange nature. All the stories take place in New York settings, including Times Square, Midtown, East River Park, and the Lower East Side.

St. Mark's Bookshop was established in 1977 on New York City's Lower East Side, a community of students, academics, artists, and other discerning readers. Our specialties include Cultural Theory, Graphic Design, Poetry & Small Press Publishing, Film Studies, and Foreign & Domestic Periodicals and Journals.
31 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10003
Tel: 212-260-7853
Fax: 212-598-4950
Open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to Midnight
Sundays from 11 am to Midnight
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This is a new serial, each time one of my friends (readers, authors, publishers) will see a LGBT print book in a bookstore, if they send me the photo, I will post it with the promotion of the book AND the bookstore; you only have to send me, picture (with the title of the book that is visible) and the name of the bookstore (and city) where you spotted it. That is, easy right? and now the first spotting,

Dirty One by Michael Graves, Strand Books, New York City (spotter: Michael Graves)

Dirty One by Michael Graves
Paperback: 152 pages
Publisher: Chelsea Station Editions (September 6, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0983285101
ISBN-13: 978-0983285106
Amazon: Dirty One
Amazon Kindle: Dirty One

Set in the 1980's, Dirty One follows a pack of adolescent characters who live in the acid-drenched, suburban town known as Leominster, Massachusetts-the plastics capital of America, as well as the birthplace of Johnny Appleseed. In the story, "From Kissing," a sixth-grader named Butch has his first homosexual tongue kiss during a monster truck show and, after a bout of the flu, he is convinced he has somehow contracted AIDS. With "Curls and Curls," nine-year-old Lee hates his kinky, brown head of hair and is seemingly possessed with magic, casting spells to unfurl his evil tresses. In "A Snow Day," eleven-year-old Cassidy longs to be the next mega-watt, teen pop star, but is forced to deal with her crazy classmates, her gay father, and her dog that continually vomits in the driveway. "Do It" follows a tween named Denise as she seeks her first sexual experience with a boyfriend who can never remain erect. Denise strives for high school greatness while her gay best friend is crowned king of all local paper routes. These selections join five more, constructing the remarkable world of Dirty One.

Strand Book Store, New York City's legendary home of 18 Miles of new, used and rare books. Since 1927.
Main store is located at the corner of 12th Street and Broadway.
Monday-Saturday 9:30 AM-10:30 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM-10:30 PM
Rare Book Room Closes Daily at 6:15 PM
Buying Desk Open Monday-Saturday 9:30AM-6:00PM
Employee Offices Open Monday-Friday 9:15AM-6:15PM


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