2021 CANADA READS FINALIST, Lambda Literary Award and Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction winner
Finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, the Amazon Canada First Novel Award, the Indigenous Voices Award, the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award and the Firecracker Award for Fiction
A tour-de-force debut novel about a Two-Spirit Indigiqueer young man and proud NDN glitter princess who must reckon with his past when he returns home to his reserve.
Jonny Appleseed Joshua Whitehead Paperback | Apr 2018 in store$19.95
A transgender teen named Ryo finds an escape from the expectations and anxieties of his daily life in the world of street fashion. This personal, heartfelt, fictional story from a transgender manga creator made waves in Japan and will inspire readers all over the world!
Boys Run the Riot 1 Keito Gaku Paperback | May 2021 on order$16.99 (releases May 25 2021)
Beloved storyteller Ivan Coyote returns with their most intimate and moving book yet, a series of the most special communications received from readers and audience members from their years on the road.
Care Of Ivan Coyote Hardcover | Jun 2021 on order$25.00 (releases Jun 8 2021)
When 18-year-old Gerald Hannon left the small pulp mill town of Marathon, Ontario to attend the University of Toronto, he never would have predicted he’d become part of LGBTQ+ history. Almost sixty years later, he reflects on the major moments in his career as a journalist and LGBTQ+ activist.
Immoral, Indecent, and Scurrilous Gerald Hannon Paperback | Jul 2021 on order$24.95 (releases Jul 15 2021)
Pyromaniacs, vigilantes, mysterious phenomena, prehistoric beasts, cryptid species, grave robbers and ghosts... the stories of Ghost Lake feature a cast of interrelated characters and their brushes with the supernatural, creatures of Ojibwe cosmology, the Spirit World, and with monsters, both human and otherwise.
Ghost Lake Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler Paperback | Dec 2020 in store$19.95
Longtime cartoonist Eric Orner's debut graphic novel is a dazzling, irreverent biography of the iconic and iconoclastic Barney Frank, one of the first gay and out congressmen and a front-line defender of civil rights.
Smahtguy Eric Orner Paperback | Oct 2021 on order$34.99 (releases Oct 12 2021)
In How We Do Family, Trystan shares their unique story and what he’s learned about being the best parent, partner, and person you can be. Through crisis, adoption, pregnancy—and all the usual challenges of parenting—Trystan shows that more important than getting things right is doing them with love.
How We Do Family Trystan Reese Hardcover | Jun 2021 on order$32.95 (releases Jun 8 2021)
An emotional new diary comic from the award-winning creator of My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness and My Solo Exchange Diary.
My Alcoholic Escape from Reality Nagata Kabi Paperback | May 2021 on order$18.99 (releases May 11 2021)
Glad Day Bookshop is the first queer-focused Canadian bookstore, and the oldest queer bookstore worldwide. Serving the LGBTQ community since 1970, we offer the widest possible selection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, and queer literature.
COOKING WITH TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOURSee more
Paperback, spiral bound
61 pages, full colour
Shipping fee: $11.95 for 1-3 copies
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We couldn't be more excited to be selling this gorgeous, comprehensive, dynamic new cookbook put together by the Trans People of Colour Project.
A true labour of love, this cookbook is a cornucopia of meaningful recipes lovingly curated by our TPOC members and project team. Additionally, the cookbook features unique sections including cooking and eating on a budget, hormones and healthy eating for trans folks, and resources and sexual health promotion information to support racialized trans folks.
The Trans People of Colour Project (TPOC) is a three-year project funded by the Toronto Urban Health Fund. The project is designed to foster affirming support, greater access to food security, and access to meaningful sexual health promotion information for racialized trans folks. TPOC is an integral component of The 519’s support of BIPOC 2Spirit, trans, and non-binary community members within The 519, and has continued to provide support through the pandemic. Between 2019-2020, TPOC had over 300 visits to the drop-in.
About The 519
For 46 years, The 519 has served as a valuable and vibrant hub for LGBTQ2S communities in Toronto and beyond, as well as for residents of Toronto’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood. As Canada’s largest LGBTQ2S community centre and service provider, it has been an affirming first touchpoint for many queer, trans and two-spirit folks looking to find community. We had 546,767 visits between April 2019 and March 2020.
BOOK LAUNCH: Indivisible with Daniel Aleman
Tuesday May 04, 2021 | 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Celebrate the launch of Daniel Aleman's debut novel, Indivisible, with the world's oldest LGBTQ bookstore.
Mateo Garcia and his younger sister, Sophie, have been taught to fear one word for as long as they can remember: deportation. Over the past few years, however, the fear that their undocumented immigrant parents could be sent back to Mexico has started to fade. Ma and Pa have been in the United States for so long, they have American-born children, and they're hard workers and good neighbors. When Mateo returns from school one day to find that his parents have been taken by ICE, he realizes that his family's worst nightmare has become a reality. With his parents' fate and his own future hanging in the balance, Mateo must figure out who he is and what he is capable of, even as he's forced to question what it means to be an American.
Daniel Aleman's Indivisible is a remarkable story—both powerful in its explorations of immigration in America and deeply intimate in its portrait of a teen boy driven by his fierce, protective love for his parents and his sister.
Daniel Aleman was born and raised in Mexico City. A graduate of McGill University, he currently lives in Toronto. Indivisible is his first novel.
LAMBDA LITERARY NOMINEES - SMUT PEDDLERS: GLAD DAY 50
40 pages, full colour
Shipping fee: $7.95 for 1st zine, $1.00 for each individual zine, no additional charge to add it to an existing order
SOLD OUT IN STORE! EZINES ONLY!
They were buying adrienne maree brown's "Pleasure Activism", you were buying a smutty zine and some sexy vintage postcards when you made eye contact in front of the QTBIPOC Faves shelf. You cuddled up during a Sapphic Sundays screening... if a hand wandered south in the darkness, who's to say?
Celebrating 50 years of sexual liberation and sexually charged art with stories that are intended to titillate and tantalize, the SMUT PEDDLERS: GLAD DAY 50 ZINE is chock full of smutty stories, poetry and photography lustily curated by the Smut Peddlers team.
High Interest, Lower Reading Level for TeensSee more
Lorimer's Real Love collection of young adult LGBTQ+ novels are for olders kids and teenagers who are interested in reading subject matter for their age level, but find dense material daunting. With dozens of incredible authors in their roster, this is a great way to get a kid into reading.
Two-Spirit and Indigenous NarrativesSee more
Black Lives MatterSee more
QTBIPOC FavesSee more
Trans and Non-Binary VoicesSee more
Queerly CanadianSee more
Little Books, Big IdeasSee more
Speculative Fiction, Fantasy, HorrorSee more
The fantastical, the futuristic, and the downright terrifying.
Oldies but GoodiesSee more
Mikey's Manga CornerSee more
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