In 1979, JEB self-published her first book, Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians. In a work that was revolutionary for its era, JEB made photographs of lesbians from different ages and backgrounds in their everyday lives—working, playing, raising families, and striving to remake their worlds.
Eye to Eye Jeb Hardcover | Mar 2021 in store$44.95 (more on order)
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)
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 | Nov 2021 on order$34.99 (releases Nov 2 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 29 2021)
"It’s the most viscerally horrific, disturbing BL manga I’ve ever read. It’s also one of the most beautiful." -MJ
CW: extreme violence and sexuality
Madk, Vol. 1 Ryo Suzuri Paperback | Feb 2021 in store$17.99 (more on order)
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: When You Get the Chance
Thursday May 13, 2021 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Take a big, queer roadtrip to Toronto with this hotly anticipated book by Tom Ryan and Robin Stevenson. Come and celebrate the release of "When You Get the Chance" with the world's oldest LGBTQ bookstore in an evening moderated by Robert Bittner.
As kids, Mark and his cousin Talia spent many happy summers together at the family cottage in Ontario, but a fight between their parents put an end to the annual event. They haven't seen each other in years, but when their grandfather dies unexpectedly, Mark and Talia find themselves reunited at the cottage once again.
Mark and Talia are both queer, but that's about all they have in common, other than the fact they'd both prefer to be in Toronto. Talia is desperate to see her high school sweetheart Erin, who's barely been in touch since leaving to spend the summer working in the Gay Village. Mark, on the other hand, is just looking for some fun, and Toronto Pride seems like the perfect place to find it.
When a series of complications throws everything up in the air, Mark and Talia—with Mark's little sister Paige in tow—decide to hit the road for Toronto. With a bit of luck, and some help from a series of unexpected new friends, they might just make it to the big city and find what they're looking for. That is, if they can figure out how to start seeing things through each other's eyes.
Tom Ryan is an award-winning author of books for young readers. His books have been Junior Library Guild and ALA Rainbow List selections, and have been included on several best-of-year lists. He was a 2017 Lambda Literary Fellow in Young Adult Fiction. His 2019 release KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF was the recipient of the 2020 Arthur Ellis Award and the 2020 ITW Thriller Award, was nominated for the Amy Mathers Teen Book Award, the John Spray Award, and the Ann Connor Brimer Award, and was chosen by the Globe & Mail as one of the ‘Globe 100: Books that shaped 2019’. His young adult mystery I HOPE YOU'RE LISTENING is a finalist for the 2021 Lambda Award for Best LGBTQ Mystery. Tom, his husband, and their dog live in Nova Scotia.
Robin Stevenson is the author of 29 books for young readers. Her most recent books include MY BODY MY CHOICE, KID ACTIVISTS, GHOST’S JOURNEY, and PRIDE: THE CELEBRATION AND THE STRUGGLE. Her books have won or been finalists for many awards, including the Sheila A. Egoff Award, the Silver Birch Award, the Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Lambda Literary Awards, the Stonewall Awards, and numerous reader’s choice awards. This spring, Robin is also launching the picture book PRIDE PUPPY, which Kirkus, in a starred review, called “a sheer delight.” She lives on Vancouver Island with her family.
Robert Bittner has a PhD in gender, sexuality, and women’s studies (Simon Fraser University) and is also a graduate of the MA in children’s literature program at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) iSchool in Vancouver, BC. He studies and writes about a wide range of literature, but particularly enjoys stories with diverse and intersectional depictions of gender and sexuality. He lives in BC with his husband and their pet turtle, Fluffy.
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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