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Queer Book Club

The Queer Book Club meets on the final Saturday of every month, from 4-5:45 p.m. in the Grove Room at the Gail Borden Main Library.

All are welcome to join!


Giovanni's Room
by James Baldwin

Giovanni's Room focuses on the events in the life of an American man living in Paris and his feelings and frustrations with his relationships with other men in his life, particularly an Italian bartender named Giovanni whom he meets at a Parisian gay bar.

next meeting:

March 28


Gail Borden Main Library

in The Grove Room on the 2nd Floor

270 Grove Ave

Elgin, IL

Tips for Obtaining Books:

If you do not wish to purchase the book of the month, first--check our local library!  Gail Borden Public Library has many of the books we cover.  If there are no copies availabel in stock, you can either:
1) Check the
Hoopla app!  It is free to use if you have a library card with Gail Borden, and features many free audio books and ebooks. Or

2) Submit a material request form from Gail Borden!  Make sure you mention that it's for a Book Club in the "Additional Information" field, so they get the materials asap! You can submit a material request form here.

past books:

Our Dreams at Dusk
By Yuhki Kamatani
As The Crow Flies
By Melanie Gillman
Georgia Peaches and
Other Forbidden Fruit
By Jaye Robin Brown
Alice Isn't Dead
By Joseph Fink
The Argonauts
By Maggie Nelson
By Laura Jane Grace