Queer Book Club

The Queer Book Club typically meets the last Saturday of every month at Gail Borden Public Libary. However, with the shutdowns, May's meeting will be held virtually.  If you would like to participate, please send an email to ELGbtq@gmail.com with the subject "Book Club," and a link will be sent out closer to time.

MAY

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:

MAY 23

4pm

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 available 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
Alice Isn't Dead by Joseph Fink
As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman
The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson
Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit by Jaye Robin Brown
Tranny by Laura Jane Grace
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Tranny by Laura Jane Grace