New Arrivals!

We have received quite a few book donations this semester, and while we couldn’t put everything on the shelves, we now have some new books for you to peruse!

Here is a sampling of some of our newest arrivals:

Blood Sisters
Blood Sisters: Lesbian Vampire Tales, edited by Bianca de Moss



A collection of lesbian vampire erotica, sure to set your spine tingling! Award-winning authors won’t let your literary side down, either.





Stranded by Blayne Cooper



A sports commentator, soccer player, and team manager meet adventure on a trip to Venezuela to profile the new recruit. The three women are tested mentally and physically as they fight for their lives and learn to depend on each other.




Banshee's Honor
Banshee’s Honor by Shaylynn Rose



Dive into a fantasy world with half-elf Azhani Rhu’len. Everything she loves has been stolen from her through treachery, and she clings to regaining her honor. Struggling to heal, Azhani meets Stardancer Kyrian, a healer-priest with a past shadowed by darkness and fear. Together they discover an ancient evil threatens the land. Will Azhani abandon her quest for honor to save her people, or will she turn her back on those who cast her out?

Season’s Readings!

Final papers. Family dinners. Tests. Holiday parties. Presentations. Concerts. Group project meetings.

This time of the year, everyone’s schedule seems like it is full to bursting, and stress levels are on the rise. It might seem like you don’t have time, but consider kicking back with a book for a half hour one night in to take a break from studying (or from your family)!

The times that are the most hectic are those where we need to step back and take a breath; we need to get away from email and chatting, put down your phone, and give your eyes a break from the computer screen after a long day. So cozy up on the couch next to a real or imaginary fire, and take some time for yourself with one of our staff’s favorites!

Carol: Stone Butch Blues, by Leslie Fielding

Stone Butch Blues
One of the most frequently checked out books in our library!










Doug: Openly Bob, by Bob Smith

Openly Bob
I laughed out loud while reading it one summer! ~Doug
















XanderMe: Stories of My Life, by Katharine Hepburn

Me: Stories of My Life
I didn’t have a choice! ~Xander














JeffreyCall Me by Your Name, by Andre Aciman

Call Me by Your Name












KatieThe Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

Picture of Dorian Gray
I get the chills every time I read it! Perfect for a dark and stormy night. ~Katie














Out of town? Ask your local librarian for a suggestion!

Happy holidays!

Gay Bars and Clubs

With last week marking the eighty-fifth year in existence of Amsterdam’s oldest gay bar, Cafe ‘t Mandje, and with the upcoming 43rd anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion next week, now is a good time to take a look at the topic of gay bars and clubs.  Although they have undoubtedly been a great source of entertainment and leisure, historically, they have also provided a comparatively safe place for LGBT culture to solidify and grow.

If you’re interested in this topic, then feel free to check out the library materials below.

 Small Town Gay Bar —  This 2007 documentary delves into the community role of rural gay bars in the Bible Belt

[DOC SMAL 2007]



 The Bar Stories: A Novel After All — A 1989 Lambda Literary Award winning novel that revolves around the lives of lesbians at a fictional San Fransisco bar.

[9.406 DONba 1989]


 An Evening at the Garden of Allah: A Gay Cabaret in Seattle — A historical look at the pre-Stonewall LGBT community that developed around this cabaret

[2.6404 PAUev 1996]


 Creating a Place for Ourselves: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community Histories— A history of LGBT life in the United States before the gay liberation movement that includes a look into community development in New York, San Franscisco,  Detroit, Washington, Birmingham and many other cities