PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and the health and safety restrictions currently in place, our LGBTQ+ Book Club is a little different at the moment. We will update this page as well as our social media accounts with any news on current reads/activities.
We are currently reading Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin! We will be meeting virtually on Thursday 24th September at 7pm BST. If you would like to join, please drop us a message on our blog or on any of our social media platforms.
In 2018, after a year of an online LGBTQ+ Book Club, we decided to take our reading out into the real world. LGBTQ+ Book Club is our safe space to talk about the community, representation in literature and queer books and characters. Our Book Club is accessible to anyone, not just those part of the LGBTQ+/Queer community.
We started this Book Club with the aim to read more LGBTQ+ content ourselves. As we are both part of the community, we both noticed the lack of Queer authors and characters in our reading choices. So we pulled together some friends and set up our own monthly Book Club to talk about LGBTQ+ books, characters and authors.
Our Book Club is open to absolutely anyone. You do not need to be in the LGBTQ+ community to attend. We want everyone to find some enjoyment from our books and meetings. All you have to do is turn up – we are always open to new members!
Keep an eye on our social media accounts and here on the blog for more information about upcoming Book Club dates and what we will be reading. We are also always open to recommendations, so please let us know if there is a book you think we should read!
This is a place to feel included, and a safe space for everyone. We expect everyone who joins us to be respectful to one another, and give respectful responses in discussions. We do not tolerate hate speech and discrimination of any kind.
Our LGBTQ+ Book Club takes place on the last Thursday of every month in Manchester City Centre.