Humble apologies for the Bibliobeat’s late summer hiatus. We’re back with a special Autumnal Equinox edition, and we’re delighted to be shouting out for our friends Billey, Matt, and Tara, curators of…
Que(e)ry II : On Reserve
Once again, the Que(e)ry Librarians throw down at Blackout Bar with go-go dancers, the shushed raffle, real life reference librarians, and queer lit drink specials! Featuring DJs Adam E. Milksop, Emoticon, and Shomi Noise. Also featuring YOU shaking it.
You don’t have to be a queer librarian; you just have to dance with one!
Que(e)ry II : On Reserve
916 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint
Friday, September 24th
9:00 PM – 4:00 AM
$5 – $10 Suggested Donation
and, speaking of the
Leather Archive and Museum
did you know that there was such a place? Just one of the many ways in libraries can be so utterly surprising, and one of the many potential examples to give to those who wonder “So, what does a librarian do exactly?”
If you happen to be in Chicago, why not check it out?
Here’s what their website says about the collections:
The Leather Archives & Museum is a library, museum and archives pertaining to Leather, fetishism, sadomasochism, and alternative sexual practices. The geographic collection scope is worldwide and includes all sexual orientations and genders. The library collection contains published books, magazines, scholarly publications, films and electronic resources related to the subject matter. The museum collection contains original erotic art and artifacts from alternative sex organizations and individuals. The archival collection contains unpublished papers and records from notable activists, artists, businesses and organizations related to the subject matter.
Book Thug Nation
Opened by longtime booksellers who previously sold their wares on the streets of NYC, this independent used book store specializes in literary fiction – like any good indie bookseller should! – but also boasts an impressive martial arts collection (how about that?), and serves as a community space that “fosters the literary arts in Brooklyn while being a welcoming place where anyone can walk in, have a cup of coffee and talk about books.” (Sounds a little like a library, no?)
This Saturday September 25th (rain date Sunday, September 26th) BTN is holding “an all-day book sale to raise money for Daniel McGowan‘s legal defense and commissary fund. The sale will be held at the Book Thug Nation book tables on Bedford Avenue and North 6th Street in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Along with great books at cheap prices, there will be music, a table with Daniel t-shirts, merchandise and literature and maybe even some free food!”
Want to contribute? Take your desirable donations (be sure to check the website for the kinds of books they are looking for) to the BTN storefront on N. 3rd between Berry and Wythe, and let them know the books are intended for the fundraiser. Unsold books will be donated to Books Through Bars (oh, you know we like that).
and in case you didn’t know,
starts on September 25th.
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