Bad News for Queer Readers: Don Wiese has left Alyson Books. And, sadly, there is more.

It’s official:  Don Wiese has left Alyson Books. This is terrible news for queer readers. Mr. Wiese is an excellent editor. He transformed Carrol and Graf into a high quality publishing house. And he published quite a few high quality queer-themed titles there. One of my favorites was Richard Hofler’s The Man Who Invented Rock […]

Good News for Queer Readers: Edmund White’s City Boy is now in paperback. Plus there’s more.

Edmund White’s memoir, City Boy is available in paperback today. As you may recall, I loved this book. And if you need one more incentive to buy it, this edition comes with a brief, but highly informative author Q. and A.  Here are some of my favorite new Edmund White quotes: On Susan Sontag: Voltaire said that […]

The Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble is Closing.

Three years ago, I reported the sad, sad news that my neighborhood’s Barnes and Noble was closing. The reason for this was not declining sales of books. Indeed, this particular store–in Chelsea–was making a healthy profit. No, this time the villain was a familiar one in New York City: its landlord. Now comes more bad […]

Nathaniel Frank Wins the Stonewall Book Award.

Today it was announced that Nathaniel Frank won the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award for his book, Unfriendly Fire How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America.  This was one of my favorite books of 2009 and I am delighted to see it getting the recognition it so richly deserved.  Click here to read […]

On the passing of E. Lynn Harris

I am so saddened by the horrible, horrible news that E. Lynn Harris has passed on.  I never had the privilege of meeting Mr. Harris, but I would like to send my condolences to all those who knew and loved him.  Beyond that I am stunned–literally speechless. Band of Thebes covers this story better than I ever […]

On the Closing of the Oscar Wilde Bookshop

By now, you’ve probably heard the sad, sad news that our beloved Oscar Wilde Bookshop will soon be closing.  Recent visitors to the Oscar Wilde Bookshop probably didn’t realize they had arrived at a historic location.  Older queers might have recognized this.  But the rest of us would have to rely on David Carter’s Stonewall to fill in the […]

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