Read With Pride

“We lose ourselves in books. We find ourselves there too.”
This summer, the country will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and the many milestones in LGBTQ+ history from the last half-century. In the sections below, you will find books from giants of literature like James Baldwin and Alice Walker, to recent award-winning titles from Andrew Sean Greer and Hanya Yanagihara. Although we are marking a moment in history, the books here transcend time and place to show readers the power of a well-told story.

B&N Reads:
Stonewall and the Birth of the Modern LGBTQ+ Movement

Fifty years ago, the neighborhood around Manhattan’s Stonewall Inn erupted in protests after police carried out a violent raid on the bar, a haven for the city’s queer community. Two days of riots ensued, the birthing pains of the modern LGBTQ rights movement — events chronicled in these new books, released to recognize the milestone anniversary.

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We Talk With Isaac Mizrahi About #BookPride

Fashion icon and I.M. author Isaac Mizrahi talks with us about how books and reading shaped his story. Share the books that have shaped yours with #BookPride!

Books Penned by Marching Authors

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Complete Your LGBTQ+ Library

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LGBTQ+ for Young Adults & Teens

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LGBTQ+ for Kids

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Show Your Pride

Shop a veritable rainbow!

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Share Your #BookPride

Whether you are part of the LGBTQ+ community or not, share with us the books that have helped you, friends or family in learning about the LGBTQ+ experience and history, by tagging our month-long Book Pride campaign on social media.

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