New York City, I have some crazysexycool exciting news for you! On Tuesday, December 10th Strand Bookstore is hosting another round of Queer Ladies Speed Dating, and Autostraddle Heroic Duo Gabby and Katrina will be starring as your rad hosts. Unfortunately I no longer live in The Best City In The World so I cannot attend, but I trust all of you single ladies (and otherwise identified homoqueers) to show up and look cute and make casual small talk about books and literature and graphic novels and all the other amazingly awkward topics of conversation you might broach with a perfect stranger while taking part in an activity like speed dating. If you’ve ever attended Queer Ladies Speed Dating at The Strand before you know how fun it is and how at ease Gabby and Katrina can make you feel, and if you’ve never attended before all I can say is damn, you are in for a treat!
Let’s go over the basics: Strand Bookstore has continuously proven itself to be an excellent ally to New York City queer women. The bookstore first offered Queer Ladies Speed Dating back in June 2012 and it has continued to host the popular event which is both super well-attended and also super duper fun. (You can check out what past Queer Ladies Speed Dating events at The Strand have looked like here and here!) I have it on good authority that several Autostraddlers have found love at this event but for real, even if you don’t find a sexytimes activity partner you are guaranteed to make a few new friends, engage in some clever conversation, and enjoy some delicious treats. There is no downside.
Now that winter is properly upon us, Strand is back with the Holiday (HoliGAY?) edition of Queer Ladies Speed Dating. It will take place on Tuesday, December 10th at 7:30pm. Admission to the event is $20 per person and tickets must be purchased in advance. Spots are limited so if you wanna go, make sure to buy a ticket ASAP! Refreshments will be provided in the form of alcoholic beverages and yummy treats from Prohibition Bakery, and prizes will be awarded to a few lucky participants from local restaurants and shops including Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain. Seriously, let’s do some math: cute single ladies plus Autostraddle’s finest hosts plus delicious food and drink plus literary trivia plus Strand Bookstore? All of that equals a best-seller evening in my very humble opinion.
Buy your ticket today and we’ll see you at The Strand!
The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at 828 Broadway at 12th Street, Union Square, New York City.