Fighting words about literary organizational systems. Plus animals that break into libraries, writers on the books that inspire them, new poetry from Indigenous women and more.
Why conservatives are afraid of libraries, what to read that’s out in August, why writing matters in an age of despair and more.
Tarot and psychotherapy, reading anything at any time of year, give yourself permission not to finish that book you don’t really want to finish and more.
How queer writers create queer stories, the history of writing as a history of book burning, queer bookstores to visit and more.
It’s fun to delete stuff. Plus: feminist zine culture, a Lumberjanes quiz, the 2017 VIDA count results and more.
Language is a way to exercise control. Also some Pride reading lists, three Latinx zines, dying languages and more.
How lesbian pulp fiction saved lives, Michelle Tea’s Against Memoir, gay love letters, what counts as “well read” and more.
Nobel-cancelling sex scandals, writing by hand, what to read if you want to read funny women, the myth of women authors with only one good book and more.
A history of twentieth century women critics, why “being nice” is a scam, queer books for teens, Independent Bookstore Day and more.
New thoughts on South Asian cultural identity in YA, writing recovery and addiction narratives, Joan Didion’s reading list, how Judy Blume taught girls to be feminists and more.
Books as medicine or advice, what’s happening to feminist bookstores, addiction and recovery narratives and more.
Complaining about language, a new zine about sisterhood beyond gender, Lambda Literary finalists, “dumpster fire” makes the dictionary and more.
How queer books are still marketed to straight readers, horror novels and OCD, OED feelings, feminist fonts, Virginia Woolf’s photo albums and more.
The literature of Ezili and finding lesbians and queers in Caribbean literature, feel(ing) free, new Foucault, taking young women’s love stories seriously and more.
Lesbian classic Tipping the Velvet turns 20. Plus mansplaining in the OED, RIP Ursula K Le Guin, Elena Ferrante’s new column and more.
A proposed New York prison book ban, asexuality in fiction, working from home, paper planners, spine-in books and more.
A new queer feminist bookstore in Mississippi, how to read more this year, what to read more of, and more.
Literary fiction is out, unicorns are in, a master list of queer poets of color, all the best book lists of 2017 and more.
This year’s Bad Sex Awards, Black women poets speaking truth to power, learning how to be alone, the problem with categories in literature and more.
Women writers have friendships, too; women having control over their bodies; a poem from Eileen Myles and more.