You Should Go: Gabby Rivera’s “Juliet Takes a Breath” Book Release Party!

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking pretty much nonstop about Gabby Rivera‘s debut novel, Juliet Takes a Breath. If you’ve read it, you know why: It’s a queer coming of age story about a Latina teen named Juliet Palante, and it’s raw and real and hilarious and unlike anything you’ve ever read. (If you haven’t read it, you should fix that right now!) Either way, you’re invited to the book release party at Bluestockings bookstore in New York City this Saturday (March 26th) at 7pm!


Juliet Takes a Breath has universally positive reviews on GoodReads and Amazon, and the love continues to pour in for it as book clubs around the country pick it up and find themselves enchanted. Look, even Roxane Gay is smitten with Gabby’s writing.

At the party, Gabby will show a short film about her life and do a reading from Juliet Takes a Breath. We’ll have an audience participation Q&A. And Gabby will be available to sign your book. (Bluestockings will have copies on hand for you to buy, if you don’t have one already.) Plus, plenty of our other Autostraddle staff will be around for you to chat with you while you wait to get Gabby’s autograph.

Bluestockings is located at 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002.

For more information, check out the official event page on Facebook; leave a comment here on this post; or shoot me an email. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday night!

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. Why don’t I live in New York?

    In other news, will Gabby by any chance be at Camp and do a reading?

  2. I live a whole ocean away and can’t come but I bought the book in an airport yesterday. On kindle, not physically, on a scrap of free internet, having read the sample offline and impatiently waited for the whole thing.

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