LGBTQ Book Club

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The LGBTQ Book Club  with Pride Winston-Salem is a public book club. They meet once a month in the Footnote breezeway. Please email Melissa and Judy for information about this book club at: melissagraceupton@gmail.com breaksr@yahoo.com

Book club members, use the coupon code: 20BOOKCLUB at checkout to receive your discount. 

Upcoming Selections:

  • January 2024: Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
  • February: A Marvelous Light by Freya Marske 
  • March: Big Swiss by Jen Beagin 
  • April: Hijab Butch Blues by Lamya H 
  • May: A Master of Djinn by P. Djeli Clark 
  • June: Chain-Gang All-Stars by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah 
  • July: Pageboy by Eliot Page 
  • August: Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoiki 
  • September: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir 
  • October: Gay Poems for Red States by Willie Edward Taylor Carver Jr. 
  • November: The Magic Fish by Trung Le Nguyen 
  • December: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern 
Magic for Liars: A Novel By Sarah Gailey Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250174628
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - May 5th, 2020

A 2020 LOCUS AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

Sharp, mainstream fantasy meets compelling thrills of investigative noir in Magic for Liars, a fantasy debut by rising star Sarah Gailey.


Ivy Gamble was born without magic and never wanted it.


Ivy Gamble is perfectly happy with her life – or at least, she’s perfectly fine.


A Marvellous Light (The Last Binding #1) By Freya Marske Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250831798
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - October 18th, 2022

An International Bestseller!
Winner of the 2022 Romantic Novel Award in Fantasy!
Locus Award Finalist!

An Indie Next pick and LibraryReads pick—with four starred reviews!
A Best of 2021 Pick for NPR | Amazon | Kobo | Barnes & Noble | Book Riot


Hijab Butch Blues: A Memoir By Lamya H Cover Image
By Lamya H
$27.00
Unavailable in store; contact staff@bookmarksnc.org to check price and order availability
ISBN: 9780593448762
Published: The Dial Press - February 7th, 2023

A queer hijabi Muslim immigrant survives her coming-of-age by drawing strength and hope from stories in the Quran in this “raw and relatable memoir that challenges societal norms and expectations” (Linah Mohammad, NPR).


A Master of Djinn (Dead Djinn Universe #1) By P. Djèlí Clark Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250267665
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Published: Tordotcom - July 19th, 2022

Included in NPR’s Favorite Sci-Fi And Fantasy Books Of The Past Decade (2011-2021)
A Nebula Award Winner
A Ignyte Award Winner
A Compton Crook Award for Best New Novel Winner
A Locus First Novel Award Winner
A RUSA Reading List: Fantasy Winner
A Hugo Award Finalist
A World Fantasy Award Finalist


Chain Gang All Stars: A Novel By Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593317334
Availability: Available to order; typically arrives at Bookmarks in 5-10 days
Published: Pantheon - May 2nd, 2023

A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION • A READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Two top women gladiators fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own in this explosive, hotly-anticipated debut novel from the New Y


Pageboy: A Memoir By Elliot Page Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250878359
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Flatiron Books - June 6th, 2023

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A New York Times "100 Notable Books of 2023"
A TIME Magazine "100 Must-Read Books of 2023"
A Washington Post "50 Notable Works of Nonfiction"
An Autostraddle "Best Queer Books of 2023"

“Vivid…Moving…Juicy” – NPR

"Eloquent and enthralling..."
Washington Post


Light From Uncommon Stars By Ryka Aoki Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250789082
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - July 26th, 2022

Good Omens meets The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet in Ryka Aoki's Light From Uncommon Stars, a defiantly joyful adventure set in California's San Gabriel Valley, with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and queer alien courtship over fresh-made donuts.


Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #1) By Tamsyn Muir Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250313188
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

15+ pages of new, original content, including a glossary of terms, in-universe writings, and more!

A USA Today Best-Selling Novel, and one of the Best Books of 2019 according to NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, BookPage, Shelf Awareness, BookRiot, and Bustle!

WINNER of the 2020 Crawford Award


Gay Poems for Red States By Willie Edward Taylor Carver Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780813198125
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University Press of Kentucky - June 6th, 2023

Staff Pick Badge
The Magic Fish: (A Graphic Novel) By Trung Le Nguyen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984851598
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Graphic - October 13th, 2020

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by New York Public Library • Kirkus Reviews • Booklist • Publishers Weekly


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The Starless Sea: A Novel By Erin Morgenstern Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101971383
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - August 4th, 2020

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author of The Night Circus, a timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.