WHY DO WE NEED QUEER BOOKS? AKA, OUR STORY
WHERE WE CAME FROM
A couple of years ago I started intentionally reading queer books for the first time, and it was incredible! I loved seeing myself reflected in main characters. I loved being introduced to the experiences of people in my community that I would never otherwise have known about. I was hooked. I checked my local bookshop for an LGBT+ section but there wasn’t one. I looked at big online book retailers and found their selection woefully uncurated. It seemed you had to already know what’s new and good in queer fiction to get it, and I didn’t. After exhausting my word-of-mouth recommendations and becoming frustrated by the amount of time it was taking to find something to read, I thought, “you know what? I would just pay someone to send me one really good queer book every month. I will treat myself.” But that didn’t exist either. Necessity, as they say, is the mother of creation and so here is Queer Book Box.
WHERE WE ARE
Queer Book Box is a curated selection of queer books delivered through a monthly (or bi-monthly) subscription. We carefully select books by queer authors which reflect the depth and diversity of our community. It is the only queer-owned, queer-supplied subscription out there.
WHERE WE’RE GOING (AKA VIBE CHECK)
To put it plainly our priorities are delivering something really special for our community, sharing awesome, entertaining and inspiring books, and supporting queer businesses and creators. We want subscribers to love their subscription and to feel like they are getting something truly unique and special, because that’s how we all deserve to feel sometimes.
- Georgia, founder
(That’s me holding Odd Girl Out by Ann Bannon, a pioneer of queer fiction and a sobering read to remind us of how far we have come!)