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We are a group of gay guys of all ages who meet the first Tuesday of every month. We normally meet at the Jefferson Market branch of the public library on 6th Avenue & West 10th Street. The library is currently under renovation so we are meeting at the BGSQD bookstore at the LGBT Center on West 13th Street until the library re-opens. We read an eclectic range of books from classics to newly-released works. We don't necessarily read books with a gay theme or characters and always open to suggestions. Very easy going; more social than academic. You don't necessarily have to commit to coming every single month, just whenever your schedule or reading tastes permit.

Upcoming events (4)

Book to be discussed: "Tell Me How to Be" by Neel Patel

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PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE MEETING AT THE BOOKSTORE, NOT THE JEFFERSON MARKET LIBRARY (NOW SCHEDULED TO OPEN FOR OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING).

"Lost in the jungle of Los Angeles, Akash Amin is filled with shame. Shame for liking men. Shame for wanting to be a songwriter. Shame for not being like his perfect brother. Shame for his alcoholism. And most of all, shame for what happened with the first boy he ever loved. When his mother tells him she is selling the family home, Akash must return to Illinois to confront his demons and the painful memory of a sexual awakening that became a nightmare.

Akash's mum, Renu, is also plagued by guilt. She had it all: doting husband, beautiful house, healthy sons. But as the one-year anniversary of her husband's death approaches Renu can't stop wondering if she chose the wrong life thirty-five years ago and should have stayed in London with her first love.

Together, Renu and Akash pack up the house, retreating further into the secrets that stand between them. When their pasts catch up to them, Renu and Akash must decide between the lives they left behind and the ones they've since created." — goodreads.com

We will try to have copies of next month's book selection available for purchase at the bookstore.

After the meeting, we head over to Julius' (one of the oldest operating gay bars in NYC) to chat about things other than books. Julius' is at 159 West 10th Street (on the corner of Waverly Place, about a block from the library). www.juliusbarny.com

Book to be discussed: "Detransition, Baby" by Torrey Peters

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"A whipsmart debut about three women—transgender and cisgender—whose lives collide after an unexpected pregnancy forces them to confront their deepest desires around gender, motherhood, and sex." — goodreads.com

We will try to have copies of next month's book selection available for purchase at the bookstore.

After the meeting, we head over to Julius' (one of the oldest operating gay bars in NYC) to chat about things other than books. Julius' is at 159 West 10th Street (on the corner of Waverly Place, about a block from the library). www.juliusbarny.com

Book to be discussed: "Bath Haus" by P.J. Vernon

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"Oliver Park, a young recovering addict from Indiana, finally has everything he ever wanted: sobriety and a loving, wealthy partner in Nathan, a prominent DC trauma surgeon. Despite their difference in age and disparate backgrounds, they've made a perfect life together. With everything to lose, Oliver shouldn't be visiting Haus, a gay bathhouse. But through the entrance he goes, and it's a line crossed. Inside, he follows a man into a private room, and it's the final line. Whatever happens next, Nathan can never know. But then, everything goes wrong, terribly wrong, and Oliver barely escapes with his life." — goodreads.com

We will try to have copies of next month's book selection available for purchase at the bookstore.

After the meeting, we head over to Julius' (one of the oldest operating gay bars in NYC) to chat about things other than books. Julius' is at 159 West 10th Street (on the corner of Waverly Place, about a block from the library). www.juliusbarny.com

Book to be discussed: "The Notorious Dr. August...." by Christopher Bram

"Spanning more than sixty years from the Civil War to the early 1920s, and moving from the battlefields of the South to New York City, through Paris, London, Constantinople, and Coney Island, The Notorious Dr. August features Augustus Fitzwilliam Boyd, alias Dr. August, an improvisational pianist who believes his music is sometimes inspired by the spirit world.
He is in love with Isaac Kemp, an ex-slave who only sporadically returns his affections and who himself successfully woos Alice Pangborn, a rather prim white governess. The three, locked in a strange and often painful love triangle, travel the world-until a horrible tragedy forces them all to examine the choices they have made and shakes up their relationships in ways none of them could have predicted.
Rich in historical detail and musical knowledge, The Notorious Dr. August is a brilliantly written exploration of race, class, spirituality, and sexuality - and of what it really means to love another." — goodreads.com

We will try to have copies of next month's book selection available for checkout at the library.

After the meeting, we head over to Julius' (one of the oldest operating gay bars in NYC) to chat about things other than books. Julius' is at 159 West 10th Street (on the corner of Waverly Place, about a block from the library). www.juliusbarny.com

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