Once a year, approximately 1500 people get together in New York City to mingle, get to know each other, enrich, broaden, and even extend their lives through the amazing medium of LGBT books.

The New York Rainbow Book Fair is America’s longest-running LGBT book fair, and the largest LGBT book event in the country. It has grown every year since its beginning in 2009. It brings together thoughtful, interesting people of all ages, from early teens to those in their 70s and 80s; from a spectrum of countries, ethnicities, gender identities, and viewpoints. It attracts readers and writers of course, but also publishers, editors, agents, and media attention–people who have never experienced queer culture, and others who have made it the focus of their lives. Rainbow Book Fair is open to the public, with book discounts and giveaways. The fair is open to the public.

There is a suggested $3 donation but no one will be turned away. The fair is a project of CLAGS, the center for LGBTQ Studies at the City University of New York. This years sponsors include GO! magazine, Next magazine, and Random House/Viking.

For more information about the event including a list of tabling vendors, authors readings, and book signing schedules please visit rainbowbookfair.org

Time and Place:

Saturday, April 9, 2016, 12:00 – 6:00pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 W. 59th Street, New York, NY 10019


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