Queer Adult Book Fair & Pride Mixer

Your friendly, queer neighborhood booksellers are excited to celebrate Pride with you…so we’re putting on the queer adult book fair and Pride mixer of your dreams! There will be refreshments, snacks, and all the queer books and goodies (think stickers, totes, and other swag) your heart could desire. That means you get to spend a cozy evening at a bookstore reliving your Scholastic Book Fair, while sharing space with members of your local queer community on June 29 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

We’ll also be joined by our amazing friends from Transgender Kansas, the Lawrence Public Library, and the STA Care Center, who will be bringing queer swag, reading lists, and info on local queer support spaces and resources. <3

While there will be all sorts of literary treats for sale, attendance is free and spending money is not a requirement for being in community with us! We simply ask that if it’s within your budget, getting a book or a little pin helps us keep putting on these kinds of events :)

P.S. Wondering why we’re making an adult book fair and mixer for specifically queer people? The Raven has queer owners, managers, and booksellers, and we’re experiencing firsthand how tough it is to be ourselves and live our lives in our current political climate. We want the Raven to be a safe space where our queer friends can come to hang out, experience joy, and simply be, with no greater pretenses. Hence the adult book fair and Pride mixer! It’s the perfect opportunity to unwind, browse books, and talk all things queer.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 29, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
Raven Book Store
809 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044