Category Archives: Shopper’s Delight

Shopper’s Delight: Independent Bookstore Day (Tomorrow!)

In honor of Independent Bookstore Day tomorrow (April 29th), here are some of our favorite indies along with some handy links to special, signed (including bookplated), and/or personalized editions that can ship right to you! (Stores are listed alphabetically by state.) Please note that some of these are preorders, and some are already published titles. 

Note: Make sure you request the copy be signed/personalized in the comments of your order!

But first, a couple of queer-owned bookshops!

Book Soup, CA

Mysterious Galaxy, CA

The Ripped Bodice, CA

RJ Julia, CT

East City Bookshop, DC

Charis Books and More, GA

Little Shop of Stories, GA

Swamp Fox Bookstore, IA

Anderson’s Bookshop, IL

Copper Dog Books, MA

Not sure about signed books, but wanted to share their Trans Readathon list!

Porter Square Books, MA

Schuler Books, MI

Your Meryl Wilsner hotspot

Main Street Books, MO

Books of Wonder, NY

Buffalo Street Books, NY

Your Kalynn Bayron shop

The Dog Eared Book, NY

Northshire Books, NY

The Strand, NY

Grass Roots, OR

Your Rosiee Thor Hub

Powell’s, OR

White Whale Bookstore, PA

Parnassus Books, TN

Blue Willow Bookshop, TX

Your Alexis Hall mall!

One More Page, VA

Ballast Book Company, WA

Your Ash Van Otterloo spot!

Third Place Books, WA

Shopper’s Delight: B&N Preorder Sale

  • Titles with trans, nonbinary, or ace-spec MCs have been tagged for ease of finding
  • Asterisked anthologies are collections that are entirely queer.

Middle Grade

Young Adult Hardcovers*

*These are new titles, which means their eBooks and Audiobooks are eligible as well.

Female Protags

Male Protags

Nonbinary Protags


Young Adult Paperbacks

Female Protags

Male Protags

Nonbinary Protags


Young Adult Graphic Novels

Adult Hardcovers

Female Protags

Male Protags

Nonbinary Protags

Adult Paperbacks

Female Protags

Male Protags

Nonbinary Protags

Trans eBooks Under $8!

All links are Amazon affiliate. Each purchase earns a small percentage of income for the site. All prices are accurate as of March 13, 2023.


Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston by Esme Symes-Smith (Nonbinary MG Fantasy)

Caroline’s Heart by Austin Chant (Paranormal M/F T4T Romance)

Coffee Boy by Austin Chant (Contemporary M/M Romance)


A Gym Rat’s Guide to Love by Roan Rosser and Ian M. Keller (Contemporary M/M Romance)

Trans Mission: My Quest to a Beard by Alex Bertie (Memoir)


Starting From Scratch by Jay Northcote (Contemporary M/M Romance)

Heart Haunt Havoc by Freydís Moon (Paranormal M/NB T4T Romance)

The Companion by EE Ottoman (Historical M/F/F Romance)


My Name is Magic by Xan van Rooyen (Nonbinary YA Fantasy)

Dead Collections by Isaac Fellman (Literary Paranormal M/F Romance)

Love Language by Reese Morrison (Contemporary M/M Romance)

Peter Darling by Austin Chant (M/M Fantasy Romance)


Fake It by Lily Seabrooke (Contemporary F/F Romance)


World Running Down by Al Hess (Dystopian) – note: the prequel short story, “Neuro Noir,” is free


Depart, Depart! by Sim Kern (Cli-Fi)

The Calyx Charm by May Peterson (M/F Fantasy)

Cyber Monday Book Sales: Kindle US Edition (YA)

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Running with Lions by Julian Winters (m/m  romance, $.99)

Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee (f/f superhero sci-fi, $.99)

Far From You by Tess Sharpe (bi thriller, $1.99)

Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard (lesbian contemporary, $1.99)

The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon (trans m/m fantasy, $2.99)

Ophelia After All by Racquel Marie (Sapphic contemporary, $2.99)

A Little Bit Country by Brian D. Kennedy (m/m romance, $2.99)

These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy (f/f fantasy, $2.99)

The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes (lesbian contemporary, $2.99)

This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria (aroace fantasy, $2.99)

Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore (genderqueer contemporary, $2.99)

Each of Us a Desert by Mark Oshiro (Sapphic magical realism, $2.99)

Fresh by Margot Wood (bi YA contemporary, $2.99)

Fave Five: YA Audiobooks with Non-Binary MCs

All links are Amazon or affiliate.

Man o’ War by Cory McCarthy, narrated by E.R. Fightmaster

I Wish You All the Best by Mason Deaver, narrated by MW Cartozio Wilson

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller, narrated by Deryn Edwards

Lakelore by Anna-Marie McLemore, narrated by Vico Ortiz and Avi Roque

The One True Me and You by Remi K. England, narrated by Vico Ortiz and Laura Knight Keating

Collectors’ Items, Vol. 3: Memoirs

This series is for helping you track down cool editions of your favorite books, be they special or international editions or what have you! (Available while supplies last, of course; I am not responsible for a fave selling out!))

Baggage by Alan Cumming (Signed UK Hardcover)

Untamed by Glennon Doyle (Signed US Hardcover) (Book of the Month)

Ten Steps to Nanette by Hannah Gadsby (Signed UK Edition)

Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe (Deluxe Edition)

Unprotected by Billy Porter (Signed US Hardcover)

Collector’s Items, Vol. 2: YA Fiction

This blog series is for helping you track down cool editions of your favorite books, be they special or international editions or what have you! (Available while supplies last, of course; we are not responsible for a fave selling out!)

All That's Left in the World: Signed Edition (Paperback)

All That’s Left in the World by Erik J. Brown (Signed UK Edition)

Signed copies of C.B. Lee’s entire backlist

Cafe Con Lychee by Emery Lee (Signed US Hardcover)

Signed copies of Malinda Lo’s entire backlist

Man o’ War by Cory McCarthy (Signed US Hardcover)

I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Signed Exclusive UK Edition) (Indigo Exclusive Edition)

At the End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp  (US Edition w/signed bookplate and postcard)

The Lesbiana’s Guide to Catholic School by Sonora Reyes (Signed US Hardcover)

The Hollow Heart by Marie Rutkoski (Illumicrate) (UK Edition, whose design matches the US hardcover of The Midnight Lie, though please note they have different trim sizes)

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (Deluxe Edition, with foreword by Becky Albertalli)

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Waterstones Special Edition)

The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera (Signed UK Edition)

Mooncakes by Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu (Collector’s Edition)

Shatter the Sky by Rebecca Kim Wells (Signed US Hardcover)

The Temperature of Me and You by Brian Zepka (Signed US Hardcover)


Collector’s Items, Vol. 1: Adult Fiction

This series is for helping you track down cool editions of your favorite books, be they special or international editions or what have you! (Available while supplies last, of course; I am not responsible for a fave selling out!))

Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield (Signed UK Hardcover)

The Atlas Six by Olivie Blake (Waterstones Exclusive Edition)

Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson (Signed UK Hardcover)

They by Kay Dick (McNally Edition)

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (Illumicrate)

You Made a Fool of Death With Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi (Signed UK Hardcover)

Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James (Signed Exclusive UK Edition) (Signed US Hardcover)

The Romantic Agenda by Claire Kann (Signed US Paperback)

Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly (Book of the Month)

Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune (Signed UK Hardcover) (Indigo Exclusive Edition)

Wild and Wicked Things by Francesca May (Signed UK Edition)

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (Hardcover Collectors’ Edition) (Book of the Month)

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (Illumicrate) (Indigo Exclusive Edition)

Best Laid Plans and Better Than People by Roan Parrish (Signed US Paperbacks)

The Verifiers by Jane Pek (Book of the Month)

Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters (German hardcover)

Detransition, Baby

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Book of the Month)

Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (Book of the Month)

Real Easy by Marie Rutkoski (Waterstones Special Edition)

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Special Edition)

Afterparties by Anthony Veasna So (Book of the Month)

Young Mungo by Douglas Stuart (Signed UK Hardcover)

Xeni by Rebekah Weatherspoon (and others) (Signed US paperbacks)

To Paradise by Hanya Yanagihara (Waterstones Special Edition)


2022 Paperback Release Calendar

This post will be continually updated as new pub dates arise.
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  • A Tip for the Hangman by Alison Epstein (Bks | Amz)
  • Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson (Bks | Amz)
  • I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee (Bks | Amz)


  • Ruinsong by Julia Ember (Bks | Amz)
  • History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera (Deluxe edition) (Bks | Amz)



  • Victories Greater than Death by Charlie Jane Anders (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • Forget this Ever Happened by Cassandra Rose Clarke (BksAmz| B&N)
  • Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo (Bks | Amz)


  • The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. (Bks | Amz)


  • Bruised by Tanya Boteju (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • A Complicated Love Story Set in Space by Shaun David Hutchinson (Bks | Amz)
  • Spin With Me by Ami Polonsky (Bks | Amz)



  • These Feathered Flames by Alexandra Overy (Bks | Amz | Target)
  • This is All Your Fault by Aminah Mae Safi (Bks | Amz | B&N)


  • Sarahland by Sam Cohen (Bks | Amz)
  • Can’t Take That Away by Steven Salvatore (Bks | Amz)


  • That Way Madness Lies ed. by Dahlia Adler (Bks | Amz)
  • Between Perfect and Real by Ray Stoeve (Bks | Amz | B&N)


  • Save Yourself by Cameron Esposito (Bks | Amz)
  • Phoenix Flame by Sara Holland (Bks | Amz )


  • She’s Too Pretty to Burn by Wendy Heart (Bks | Amz)
  • In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens (Bks | Amz)
  • As Far As You’ll Take Me by Phil Stamper (Bks | Amz | B&N)



  • Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi (Bks |Amz)
  • The Guncle by Steven Rowley (Bks | Amz)


  • The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch (Bks | Amz)
  • Meet Cute Diary by Emery Lee (Bks | Amz | B&N)


  • Some Girls Do by Jennifer Dugan (Bks | Amz)
  • The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales (Bks | B&N)
  • She Drives Me Crazy by Kelly Quindlen (Bks | Amz)
  • Sweet & Bitter Magic by Adrienne Tooley (Bks | Amz)


  • Girl on the Line by Faith Gardner (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • Anna K Away by Jenny Lee (Bks | Amz)
  • After Francesco by Brian Malloy (Bks | Amz | IB)
  • The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer (Bks | Amz | B&N)



  • Punch Me Up to the Gods by Brian Broome (Bks | Amz)
  • The Lost Coast by A.R. Capetta (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris (Amz)
  • The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo (Bks | Amz)


  • Jay’s Gay Agenda by Jason June (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman (Bks | Amz)
  • Love and Other Natural Disasters by Misa Sugiura (Bks | Amz)
  • The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Kaggie Tokuda-Hall (Bks | Amz | B&N)


  • The Key to You and Me by Jaye Robin Brown (Bks | Amz)
  • May the Best Man Win by ZR Ellor (Bks | Amz)
  • Zara Hossain is Here by Sabina Khan (Bks | Amz | Target)
  • Like Other Girls by Britta Lundin (Bks | Amz)
  • It Goes Like This by Miel Moreland (Bks | Amz)
  • All Kinds of Other by James Sie (Bks | Amz)


  • Pumpkin’ by Julie Murphy (Bks | Amz)
  • Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth (Bks | Amz)


  • With Teeth by Kristen Arnett (Bks | Amz)
  • The Ghosts We Keep by Mason Deaver (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • The Passing Playbook by Isaac Fitzsimons (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar (Bks| Amz | B&N)
  • The Lucky List by Rachael Lippincott (Bks | Amz)
  • The (Un)popular Vote by Jasper Sanchez (Bks | Amz)



  • The Marvelous by Claire Kann (Bks | Amz)
  • Reverie by Ryan La Sala (Bks | Amz)
  • A Wicked Magic by Sasha Laurens (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • It Ends in Fire by Andrew Shvarts (Bks | Amz | Target)


  • A Very Nice Box by Laura Blackett and Eve Gleichman (Bks | Amz)


  • This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron (Bks | Amz | B&N)
  • Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta (Bks | Amz | Target)



  • Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Bks | Amz | B&N)



  • A Lesson in Vengeance by Victoria Lee (Bks | Amz)



  • A Clash of Steel by CB Lee (Bks | Amz)


  • The River Has Teeth by Erica Waters (Bks | Amz)


  • The Dead and the Dark by Courtney Gould (Bks | Amz)



  • Things We Couldn’t Say by Jay Coles (Bks | Amz | B&N)


  • The Hollow Heart by Marie Rutkoski (Bks | Amz)



  • Briar Girls by Rebecca Kim Wells (Bks | Amz)



  • If This Gets Out by Cale Dietrich and Sophie Gonzales (Bks | Amz)

5 New eBooks Under $5!

The Bachelor’s Valet by Arden Powell (m/m historical fantasy, $3.99)

The Breath Between Waves by Charlotte Anne Hamilton (f/f historical romance, $4.99)

Just One Week by Chelsea M. Cameron (f/f contemporary romance, $4.99)

The Bennet Women by Eden Appiah-Kubi (cast romance with transfem protag, $4.99)

All Are Welcome by Liz Parker (contemporary lesbian fiction, $4.99)