5th Annual Rainbow Book Fair

Each year, the Rainbow Book Fair grows larger and more exciting: as the largest LGBT book expo in North America, the RBF is the place to learn about new trends in queer publishing. Exhibitors at the Fair range from academic presses to romance and erotica, from trade presses to art books and literary journals and beyond: it’s the Fair’s goal to represent the amazing variety of queer and trans writers and publishers.

CLAGS has sponsored the RBF for the past 4 years, and brings to the Fair an intellectual engagement with queer writing that has been the RBF’s trademark. As always, the Fair will feature over 100 exhibitors, an all-day Poetry Salon, panels, readings, and appearances by major queer writers. Panel themes represent the depth and breadth of LGBT literary production: the efflorescence of new trans fiction, Asian American queer writers, the popularity of queer detective novels, and what happens when poets write fiction and fiction writers turn to poetry. And speaking of poetry, the RBF Poetry Salon curated by Nathaniel Siegel and Regie Cabico is one of the high points of the queer literary calendar. We’ll also have a full roster of prose readings throughout the day.

The 5th annual Rainbow Book Fair will be in a new space this year, the Holiday Inn Midtown, from noon to 6pm. Come and be a part of the most exciting LGBT book event in the U.S. featuring more than 100 publishers, writers, poets, editors, booksellers, and the 1500+ readers who love and buy their books—from the serious to the wild, from the zany to the super hot. The Rainbow Book Fair is totally free to the public with book discounts and giveaways. Join us for a day of queer book thrills! For more information, visit www.rainbowbookfair. org

Holiday Inn Midtown
440 W.57th Street
(between 9th and 10th Avenues)
Noon to 6pm