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QEWBOO Sci Fi/Fantasy Book Club

QEWBOO stands for Queer Explorers of Worlds Beyond Our Own. The book club reads queer speculative/science fiction and fantasy. Many of the books read contain graphic content. Participants are encouraged to review trigger warnings before starting any book, and alternative readings are suggested when appropriate. It is held on the last Sunday of each month at 2 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.

Contact Arlo at with any questions.

Cost: Please bring a contribution (sliding scale $1-5) for the meeting room reservation at Under the Umbrella. If $1 a month is a barrier for you, you are still welcome to attend!

COVID Precautions: It is a requirement for both the bookstore and the book club to wear a mask.

2024 Book Schedule

When possible, please support the store and the authors by purchasing a copy here! Most books should also be available at local libraries. One copy of each book is available for free to any BIPOC interested in reading the book but unable or unwilling to pay for a copy.

January | This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar

February | Siren Queen by Nghi Vo

March | Brown Girl in the Ring by Nalo Hopkinson

April | Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

May | Squire by Nadia Shammas

June | The Water Outlaws by SL Huang

July | When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb

August | In the Watchful City by S Qiouyi Lu

September | The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

October | The Gilda Stories by Jewelle Gomez

November | An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon

December | To Be Taught if Fortunate by Becky Chambers

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