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Books about sexual politics, theory, culture and ideas with a focus on queer and trans communities and people.

Whipping Girl
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In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observations—both pre- and post-transition—to reveal the way ... (read more)

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$29.50 CAD

A Safe Girl to Love
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A Safe Girl to Love
Eleven unique short stories that stretch from a rural Canadian Mennonite town to a hipster gay bar in Brooklyn, featuring young trans women stumbling through loss, sex, harassment, and love. These stories, shiny with whiskey and prairie sunsets, rattling subways and neglected cats, show growing up ... (read more)

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$27.25 CAD

Army of Lovers
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Army of Lovers
A Community History of Will Munro
The much anticipated Army of Lovers from Sarah Liss is so much more than a mere biography of Toronto artist and activist Will Munro. Instead, Liss enlists Will's friends, co-conspirators, and family to tell the story of Will Munro's life and legacy. From ... (read more)

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$13.95 CAD

Blood, Marriage, Wine and Glitter
Blood, Marriage, Wine and Glitter
S. Bear Bergman returns with a third collection of essays! A sweet and inspiring dedication to what makes a queer family, from spunkles to poly lovers, from gutsy grandmothers to husbands and his fiery three year old child, all finding the spaces to fight for a world without such narrow gender binar ... (read more)

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$18.95 CAD

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation
Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation
Trans-activists Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman have collected an anthology of fictional and non-fictional writing from the drastic position of gender outlaws, both visible and invisible. This collection of essays draws from several different positions, proving that there is no one experience of ... (read more)

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$22.95 CAD

He Mele A Hilo
He Mele A Hilo
Something strange is happening in Hilo. Noleani Choi’s new show about the life of Jesus Christ told through hula dance has everyone, especially her halau, wondering what she could possibly be thinking. Rumors circulate about a rich guy from the mainland, and the dancers and their friends must reckon ... (read more)

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$28.00 CAD

I've Got a Time Bomb
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I've Got a Time Bomb
On her way home from a gay wedding, Sybil’s eponymous protagonist is ambushed, beaten, and left for dead on the train tracks. Days later, Sybil awakens in a hospital and finds her skull has been reconstructed, but it quickly becomes clear that her version of “normal” and “reality” may have been perm ... (read more)

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$32.00 CAD

Nobody Passes
Nobody Passes
Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity
By Matthew Bernstein Sycamore
A set of cleverly written and thoughtful essays that attempt to tackle the concept of “passing”. Rather, the stories of those living outside and challenging the dichotomy of gender. A must read, for those of ... (read more)

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$22.95 CAD

Rough Paradise
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Rough Paradise
Rough Paradise is an absolute gift to the genre of novellas, and is the first of what we hope will be many works in this format by the talented writer, playwright, artist and performer, Alec Butler! The story is told by Terry, a young boy growing up Intersex in a small town on Canada's East coast. T ... (read more)

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$18.00 CAD

She Of The Mountains
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She Of The Mountains
Creator of the acclaimed "What I Love About Being Queer" and a recent book of short and gorgeous prose, "God Loves Hair", multimedia artist Vivek Shraya has birthed another literary gem with her first novel "She Of The Mountains". Stunningly illustrated by Raymond Biesinger, this novel explores expe ... (read more)

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$18.95 CAD

Six Positions
Six Positions
By Andy Quan
Canadian writer Andy Quan’s first collection of gay erotica and sex writings has finally hit CAYA’s shelves. As we all know, it’s a challenge to find really literary sex writing, but Andy Quan has found the perfect balance between pornography and art. His stories, some previou ... (read more)

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$19.95 CAD

The Collection
The Collection
A dynamic composite of rising stars, The Collection represents the depth and range of tomorrow’s finest writers chronicling transgender narratives. 28 authors from North America converge in a single volume to showcase the future of trans literature and the next great movements in queer art.

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$23.00 CAD

Transgender History
Transgender History
Written in an informative yet extremely readable format, Transgender History traces back the ups and downs of trans rights and movements over the last half century. Discusses underground scenes, political changes, stand-out figures, health care battles, acceptance in different communities, and much ... (read more)

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$21.50 CAD

Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution
Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution
Depicted as duplicitous, traitorous, and promiscuous, bisexuality has long been suspected, marginalized, and rejected by both straight and gay communities alike.

Bi takes a long overdue, comprehensive look at bisexual politics—from the issues surrounding biphobia/monosexism, feminism, and tran ... (read more) This item is currently out of stock

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$22.95 CAD

Brazen Femme
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Brazen Femme
This fierce and thoughtful anthology of diverse experiences explores Femme identity as more than simply a binary relational identity to Butch, and busts through stereotypes and assumptions. A wide spectrum of Femme Identified folks spill their guts on these pages in the form of poetry, comics, prose ... (read more) This item is currently out of stock

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$21.95 CAD

Captive Genders
Captive Genders
Pathologized, terrorized, and confined, trans/gender non-conforming and queer folks have always struggled against the enormity of the prison industrial complex. The first collection of its kind, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith bring together current and former prisoners, activists, and academics to of ... (read more) This item is currently out of stock

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$29.50 CAD

Hot Wet and Shaking
Hot Wet and Shaking
How I Learned To Talk About Sex
While Hot, Wet and Shaking is Kaleigh Trace's first book, readers may already be familiar with her writing from her coil-bound zine, Every Body's Doing It, or her fantastic blog, The Fucking Facts. With prose that is powerful and sensitive, bold yet welcomin ... (read more) This item is currently out of stock

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$24.25 CAD

Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme
Persistence: All Ways Butch and Femme
Persistence is a multi-faceted gem - editors Ivan E. Coyote and Zena Sharman further explore many of the themes from Joan Nestle's 1992 reader, The Persistent Desire, by enlisting the incredible voices of many of this era's prominent queer and trans writers and activists. With ... (read more) This item is currently out of stock

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$21.95 CAD

The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You
The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You
A collection of essays on personal experiences, escapades, and adventures one has with gender and identity (and sexuality), Nearest Exit is an excellent book filled with smart, often humourous and thought-provoking tales. S Bear Bergman's new classic is a fantastic read, and a great addition to the ... (read more) This item is currently out of stock

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$19.95 CAD

Why Are Faggots So Afraid Of Faggots?
Why Are Faggots So Afraid Of Faggots?
Flaming Challenges to Maculinity, Objectification, and the Desire the Conform Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, editor of "Nobody Passes" and "That's Revolting! Queer Strategies to Resisting Assimilation," has complied a diverse range of essays from queers who challenge the contemporary trend of m ... (read more) This item is currently out of stock

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$24.50 CAD

 

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