A while ago I started intentionally reading more queer books, and it was incredible! I loved seeing myself reflected in main characters. I loved being introduced to the experiences of people in my community that I would never otherwise have known of. Once I was hooked that was it. I checked my local bookshop for an LGBT+ section but there wasn’t one. I looked at big online book retailers and found their selection woefully uncurated. It seemed you had to already know what’s new in queer fiction to get it, and I didn’t. After exhausting my word-of-mouth recommendations and becoming frustrated by the amount of time it was taking to find something to read I thought, “you know what? I would just pay someone to send me one really good queer book every month. Perfect, I will treat myself.” But this didn’t exist either. Necessity, as they say, is the mother of creation and so here is Queer Book Box.
Queer Book Box is a curated selection of queer fiction delivered through a monthly subscription. We carefully select books by queer authors which reflect the depth and diversity of our community. It is the only queer owned, queer supplied literary fiction subscription out there.
- Georgia, founder