New nonfiction arrivals
The Bi Pan Library mailbox was BURSTING this month, and our homepage and sidebars enjoyed an update with the addition of a search bar.
We set up our Bookshop affiliate shop so that your book purchases can fund our resources, at no additional cost to you! Read more about our affiliate relationships here.
Thanks to funds from this fundraising zine, in October we were able to add several more expensive secondhand books to our collection. Particularly exciting are four June Jordan books, three rare vintage erotica titles, and a long list of zines!
Also, thanks to two generous private donation, in November we were able to purchase a large number of rare vintage periodicals: twelve pristine issues of California community newsletter The Bi-Monthly from the 1970s-80s, seven issues of Anything That Moves magazine, and one issue of the extremely rare and short-lived sex magazine Logomotive/Slippery When Wet.
These are all very precious pieces of bisexual history, and we’re happy to be able to preserve physical copies.
Anything That Moves magazine was a US bisexual magazine, published by the San Francisco Bay Area Bisexual Network (now the Bay Area Bi+ & Pan Network) between 1990 and 2002. You can read scans of every single Anything That Moves issue via the Archiving Anything That Moves project.
We also added 12 issues of a California bisexual center’s community newsletter, The Bi-Monthly, from the 1970s-80s. More details about this collection coming in the future. The Bi-Monthly and Logomotive/Slippery When Wet are difficult to find information about online. We will be working on obtaining permission to scan the issues we have and make PDFs available to the public.
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