My Father Was a Toltec and Selected Poems

AUTHOR: Ana CastilloPUBLISHER: AnchorLANGUAGE: EnglishDATE: 1994PAGES: 192ISBN: 978140003499 My Father Was a Toltec and Selected Poems by Ana Castillo Mixing the lyrical with the colloquial, the tender with the tough, Ana Castillo has a deserved reputation as one of the country’s most powerful and entrancing novelists, but she began her literary career as a poet … Continue reading My Father Was a Toltec and Selected Poems

Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy

EDITOR: Jiz LeePUBLISHER: ThreeL MediaLANGUAGE: EnglishDATE: 2015PAGES: 320ISBN: 9780990557166) Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy edited by Jiz Lee Does your mother know? What does your family think? Has being in porn affected your dating life?These top the most commonly asked questions of those in the adult industry. Coming … Continue reading Coming Out Like a Porn Star: Essays on Pornography, Protection, and Privacy

On The Threshold: Home, Hardwood, and Holiness

AUTHOR: Elizabeth Jarrett AndrewPUBLISHER: Basic BooksLANGUAGE: EnglishDATE: 2005PAGES: 240ISBN: 9780813342962 On The Threshold: Home, Hardwood, and Holiness by Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew Elizabeth Andrew writes as an act of connecting to her surroundings both geographically and spiritually. Capturing the land of her childhood backyard–the Hudson river valley and her spiritual home and new house in Minneapolis, … Continue reading On The Threshold: Home, Hardwood, and Holiness

Impervious: Confessions of a Semi-Retired Deviant

AUTHOR: Janet W. HardyPUBLISHER: SinCyr Publishing LLCLANGUAGE: EnglishDATE: 2019PAGES: 230ISBN: 9781948780094 Impervious: Confessions of a Semi-Retired Deviant by Janet W. Hardy Others have turned to Janet W. Hardy for advice on the thorniest and most challenging questions they face – questions of sex, polyamory, kink, and self-identity. She’s answered those questions while providing a constructive … Continue reading Impervious: Confessions of a Semi-Retired Deviant

Alice Walker: A Life

AUTHOR: Evelyn C. WhitePUBLISHER: W. W. Norton CompanyLANGUAGE: EnglishDATE: 2004PAGES: 496ISBN: 9780393328264) Alice Walker: A Life by Evelyn C. White Alice Walker’s life is remarkable not only because she was the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction (the book that won her that award, The Color Purple, has been translated into nearly … Continue reading Alice Walker: A Life

A Woman Like Me

AUTHOR: Bettye LaVette, David RitzPUBLISHER: Blue Rider PressLANGUAGE: EnglishDATE: 2012PAGES: 272ISBN:  9780399159381 A Woman Like Me by Bettye LaVette and David Ritz As a teenager in Detroit, Bettye LaVette had a hit single with “My Man–He’s a Lovin’ Man.” By the time she was twenty, she had faded back into obscurity and was barely surviving … Continue reading A Woman Like Me

New arrivals | September — October 2021

The Bi Pan Library mailbox was BURSTING this month! 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…

Nonfiction arrivals — March 2021

The Bi Pan Library mailbox was BURSTING this month! 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…

A letter from the founder

Hello, friends. I think it’s past time I introduce myself! I’m Bren, the founder & curator at the Bi Pan Library.⁠ I’d like to talk a bit about how and why I started the library. The Bi Pan Library started as a personal project back in 2015. Queer spaces are largely inaccessible to me because … Continue reading A letter from the founder


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