Harry has been a bookseller his entire adult life and will buy anything put out by Maggie Nelson, Richard Kadrey, Tamsyn Muir, or Thomas Page Mcbee. When not at work he can be found running for Abel Township and cooking (poorly, but enthusiastically) with DnD streaming in the background. 

Favorite Genres: 
Children's Lit
LGBTQ Fiction
Book Recommendations: 
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Big Swiss: A Novel By Jen Beagin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982153083
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Scribner - February 7th, 2023

Tart and overwhelming as a warhead with a slow, satisfying ending…this book is immaculate. I would read a hundred more stories about this town and these people.   - Harry 


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Namaste Is a Greeting By Suma Subramaniam, Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Suma Subramaniam, Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536217834
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Candlewick - October 11th, 2022

I love the graceful shapes and vibrant colors of this sweet book! This is an instantly rereadable work of art, any of these pages would be at home in a frame. ~Harry

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Our Wives Under the Sea: A Novel By Julia Armfield Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250229892
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Flatiron Books - July 12th, 2022

I’m calling it now, in July, I’ve found my favorite book of the year. This is the warmest and most romantic book I’ve ever cried on public transit over. Poignant and sweet in equal measure I turned the pages as slowly as I could to make it last.  ~Harry

X: A Novel By Davey Davis Cover Image
ISBN: 9781646220939
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Catapult - June 28th, 2022

This slick book grabbed me by the throat last year and I can still feel it. Totally unique yet deeply, uncomfortably familiar, this is a story I felt in my bones. ~Harry

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See You Soon By Mariame Kaba, Bianca Diaz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mariame Kaba, Bianca Diaz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781642597639
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Haymarket Books - March 1st, 2022

This is a loving and graceful book about a young child separated from her mother by incarceration and the ways her family stays close and whole together. Inspired to act? --Harry

Mariame Kaba can also be found in the Sociology aisle - We Do This 'Til We Free Us

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Every Night Is Pizza Night By J. Kenji López-Alt, Gianna Ruggiero (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324005254
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Norton Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

This is my favourite book about the moment you realize for the first time that other people have different experiences...wow!! --Harry


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The Deviant's War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America By Eric Cervini Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250798503
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Picador - June 1st, 2021

There is tangible power in knowing your history and feeling the love of those who came before you. If you are intimidated by tomes of queer nonfiction or jaded by corporate pride parades, this is the perfect book for you. --Harry

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Original Plumbing: The Best of Ten Years of Trans Male Culture By Amos Mac (Editor), Rocco Kayiatos (Editor), Tiq Milan (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Amos Mac (Editor), Rocco Kayiatos (Editor), Tiq Milan (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781936932597
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Amethyst Editions - June 11th, 2019

I can vividly remember reading ‘My Pullups Parable’ for the first time and thinking...yes! I’m so glad this wonderful piece of transgender history has been conserved, and I especially recommend it if you’ve been missing your queer community lately. --Harry

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The Secret Lives of Church Ladies By Deesha Philyaw Cover Image
ISBN: 9781949199734
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: West Virginia University Press - September 1st, 2020

The warmth and compassion of these stories can't be overstated - they made me hungry in every way possible. Deesha Philyaw sets up snapshots that feel deeply intimate without voyeurism and universal without vagueness. I will, without question, be reading this over and over. --Harry

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I Hope This Finds You Well: Poems By Kate Baer Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063137998
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Harper Perennial - November 9th, 2021

To live in the world is to make your peace, every day, with a certain amount of pain. The way Kate Baer turns her ugly-caustic-condescending incoming mail into poetry is refreshing to the soul. To see these familiar messages held up to the light and declawed is delightful. --Harry

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Poet Warrior: A Memoir By Joy Harjo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393248524
Availability: Usually Arrives at Kepler's in 3-14 Days
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 7th, 2021

Our Poet Laureate is a storyteller of grace and insight, keenly connected to the flow of the world. To read her work is to be spoken to intimately, and to be guided down her intense and passionate path is a privilege I highly recommend. --Harry

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My Life as a White Trash Zombie By Diana Rowland Cover Image
ISBN: 9780756406752
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: DAW - July 5th, 2011

This is a warm and heartening series for folks with a strong stomach - Angel Crawford is my hero. --Harry

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The Devil You Know (Felix Castor #1) By Mike Carey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316511766
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Orbit - March 27th, 2018

If you like for urban fantasy to have a  sense of humour then Felix Castor is your man. This series is dark and vibrant simultaneously with characters to root for til the end.  --Harry

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Gideon the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Series #1) By Tamsyn Muir Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250313188
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Tordotcom - July 14th, 2020

This series is the most fun I’ve had reading since I was ten. It’s an irreverent comedy. It’s a deeply intimate tragedy. It’s a puzzle. It’s unlike anything else. --Harry

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Bluets By Maggie Nelson Cover Image
ISBN: 9781933517407
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Wave Books - October 1st, 2009

I read this book at least once a year and at LEAST seven times per breakup. Bluets will get you through it.  --Harry

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Made for Love: A Novel By Alissa Nutting Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062280596
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Ecco - July 3rd, 2018

This raw and raunchy book will swing you between laughter and catharsis before depositing you at the end, panting, exhilarated. If you read the first page and like it it only gets better from there. --Harry

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Drive Here and Devastate Me By Megan Falley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781938912863
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Write Bloody Publishing - September 26th, 2018

It did. This gorgeous, bare collection found a home in my heart I hadn't realized was vacant. --Harry

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Vampires in the Lemon Grove: And Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries) By Karen Russell Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307947475
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Vintage - January 14th, 2014

Karen Russell is a master of tone, somehow always perfectly capturing Florida beaches and swamps exactly as I remember them. This collection includes both of my favourite short stories ever - Proving Up and Dougbert Shackleton's Rules for Antarctic Tailgating - as well as many other creepy, funny, creepily-funny tales. --Harry

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Hola Papi: How to Come Out in a Walmart Parking Lot and Other Life Lessons By John Paul Brammer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982141516
Availability: In Stock at Kepler's Now
Published: Simon & Schuster - June 7th, 2022

Readers familiar with ¡Hola Papi! as an advice column will recognize JP Brammer's warm and generous writing immediately. Through the years I have felt profoundly understood both by the author and his audience - such a gift in a genre I had previously felt no connection with. I wholeheartedly recommend this book, and his work as a whole, to all. --Harry

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The Less Than Epic Adventures of Tj and Amal (Tj & Amal #1) By E. K. Weaver (Illustrator) Cover Image
By E. K. Weaver (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780983875550
Published: Iron Circus Comics - April 14th, 2015

This omnibus began as a webcomic in 2009 which ran for many years - I vividly remember the day the final page was posted! Come for the incredible landscapes and gorgeously composed explicit pages, stay for the frank and authentic story.  --Harry