BIG PRIDE || little library

Inspired by Epilogue Book Cafe's Reading Rainbows, and with a drastic increase of nationwide book bans in classrooms and libraries, Ernest & Hadley Booksellers launched our very own BIG PRIDE // little library (aka "Pride-brary") on June 21, 2023. We, too, believe members of the LGBTQIA+ community should be represented in as many media forms as possible. 

The Pride-brary is open 24/7/365 and is nestled in the back courtyard of the bookstore. We accept fiction and non-fiction contributions for all ages, but especially encourage middle grade, young adult, and new adult, as this Little Free Library (Charter #166710, 35401) is geared toward providing LGBTQ+ youth with accessible literature.

It's easy to make contributions* to the box through our website! If you are in need of a specific title, please inquire within during business hours if you feel comfortable, or email the store manager.

Here's how contributing* works:

ONLINE | We have some suggested titles below, but you can purchase books of your choosing, indicating in the Order Comments that the book(s)** is/are for the Pride Box. You can also let us decide which books to pick by making your contribution here.

IN STORE | In-person patrons can also purchase a book to donate by letting the cashier know at check-out that the book is for the Pride-brary/Pride box. You may also simply drop off donations from your own library at the front desk during store hours. 


“The idea is that queer youth, or anyone who wants a free queer book, can just pick it up,” Gaby Iori, owner of Epilogue Books explains (Madison Ward for Chapelboro.com, 11/2022). Click here to read more about how Gabi's Chapel Hill store helped grow this concept.


* Please keep in mind that as of now Ernest & Hadley Booksellers is not a 501(c)(3) and cannot provide a receipt for tax purposes, nor remove the sales tax, that is, unless you provide your own applicable tax exempt ID at checkout. We offer a 10% discount to cover the tax obligation, so for that very reason...

** Please keep orders to donate separate from book orders you intend to keep, or list which titles are specifically for the Pride Box in your order comments.


 

Bathe the Cat By Alice B. McGinty, David Roberts (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice B. McGinty, David Roberts (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781452142708
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 8th, 2022

The Best Bed for Me By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536207156
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Published: Candlewick - May 17th, 2022

ABC-Deconstructing Gender By Ashley Molesso, Chess Needham Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780762481408
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Published: Running Press Kids - May 2nd, 2023

Bye Bye, Binary By Eric Geron, Charlene Chua (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Eric Geron, Charlene Chua (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780063215146
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Published: HarperFestival - May 24th, 2022

Drum Roll, Please By Lisa Jenn Bigelow Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062791153
Availability: Backordered
Published: HarperCollins - May 14th, 2019

Different Kinds of Fruit By Kyle Lukoff Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593111208
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Published: Dial Books - April 11th, 2023

The Secret Summer Promise By Keah Brown Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781646141739
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Published: Levine Querido - June 6th, 2023

We Deserve Monuments By Jas Hammonds Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250816559
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - November 29th, 2022

All Boys Aren't Blue: A Memoir-Manifesto By George M. Johnson Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780374312718
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - April 28th, 2020

Juliet Takes a Breath By Gabby Rivera Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780593108178
Published: Dial Books - September 17th, 2019

Felix Ever After By Kacen Callender Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780062820266
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Balzer + Bray - April 20th, 2021

Imogen, Obviously By Becky Albertalli Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780063045873
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 2nd, 2023

Gwen & Art Are Not in Love: A Novel By Lex Croucher Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781250847218
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Published: Wednesday Books - November 28th, 2023

She Gets the Girl By Rachael Lippincott, Alyson Derrick Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534493797
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 5th, 2022

Heartstopper #1: A Graphic Novel By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338617436
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - May 5th, 2020

Heartstopper #2: A Graphic Novel By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338617474
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Published: Graphix - November 10th, 2020

Heartstopper #3: A Graphic Novel By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338617528
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Published: Graphix - May 4th, 2021

Heartstopper #4: A Graphic Novel By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alice Oseman, Alice Oseman (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781338617559
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphix - January 4th, 2022

Like a Love Story By Abdi Nazemian Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062839374
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 5th, 2020

Ziggy, Stardust and Me By James Brandon Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780525517665
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 13th, 2022

The Black Flamingo By Dean Atta Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062990303
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 25th, 2021

Elatsoe By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Darcie Little Badger, Rovina Cai (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781646140053
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Published: Levine Querido - August 25th, 2020

Ander & Santi Were Here: A Novel By Jonny Garza Villa Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250843999
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 2nd, 2023

This Book Is Gay By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Juno Dawson, David Levithan (Introduction by)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781728254326
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Published: Sourcebooks Fire - September 7th, 2021

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Penguin Vitae) By Audre Lorde Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780143134442
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Classics - February 25th, 2020

Legendary Children: The First Decade of RuPaul's Drag Race and the Last Century of Queer Life By Tom Fitzgerald, Lorenzo Marquez Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143134626
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - March 3rd, 2020

Gender Queer: A Memoir Deluxe Edition By Maia Kobabe Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781637150726
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Published: Oni Press - July 5th, 2022

We Have Always Been Here: A Queer Muslim Memoir By Samra Habib Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780735235007
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Published: Viking - June 4th, 2019

Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex By Angela Chen Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780807014738
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Published: Beacon Press - September 14th, 2021

Queer Heroes: Meet 53 LGBTQ Heroes From Past and Present! By Arabelle Sicardi, Sarah Tanat-Jones (Illustrator) Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781786034762
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Published: Wide Eyed Editions - September 17th, 2019

The Unbroken (Magic of the Lost #1) By C. L. Clark Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316542753
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Published: Orbit - March 23rd, 2021

The Faithless (Magic of the Lost #2) By C. L. Clark Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316542760
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Published: Orbit - March 7th, 2023

Mostly Dead Things By Kristen Arnett Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781947793309
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Published: Tin House Books - June 4th, 2019

Awkward and Definition: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag By Ariel Schrag Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781416552314
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Published: Touchstone - April 1st, 2008

Lumberjanes Vol. 1: Beware The Kitten Holy By ND Stevenson, Shannon Watters, Gus A. Allen (Illustrator), Grace Ellis Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781608866878
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Published: BOOM! Box - April 7th, 2015