Aldalyn Eleanor Ross

Aldalyn grew up with a bunch of weird siblings who expressed themselves by literally joining the circus. Since Aldalyn feared heights and most forms of physical exertion, they became a writer instead. They read, scribble, and enable young word lovers in Newark, NJ, where they are affectionately known as Mx. Aly, Library Unicorn. Find them on social media @mx_alycorn

Happy National Coming Out Day!

We're recognizing National Coming Out Day all day with posts from LGBTQIA+ Rioters and guests, including this coming out story from our guest editor.

Literary Tourism: Newark, New Jersey

33 Powerful Roxane Gay Quotes to Rekindle Your Feminist Spirit

33 powerful Roxane Gay quotes that will rekindle your intersectional feminist spirit--and remind you that you're not alone.

How To Support Webcomics Creators on Free Comic Book Day

Ways you can support the creators of some of the best webcomics this Free Comic Book Day!

Genderqueerness in the Library

A reader recounts “Genderful! Exploring Gender Through Art,” presented by the Brooklyn Public Library, and writes about the impact and importance of events around genderqueerness in public libraries.

826 Valencia: A Writing Center and Pirate Store In One

5 Violent Books I’m Glad I Pushed Myself to Read

A self-described wimpy reader shares the five violent books she's glad she pushed herself to read (including one legitimate horror novel!)

The Book Squad: How Books Give Me A Way to Love Women

"I may never know exactly how to ask the women I fall for to come, and stay, in my life. But when I’m talking to them about books, that’s okay."

THE LOTTERYS PLUS ONE Is the Queer Happily-Ever-After We Deserve

Why Emma Donoghue's middle grade novel is so important.

The Wet Swimsuit Paradise: Remembering How to Read Mindfully

On mindfulness, overthinking, and reading in a wet bathing suit.