Casey Stepaniuk

Known in some internet circles as Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, Casey Stepaniuk is a writer and librarian who holds an MA in English literature and an MLIS. Topics and activities dear to her heart include cats, bisexuality, libraries, queer (Canadian) literature, and drinking tea. She runs the website Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, where you can find reviews of LGBTQ+ Canadian books. She also writes a monthly column on Autostraddle recommending queer books called Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian. Find her on Twitter: @canlesbrarian, Litsy: CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian, Goodreads: CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian, and Facebook: Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian.

6 Awesome Queer Halloween Books

For those of you who want your Halloween spooky reads LGBTQ, I've got a list of 6 incredible queer Halloween books for you!

10 Great 2020 Adult LGBTQ+ Fantasy Books

From bisexual mages with dangerous magical artifacts in The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso to gay monster hunters and vampires in love, there’s 2020 adult LGBTQ+ fantasy for everyone!

10 Great 2020 Adult LGBTQ+ Science Fiction Books

From space operas with sapphic women to nonbinary artists and mechanical dragons! Check out this this list of 2020 adult LGBTQ+ science fiction books, including The Seep by Chana Porter.

Why THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB Netflix Series is Even Better Than the Books

I watched the first season of the Babysitters Club Netflix series and think it's even better than the original books. Here are four reasons why!

Who Said It: Fiona Apple or Virginia Woolf?

Find out how well you know both bold, poetic feminist powerhouse writers by deciding who said it: Fiona Apple or Virginia Woolf!

Best Comics We Read April–June 2020

Find your next comic on this list of Rioters recent favorite graphic novel reads.

6 Nonfiction Canadian Books by Black Authors About Racism

Need to self-educate? Start with this list of 6 nonfiction Canadian books by Black authors about racism, anti-Blackness, and anti-racist activism.

Why Publishing Needs to Pay Attention to the Nuances Within the LGBTQ+ Acronym

Why is it that when book publishers and publicists say LGBTQ+ books, they usually mean gay and cisgender? Use LGBTQ+ for books only when it really applies!

The Keeping a Secret Romance Trope: Romance Tropetonite

There are plenty of good reasons for keeping a secret in romance novels. Here's why, plus eight great examples of the keeping a secret romance trope.

10 Great Bisexual Women Books of 2020

I live to see bisexual women books representation and 2020 is shaping out to be an amazing year. Here are 10 bi+ women books I’m really excited to read.

10 Great 2020 Queer Women Romance Books to Watch Out For

Looking for awesome 2020 queer women romance books? I’ve got you covered! Go forth and read about queer ladies in love all year!

The Enemies to Lovers Romance Trope: Romance Tropetonite

What I love about the enemies to lovers romance trope is it sets up the story for believable obstacles. Hate to love for the win!

How to Host a Book Tasting for Adults at a Public Library

There are resources for kids' book tastings, but what about the grown people? Here's a how-to for hosting a book tasting for adults at a public library.

15 Great New LGBTQ Middle Grade Books

We're currently experiencing a wonderful boom in LGBTQ middle grade books. Here are 15 awesome ones from the last few years!

8 Great Contemporary Romance Audiobooks

Eight books that are wonderful audiobooks *and* contemporary romances, making them absolutely great contemporary romance audiobooks!