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.

Four Great Graphic Novels in French

Need to brush up on your French, or learning for the first time? Try these four fabulous graphic novels in French and let the pictures help you!

Meet Your New Favorite Darkly Comic, Magical Realist Writer: Eden Robinson

An introduction to the Indigenous, Canadian author Eden Robinson who writes gritty, raw fiction that is magical, hilarious, suspenseful, and moving.

LGBTQA Science Fiction and Fantasy YA by #OwnVoices Authors

This is a diverse #OwnVoices list of LGBTQA science fiction and fantasy YA, including books with trans, genderqueer, bisexual, and asexual characters!

5 Great Canadian Muslim Books

A list of Canadian Muslim books, featuring YA, memoirs, mysteries, and literary fiction by authors like Kamal Al-Solaylee, Ausman Khan, and Farzana Doctor!

5 Great Lesbian Movies Based on Books

These five fantastic lesbian movies were first books! You should probably read the book and watch the movie. Or the other way around, you do you.

6 Excellent Books by Trans Authors Available as Audiobooks

These six great trans audiobooks, ranging from YA to middle-grade to dark fantasy to memoir to feminist theory, are all by trans authors!

6 YA Novels by Indigenous Women Authors

A list of excellent Indigenous YA novels by Indigenous women authors, ranging from science fiction to realistic fiction.

The Best Books We Read in November

There's something for every reader in this round-up of the best books we read in November!

5 Fat-Positive Queer YA Books

A list of YA novels that have positive, complex representations of both fat and queer people, even occasionally someone who is fat and queer!

8 Books with Queer Polyamorous Characters

A list of eight novels with queer polyamorous characters, including science fiction, fantasy, YA, and contemporary fiction.

Public Library Book Displays, Diversity, and Responsibility

Creating book displays at public libraries: a seemingly mundane task that is actually quite a responsibility.

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: 10 Hilarious Gay Book Covers from the ’90s

A list of 10 hilarious, cheesy lesbian / gay book covers from the '90s.

8 Amazing Audiobooks by Black Authors

From magical realism to funny personal essays to epic love stories, all of these audiobooks by black authors are amazingly written and narrated.

6 More Ways to Become a Power Library User

From taking advantage of writers-in-residence to learning skills in workshops to using tech equipment, here are some ways to become a pro library user.

My Favourite Last Lines from Some of My Favourite Novels

A list of one reader's favourite last lines / closing sentences from some of her favourite books, from Victorian novels to contemporary Indigenous fiction.