Reading the Rainbow Book Club

Monday, February 12, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Konner and Stephanie host a monthly queer book club, Reading the Rainbow! February's meeting will be a discussion of DEAD COLLECTIONS by Isaac Fellman on February 12th at 7 PM at Print: A Bookstore (273 Congress Street).

20% of our profits for this book will be going to Equality Community Center for their campaign to renovate their new location and to start planning a 60-unit affordable housing building focused on providing housing for queer and vulnerable community members.

A whirlwind romance between an eccentric archivist and a grieving widow explores what it means to be at home in your own body in this clever, humorous, and heartfelt novel.

When archivist Sol meets Elsie, the larger than life widow of a moderately famous television writer who's come to donate her wife's papers, there's an instant spark. But Sol has a secret: he suffers from an illness called vampirism, and hides from the sun by living in his basement office. On their way to falling in love, the two traverse grief, delve into the Internet fandom they once unknowingly shared, and navigate the realities of transphobia and the stigmas of carrying the "vampire disease."
Then, when strange things start happening at the collection, Sol must embrace even more of the unknown to save himself and his job. DEAD COLLECTIONS is a wry novel full of heart and empathy, that celebrates the journey, the difficulties and joys, in finding love and comfort within our own bodies.  



Dead Collections: A Novel By Isaac Fellman Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143136910
Availability: Recently On Our Shelves
Published: Penguin Books - February 22nd, 2022

Event address: 
Print: A Bookstore
273 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101