Booksigning Event at Giovanni’s Room in Philadelphia

An Evening of Gay Men’s Romance at Giovanni’s Room

Philadelphia, PA (August 12, 2011) Join MLR Press at Giovanni’s Room for an up close and personal book signing featuring the award winning authors of some of the best in contemporary gay fiction.  The evening will include readings by: Victor Banis, Ally Blue, James Buchanan, Z.A. Maxfield, William Neale, and Rick R. Reed.  Selections from their current releases will showcase a variety of heat, from sweet romance to scorching erotica, and genre ranging from horror through mystery, BDSM, humor and more.

Also attending and signing books: Laura Baumbach, Kimberly Gardner, Ethan Day, Jet Mykles, Diana DeRicci, Taylor Donovan, Liz Strange, DH Star, David Juhren, and Karenna Colcroft.

Giovanni’s Room, founded in 1973, is the oldest gay bookstore in the US. Housed in historic buildings from the 1800s, Giovanni’s intimate setting and comfortable ambiance allows readers and authors to connect one-on-one, providing a unique experience. Attendees can mingle with their favorite author or discover new books and authors.

Owned by best-selling, award-winning author Laura Baumbach, MLR Press offers the highest quality stories to readers of gay fiction and erotic romance. MLR Press titles include multiple award-winning and Lambda nominated books such as the Donald Strachey Mystery Series by Richard Stevenson and The Golden Age of Gay Fiction edited by Drewey Wayne Gunn, a Benjamin Franklin Award winner. Books from MLR Press take readers on amazing adventures through the creative minds of a small, select group of bright, uniquely talented authors and artists.

Friday, August 12, 2011, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Giovanni’s Room, 345 S. 12th Street

Philadelphia, PA

For additional information on this book signing and reading:

Bios and other information for the authors reading at the event can be found on their websites:

Ally Blue:

Victor Banis:

James Buchanan:

ZA Maxfield:

William Neale:

Rick R. Reed:


  • Some wonderful, sweet, sharing person MUST go and get pictures for those of us who have to work. My ebook addiction is horrible and has to be paid.

  • I can’t wait for this! Really looking forward to seeing Giovanni’s Room, meeting the other authors, and anyone else that decides to show up.

    I’m so sorry you missed this by a week Lynn! It would’ve been great to meet you IP.

  • This sounds like so much fun and what a fantastic group of writers!!!
    I can’t make it this year…but I would love to attend this event in the future!
    Hope everyone has a great time and I want to hear reports on the event…

  • Wah! If I was still on the east coast, I so totally would make the drive to Philly from Pittsburgh (but I just got back on Thursday). Sounds fun!


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