How to shop for...The Bookworm

Amazon Kindle Ebook Reader, $139 to $379

Despite all the competition, the Kindle remains a popular ebook reader choice. It has a crisp display, great battery life, and a zippy interface.

There are Wi-Fi-only, Wi-Fi+3G, and extra large DX versions of the device available.

A Rare Book, $.01 to $1,000,000

Reference Modern Library's list of the 100 Best Novels to make a classic pick for your bibliophile.

The Great Gatsby, 1984, The Sun Also Rises---all here, and all wonderful selections for the reader's pleasure.

Moleskine Ebook Reader Covers, $35 to $60

Moleskine's official iPad and Kindle covers are available through AbeBooks and Alibris.

Zelco “itty bitty” Slim LED Booklight

Slim LED booklight has dual LED bulbs that are optically designed to distribute even light on both pages. Gooseneck is fully retractable and can be positioned at any angle. One touch on / off button. Slide button to release stainless steel clip. The stainless steel clip attaches to the spine of books, binders, day planners and much more.

Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English Language

If big is better, the unabridged Webster's Third New International Dictionary is among the best. Weighing 12.5 pounds and measuring 4 inches thick, its 2,662 pages define more than 450,000 words spanning "a" to "zyzzogeton," including words ("disselboom" for instance) not found in other dictionaries, plus clear definitions, comprehensive etymologies, interesting asides, literary usage quotes, and a comfortable typeface.

Custom gift books

Founded in 1983, The Beveled Edge custom frame shop and gift store is a leader in Nashville's custom framing industry. Their extensive book selection delights many customers who seek the out-of-the-ordinary humorous and quirky.  Subjects for our titles include sports & leisure, pets, entertaining, art, travel, fashion and more.

Storage options

Since 2010, Old Made Good (OMG) has offered a handpicked collection of vintage and locally made goods. The East Nashville store features totes, wire baskets and handbags that you can use to store your beloved books. Check out their supply of men's and women's clothing so you can dress to impress in the coffee shop of your choice!


By Scott Pasfield

224 pages, 9¼ x 11½ Hardcover


100 Photographs and Autobiographical Profiles of 140 American Men Who Just Happen To Be Gay Reveal Unstereotypical Lives Far From the Gay Pride Parade Route

Joan Rivers, Colin Farrell, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are among the many stars who’ve been photographed by New York City celebrity photographer Scott Pasfield, but for his moving new coffee table book Gay In America, Pasfield stepped out of the limelight and into the homes and the lives of 140 gay American men in all 50 states. A great gift for gay men and those who love them, give the book Michael Musto of the Village Voice calls, “Sprawling, moving, and inspiring cross section" and about which Lynn Evarts of the America Library Association raves, “This is one of the most important gay books a library can offer teens.” Available at, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound.

WhistlePig + Alfa Romeo F1

SHOREHAM, VT (September 13, 2023) — WhistlePig Whiskey, the leaders in independent craft whiskey, and Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake are waving the checkered flag on a legend-worthy release that’s taking whiskey to G-Force levels. The Limited Edition PiggyBack Legends Series: Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is a high Rye Whiskey selected by the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake drivers, with barrels trialed in their wind tunnel to ensure a thrilling taste in every sip.

The third iteration in WhistlePig’s Single Barrel PiggyBack Legends Series, the Alfa Romeo F1 Team Stake Barrel is bottled at 96.77 proof, a nod to Valtteri Bottas’ racing number, 77, and the precision of racing. Inspired by Zhou Guanyu, the first Chinese F1 driver, this Rye Whiskey is finished with lychee and oolong tea. Herbal and floral notes of the oolong tea complement the herbaceous notes of WhistlePig’s signature PiggyBack 100% Rye, rounded out with a juicy tropical fruit finish and a touch of spice.

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by Spectrum Medical Care Center

Nurse Practitioner Ari Kravitz

When I started medical transition at 20 years old, it was very difficult to get the care I needed for hormone replacement therapy because there are very few providers trained in starting hormones for trans people, even though it’s very similar to the hormones that we prescribe to women in menopause or cisgender men with low testosterone.

I hope more providers get trained in LGBTQ+ healthcare, so they can support patients along their individual gender journey, and provide the info needed to make informed decisions about their body. I’ve personally seen my trans patients find hope and experience a better quality of life through hormone replacement therapy.

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Descanso Resort swimming pool and lounge area

Descanso Resort, Palm Springs' premier destination for gay men, just received Tripadvisor's highest honor, a Travelers' Choice "Best of the Best" award for 2023. Based on guests' reviews and ratings, fewer than 1% of Tripadvisor's 8 million listings around the world receive the coveted "Best of the Best" designation. Descanso ranked 12th in the top 25 small inns and hotels category in the United States. Quite an accomplishment!

Open less than two years, Descanso Resort offers gay men a relaxing and luxurious boutique hotel experience just minutes away from Palm Springs' buzziest restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping. Descanso has quickly established itself as a top destination for sophisticated gay travelers, earning hundreds of 5-star guest reviews and consistently ranking in Trapadvisor's top positions alongside brother properties Santiago Resort and Twin Palms Resort.

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