LGBT Library


The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center features more than 2,000 books, CDs and DVDs celebrating LGBT literature, history, community, and culture! The LGBT Library is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 1-6pm, and anytime there is a program at the Center.

Our collection includes:

  • Men's fiction
  • Women's fiction
  • Poetry & Plays
  • Young adult books
  • Books for children of LGBT families
  • Biographies & Memoirs
  • Other non-fiction
  • CDs by LGBT artists
  • DVDs
  • Documentaries

Search the complete library catalog online!

Community members are invited to borrow items from the library and LGBT authors are invited to donate copies of their books. Authors or publishers interested in donating a new book should mail a copy to: Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center, ATTN: Library, 522 West Maple Street, Allentown, PA 18101

Our library frequently hosts community book discussions and author visits at the Center. For more information about library programs, contact Kathleen Kapila, Librarian, at

Upcoming library events include:

February 14: Community Book Discussion - The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson


March 13: Book talk with Jason Whitesel, author of Fat Gay Men


March 21: Community Book Discussion - Bettyville by George Hodgman


April 5: Book talk with Eric Rosswood, Author of The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads


April 18: Community Book Discussion - Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around: 40 Years of Movement Building with Barbara Smith


May 8: Book talk with Anne Balay, author of Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers


May 16: Community Book Discussion - Born on the Edge of Race and Gender by Willy Wilkinson