LGBT Library

Recognized by the Allentown Arts Commission with the 2018 Arts Ovation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literary Arts


The LGBT Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center features more than 2,200 books, CDs and DVDs celebrating LGBT literature, history, community, and culture! The LGBT Library is open on Mondays-Fridays from 10am-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:

November 20, 2018: Community Book Discussion: The Prince of Los Cocuyos by Richard Blanco

December 18, 2018: Community Book Discussion: Tango: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels

January 8, 2019: LGBT Spirituality Mini Series with Jay Michaelson, author of God vs. Gay: The Religious Case for Equality


January 15, 2019: Community Book Discussion: Black Dove: Mamá, Mi'jo, and Me


January 22, 2019: LGBT Spirituality Mini Series with Brandan Robertson, author of Nomad: A Spirituality for Traveling Light


February 19, 2019: Community Book Discussion: No Ashes in the Fire


March 19, 2019: Community Book Discussion: Fun Home


April 16, 2019: Community Book Discussion: My Body is Yours


May 21, 2019: Community Book Discussion: The Fact of a Body


The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center is proud to have hosted dozens of events with notable LGBT authors, including:

  • Anne Balay (Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Steelworkers)
  • Kay Haring (Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing)
  • Patrick Horrigan (Pennsylvania Station)
  • A.S. King (I Crawl Through It)
  • Eric Rosswood (The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dad's)
  • Mark Segal (And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality)
  • Jason Whitesel (Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth & The Politics of Stigma)