Queer Book Box

by Glad Day Bookshop
It’s a big queer world, let us bring it to you!

Product Details

Queer Book Box!

Find your stories in our books! As the world’s oldest LGBTQ+ bookstore we're here to help you discover new queer favourites and old classics. Each box contains two books picked by Glad Day’s staff in adherence to a (surprise!) monthly theme, plus merch made by Canadian LGBTQ+ artists (Deluxe Box only)! Browse past themes below.
  • Discover queer classics and hot new releases
  • A mix of genres and topics from month to month so you can get a taste of the incredible diversity within LGBTQ+ literature
  • Hand-picked, quality merch items from small LGBTQ+ businesses in Canada (Deluxe Box only)
  • Each box includes items that retail for over $50 (deluxe box), or over $40 (basic box)
  • Save on shipping by picking up in-store with coupon "LOCALPICKUP". Please enter Glad Day's address in the shipment field to use!

Customer Questions (4)


Q: Do you sell past boxes separately? I want that Ace box so bad!Asked by Rebecca R., July 2022

Glad Day Bookshop answered...July 2022

Hi Rebecca!
We can absolutely do that for you! We'll have to order How to Be Ace, but we can send it your way as part of the August shipment. Just send us a message after you've subscribed to let us know that you'd like the Ace box instead.


Q: Is this shipped in discrete packaging? Asked by Emily L., February 2022

Glad Day Bookshop answered...February 2022

Yes it is!
We ship in a plain cardboard box. It has Glad Day's name on the shipping label in small print, nothing else on the box indicates what it is or where it's coming from.
Many of the books however have covers that clearly indicate that they are LGBTQ+, which may be an issue.


Q: Is there any link or social media to find the October boxed artist, The Square Shop? I can’t find any but really like their art style Asked by Cayden C., October 2021

Glad Day Bookshop answered...October 2021

Absolutely! Their work is really cute and they can be found on instagram @the_squareshop


Q: Are these books appropriate for a teen?Asked by Erica V., September 2022

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Reviews (3)

Mystery Book Box

Sep 02, 2022
Verified Purchase
Alyssa R.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 1 month

A great mystery book box! I thoroughly enjoyed both of the books I received in the one box I got. There were also some other fun goodies in the box.
If I am ever in Toronto I'd love to check out the bookstore in person.

Review of Queer Book Box

Aug 06, 2022
Verified Purchase
Sol I.
2 Reviews
Subscribed for 1 month

This was a wonderful box!


Feb 07, 2022
Verified Purchase
Kathy T.
1 Review
2 Pictures
Subscribed for 1 month

I am very happy that there is an option to just receive the books, and that my first month happened to have asexuality as the theme.

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Past boxes from Queer Book Box

Life is a Drag!

Life is a Drag!

March's Basic box contains "Kings, Queens, and In Betweens" by Tanya Boteju and "The Art of Drag" by Jake Hall! The Deluxe Box includes a cute iridescent makeup pouch saying "you betta werk" by etsy vendor SnackAttackCo, and a sticker saying "the shade of it all" by etsy vendor CircleAndBone!

February's Black History Month Box

February's Black History Month Box

February's Basic box contains "Blacklife: Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom" by Idil Abdillahi and Rinaldo Walcott and "All Boys Aren't Blue" by George M. Johnson! The Deluxe Box is already sold out for this month, unfortunately.

January's Asexual Box!

January's Asexual Box!

January's Basic box contains "Ace: What Asexuality Reveals About Desire, Society, and the Meaning of Sex" by Angela Chen and "How to be Ace" by Rebecca Burgess! If you opt into the Deluxe Box, it will also include an asexual coloured chainmail fidget toy from Starry Stimming and an ace pride magnet from Ripplesplash Studio! Perfect for subtle ace pride, and still great for those who aren't asexual!

New Year's Gay Agenda

New Year's Gay Agenda

December's Basic box contains "The Boy in the Red Dress" by Kristin Lambert and "Unf*ck Your Year" by Faith G. Harper! If you opt into the Deluxe Box, it will also include The Gay Agenda - an undated 52 week agenda - and some Animal Crossing themed adulting stickers from Terriblay!

November's Self Care Box

November's Self Care Box

November's Basic box contains "The Body is not an Apology" by Sonya Renee Taylor and "The Cancer Journals" by Audre Lorde. If you opt into the Deluxe Box, it will also include two pins and a card made by Toronto artist With Love Compassion Cards!

October's High Fantasy Epic Worlds Box

October's High Fantasy Epic Worlds Box

This month's Basic box contains "Cemetery Boys" by Aiden Thomas and "Stealing Thunder" by Alina Boyden. If you opt into the Deluxe Box, it will also include two stickers and a small print made by Toronto artist The Square Shop!

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