Celebrate Pride Month with Casemate IPM

June is Pride Month, so we’re featuring LGBTQ+ books from around the world, from history of homosexuality in the Middle Ages to queer lit of today! Check out these books from New Island Books, Pen and Sword, O’Brien Press and many more.

Read on for new and forthcoming books you’ll want to add to your reading list this month.


by Katherine O’Donnell

“A heartfelt celebration of all kinds of queer love.” — Gay Community News

A ground-breaking Irish lesbian love story, set across the decades from the 1980s AIDS crisis to the 2015 marriage referendum.

Queer Disability through History

The Queer and Disabled Movements through their Personalities
by Daisy Holder

This book examines the histories of these two movements are they ran alongside each other often intersecting.

Ann Walker

The Life and Death of Gentleman Jack’s Wife
by Rebecca Batley

The life of Ann is worthy of its own narrative and it is time for Ann to step out of the shadow of Gentleman Jack and tell her own story.

Reeling in the Queers

Tales of Ireland’s LGBTQ Past
by Páraic Kerrigan

Amidst the moments of seismic change in LGBTQ history in Ireland lie the stories of ordinary people, who did extraordinary things to change queer Ireland and Irish culture.

Coming August 2024

Our Big Day

by Bob Johnston
Illustrated by Michael Emberley

A fun and engaging picture book and a heart-warming celebration of love, family, weddings and marriage equality.

Queen of Coin and Whispers Series

by Helen Corcoran

*STARRED REVIEW* “In this novel marked with twists and betrayals, it is not safe to trust anyone until the final page.” ~Foreword Reviews

“Top 5 F/F Reads! An incredibly crafted fantasy novel of political intrigue with an epic romance between a queen and her spymaster thrust into the novel’s epicentre.”
~Royal Bookshelf

“Get ready for some F/F fantasy romance! In-between the royal suitors and covert intelligence meetings, Lia and Xania fall for each other.” ~SyFy Fan Girls

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