Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Gay Books Just As Unwanted As Straight Books

As bookstores not named Barnes & Noble or Borders go out of business across our post-literate nation, gay bookstores are not immune. As reported in the Times (by homosexual Harvard alum Sewell Chan), the first gay bookstore in this country, the Oscar Wilde Bookshop in Greenwich Village, will close.

I guess it's no surprise that gay literature isn't popular enough to keep a store afloat, even in Manhattan (I mean, have you talked to a gay man lately? Most of them can't read a greeting card, much less an Edmund White novel). But apparently, gay men don't even buy porn on paper anymore (thanks for nothing, internet!). Even so, I thought lesbians read books; but maybe they prefer to buy from the aptly-named Amazon.

1 comment:

Jill said...

Funny! specially the Amazon bit.