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Ken White, Publisher-to-be, tells some stories about why Query Books matters.
Ken White, Publisher-to-be, tells some stories about why Query Books matters.
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    Your own 200-word piece “This book saved my life!” to appear on Query Books’ website or FB page, if you like. And our thanks!

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    Invitation to the Query Books house party in San Francisco (airfare and hotel not included) on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 2PM; + thanks as above!

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    NEW PERK! We are thrilled to be adding the SF Drag Queen Coloring Book to the reward for a $50 pledge. But it's LIMITED QUANTITY so pledge now to be the first on your block to own the new edition of the DQCB!

    Invitation to the Query Books house party in San Francisco (airfare and hotel not included) on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 2PM; + thanks as above!

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    Receive an e-book (digital) edition of Broughton's Coming Unbuttoned, the movie Big Joy streamed to your computer, and the knowledge that you got in on the ground floor—plus, of course, the Query Books party invitation and all of our thanks!

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    You'll get the 1st Query Books PRINT edition of Coming Unbuttoned by James Broughton, the Query Books Tote Bag, a streaming copy of Big Joy, in addition to all the rewards above and our heartfelt thanks!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Our limited quantity **Everything Package!** Tote Bag, print copy of our 1st book --James Broughton’s Coming Unbuttoned-- and the Big Joy DVD (Stephen Silha’s award winning documentary about Broughton, with all the extras), plus our new QB edition of the Drag Queen Coloring Book with at least one page signed! In addition to the above rewards, all the thanks in the world.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    12-month subscription to all books published by Query Books, & Tote Bag; plus all the awards from the $200 category, with our thanks for your faith in us!

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    Pledge $525 or more About $525

    ADDED PERK: You receive an out-of-print LGBTQ (but mostly G&Q) magazine collection:

    XY Magazine for Young Gay Dudes, 1996-2001
    Collection of issues #1 through #33
    (missing issues #4, 5, 23, 30 and 32)

    Highly collectible series of magazines. Ostensibly created for a younger crowd in their coming-out years, they feature lots of color photographs of shirtless or otherwise briefly-clad skinny youths (but no nudity), in between articles about coming out at school, being a gay skateboarder, dating issues, stuff like that. This is a nearly complete library of the first five years of the magazine, and each issue has collectibility even on its own. Conditions vary, mostly very good.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    you'll receive everything included in the $500 category, plus an Asian dinner for four with Publisher Ken White (at your home in the SF Bay Area, or Ken's home in San Francisco), with our profound gratitude!

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    ADDED PERK: You receive an out-of-print LGBT classic book:

    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    an Annotated, Uncensored Edition
    Oscar Wilde, annotated by Nicholas Frankel
    Oversize, hardcover editon, heavily illustrated in full color

    Here is Wilde’s classic novel, with tons of color and b&w pictures on nearly every page. Frankel provides lots of annotation and context along with the original, uncensored text that was never published in Wilde’s lifetime. (In fact, I’m not sure it was ever published before this 2011 edition from Belknap/Harvard University Press.) A gorgeous, out of print edition of a classic LGBT novel.

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    ADDED PERK: You receive an out-of-print LGBT classic book:

    Branded Youth & Other Stories
    Bruce Weber, photographer

    Bruce Weber is best known these days for being the artist behind the most outrageously sexy images at Abercrombie & Fitch, but his career goes back to early iconic Calvin Klein ads, work for GQ magazine, as well as films like Let’s Get Lost (a biopic of Chet Baker).

    Branded Youth is a photo essay about some, well, youths. I’m sure they’re quite sexy. Although probably not literally ‘branded.’ Actually, I can’t quite say for sure what’s on the inside because these limited-run, 1997 hardbound books are both still in its plastic wrap; it’s never been opened! Like new.

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    ADDED PERK: You receive an out-of-print LGBT classic book:

    Poems (limited edition)
    Madeline Gleason
    SIGNED!

    Published 1944, in San Francisco by Grabhorn Press, in a hardbound letterpress limited edition. Very elegant, printed in two colors on the inside. Gleason was a friend of James Broughton (Coming Unbuttoned). The poems are starry and visual with references to San Francisco and love on the eve of World War II. Has some water marks on the paper-over-board cover.

    “This is waste:
    That one is denied
    His desire
    Though he ride
    Through fire
    And Smoke
    And falling oak;”

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