PRH Partners With Aesop for Fourth Year to Launch Queer Libraries Across America

Penguin Random House is proud to announce that we’ve partnered with skincare brand Aesop for a fourth year to bring Queer Libraries to cities across North America. From June 27–30, Aesop Queer Library will open branches in Los Angeles, New York City, and Toronto, with ephemeral installations and mobile editions appearing at select stores for the first time.

Books are complimentary—no purchase necessary—and guests can select from among 20+ different titles when visiting an Aesop Queer Library.

The library’s collection of queer literature was hand-picked by Aesop’s retail and office teams across the United States and Canada and consists of both classic and contemporary works, including COMING HOME by Brittney Griner, MEMORY PIECE by Lisa Ko, HORSE BARBIE by Geena Rocero, GIOVANNI’S ROOM by James Baldwin, and more. Penguin Random House and our partners at PRH Canada donated over 7,500 books to this initiative.

We hope you’ll check out the Aesop Queer Libraries starting this week in New YorkLos Angeles, and Toronto, and will spread word of this exciting partnership.

2024 Aesop Queer Library Schedule

New York City

In-store edition
Aesop Gansevoort Street
60 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014

Mobile editions
Open from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET, while stock lasts.

June 27
Aesop NoMad
1165 Broadway, New York, NY 10001

June 28
Aesop Nolita
226 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

June 29
Aesop Bleecker Street
341 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10014

June 30
Aesop Williamsburg
85 N 3rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Los Angeles 

Mobile editions

Open from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. PT, while stock lasts.
June 27 and 28
Aesop Silver Lake
3513 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

June 29
Aesop Larchmont
128 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Sunday June 30
Aesop Abbot Kinney
1504 ½ Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291

Posted: June 28, 2024