NOTICE: Since Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is currently closed because of the SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 pandemic, we are meeting virtually for our book club discussions. Instructions are here, and specific meeting links are provided in our notification and reminder emails.

Lavender Book Club (a/k/a Rainbow Reading Group in Pittsburgh) is launching a digital community for LGBTQIA+ book lovers! We're inviting everyone to join for free with a complimentary lifetime membership!

Benefits include:

  • Connect with fellow queer book lovers in Pittsburgh and around the country (or world?)

  • Discuss your own or upcoming group reading selections

  • Monthly, virtual book club discussions

  • Exclusive, free and/or discounted LGBTQIA+ literary events

Rainbow Reading Group (Lavender Book Club's Pittsburgh book club chapter) is an LGBTQIA+ book club hosted by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! We read fiction and nonfiction works by and for LGBTQIA+ audiences.

We meet typically on the fourth Thursdays of the month at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Main (Oakland) Branch in Director’s Conference Room on the main floor.

Please subscribe to our email mailing list. This is the way in which we share the Zoom meeting links for upcoming virtual book discussions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Getting to and Parking at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

For driving, public transportation, bicycling, or walking directions to the book discussion location at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Main (Oakland) Branch, click here (Google Maps). For full details about the Main (Oakland) branch and its bus routes, please visit here on the library’s website.

Street-metered parking is on the front and sides of the library and free after 6pm (and $3.00 per hour before 6pm). In the museum parking garage (back behind the library and museum) is $6.00 flat-rate after 5pm.

Finding the Meeting Location

We meet in the Director’s Conference Room on the main floor, unless otherwise noted in the calendar event’s location details above (so please check each month and read the email reminders).

You have two options to enter and reach the Director’s Conference Room. See the above map of the Main (Oakland) branch for directions.

We looking forward to meeting and seeing you at Rainbow Reading Group!

Question about our LGBTQIA+ book club? Email us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.