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Larry Lewis. Untitled (Hell’s Angels), You Have a Beautiful Face, Pope Tomatoes, Untitled (Stop Groping for Words), Untitled, The Gish Sisters and Pope Tomatoes, Don’t Suffer, Boy with Bubble Pipe Yellow, Untitled. 1940-1970.

  1. Video games (sims, minecraft)
  2. Altoid tins
  3. Windowsills 
  4. Closet-altars
  5. Dresser drawers
  6. Under the bed
  7. Shoebox
  8. Drawing your altar
  9. Photo collage 
  10. Blogs
  11. Journals/books
  12. Instagram
  13. A pot of plants
  14. Outdoors
  15. If you can climb, a tree
  16. Google Docs
  17. Pinterest
  18. Apps (viridi, plant nanny)
  19. Phone background
  20. Pencil box
  21. Flashdrives
  22. Imagination
  23. Private Discord server
  24. Bookshelf, hidden behind books or even IN a book.
  25. Photo albums (phone or computer)
  26. “Arts and crafts”
  27. “It’s just decoration!” 
  28. “I really like candles/crystals/greek mythology…?”
  29. Use a garden 
  30. School locker
  31. Jars
  32. A vanity
  33. Music playlists
  34. Under the sink
  35. In a laundry hamper
  36. Fish tank (make sure you know how to properly care for whatever aquatic animal you’re going to house!)
  37. Keep altar supplies in a bag/box, only set up when needed.
  38. Case for glasses
  39. Under a pillow on your bed
  40. Keep an altar page in your BoS/Grimoire
  41. Use a sketchbook
  42. Paint 
  43. Describe an altar in poetry/writing
  44. Use the astral 
  45. Make your room your altar by using posters and decor
  46. Floral arrangements 
  47. Glove compartment in a vehicle
  48. Jewellery box
  49. Computer background
  50. Just don’t have one, if it isn’t safe for you, it isn’t safe. You’re still a valid witch without an altar, waiting is sometimes safer and worth it. Someday you’ll have the altar of your dreams!
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Larry Lewis. Untitled, Shinola and Saddle Shoes, Derma Royale, The Girl and the Game, Untitled (Blue Clock), Untitled (Garbo and Von Stroheim), Boy with Bubble Pipe Blue, Untitled (Harlow and Van Gogh), Untitled (Woman with Camera), Don’t Suffer. 1940-1970.

[image description: a collage of the books listed below with the text “Lesbian & Bi Books New In June!”] 

Motor Crush Volume 1 by Brendon Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr (Comics)

The team behind the critically-acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.

Cottonmouths by Kelly J. Ford (Fiction)

From a compelling new voice in LGBTQ and Southern fiction, a gripping tale of crime and desire amid small-town America’s meth epidemic.

This was Drear’s Bluff. Nothing bad happened here. People didn’t disappear.

College was supposed to be an escape for Emily Skinner. But after failing out of school, she’s left with no choice but to return to her small Arkansas hometown, a place run on gossip and good Christian values.

She’s not alone. Emily’s former best friend—and childhood crush—Jody Monroe is back with a baby. Emily can’t resist the opportunity to reconnect, despite the uncomfortable way things ended between them and her mom’s disapproval of their friendship. When Emily stumbles upon a meth lab on Jody’s property, she realizes just how far they’ve both fallen.

Emily intends to keep her distance from Jody, but when she’s kicked out of her house with no money and nowhere to go, a paying job as Jody’s live-in babysitter is hard to pass up. As they grow closer, Emily glimpses a future for the first time since coming home. She dismisses her worries; after all, Jody is a single mom. The meth lab is a means to an end. And besides, for Emily, Jody is the real drug.

But when Jody’s business partner goes missing, and the lies begin to pile up, Emily will learn just how far Jody is willing to go to save her own skin—and how much Emily herself has risked for the love of someone who may never truly love her back.

Echoing the work of authors like Daniel Woodrell and Sarah Waters, Cottonmouths is an unflinching story about the ways in which the past pulls us back … despite our best efforts to leave it behind.

Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu (Fiction)

​A necessary and exciting addition to both the Sri Lankan-American and LGBTQ canons, SJ Sindu’s debut novel Marriage of a Thousand Lies offers a moving and sharply rendered​ exploration of friendship, family, love, and loss.

Lucky and her husband, Krishna, are gay. They present an illusion of marital bliss to their conservative Sri Lankan–American families, while each dates on the side. It’s not ideal, but for Lucky, it seems to be working. She goes out dancing, she drinks a bit, she makes ends meet by doing digital art on commission. But when Lucky’s grandmother has a nasty fall, Lucky returns to her childhood home and unexpectedly reconnects with her former best friend and first lover, Nisha, who is preparing for her own arranged wedding with a man she’s never met.

As the connection between the two women is rekindled, Lucky tries to save Nisha from entering a marriage based on a lie. But does Nisha really want to be saved? And after a decade’s worth of lying, can Lucky break free of her own circumstances and build a new life? Is she willing to walk away from all that she values about her parents and community to live in a new truth? As Lucky—an outsider no matter what choices she makes—is pushed to the breaking point, Marriage of a Thousand Lies offers a vivid exploration of a life lived at a complex intersection of race, sexuality, and nationality. The result is a profoundly American debut novel shot through with humor and loss, a story of love, family, and the truths that define us all.

Grrrls on the Side by Carrie Pack (Young Adult)

The year is 1994, and alternative is in. But not for alternative girl Tabitha Denton; she hates her life. She is uninterested in boys, lonely, and sidelined by former friends at her suburban high school. When she picks up a zine at a punk concert, she finds an escape—an advertisement for a Riot Grrrl meetup.

At the meeting, Tabitha finds girls who are more like her and a place to belong. But just as Tabitha is settling in with her new friends and beginning to think she understands herself, eighteen-year-old Jackie Hardwick walks into a meeting and changes her world forever. The out-and-proud Jackie is unlike anyone Tabitha has ever known. As her feelings for Jackie grow, Tabitha begins to learn more about herself and the racial injustices of the punk scene, but to be with Jackie, she must also come to grips with her own privilege and stand up for what’s right.

Hunger by Roxane Gay (Memoir)

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn’t yet been told but needs to be.

My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Kabi Nagata (Comics)

The Practitioner by Ronica Black (Romance)

Canvas for Love by Charlotte Greene (Romance)

The Story of Lizzy and Darcy: A ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Adaptation by Grace Watson (Romance)

Where Love Leads by Erin McKenzie (Romance)

Huntress by A.E. Radley (Romance)