Between the Covers UPTOWN June 9th: Bisexual Visibility with Sheela Lambert J.R. Yussuf, and Geer Austin

best bi short storiesJoin host Lori Perkins at An Bael Bocht Café, as we celebrate Best Bi Short Stories with Sheela Lambert J.R. Yussuf, and Geer Austin.

Best Bi Short Stories brings together the finest representations of bisexuality in fiction. The bisexuality of characters, like in real people, can be invisible to readers unless explicitly brought to their attention. Invisibility leads to underrepresentation, and on bookstore shelves that has certainly been true.

Best Bi Short Stories hopes to change that by presenting the very best quality, cast in a bold light. With an all-star author lineup ranging from Katherine Forrest to Jane Rule, Ann Herendeen to Jan Steckel, and curated by longtime bi activist Sheela Lambert, Best Bi Short Stories encompasses several genres. The authors are a diverse group, as well, and Lambert sought representation across age groups, cultures, ethnicities and sexualities in both the authors and stories, demonstrating the richness of bi experience.

Reading starts at 8:00 pm. An Bael Bocht, 445 W. 338 St in Riverdale (take the #1 train).

Between the Covers adds new DOWNTOWN location to its monthly roster!

Yes, Between the Covers goes UPTOWN and DOWNTOWN!

Speoples exteriortarting June 6th, you can find Between the Covers erotic reading series at People Kitchen, 163 Allen Street. The monthly series features best-selling authors the first Friday of every month at this location, as well as their signature Dirty Word Raffle for free books and prizes.

The readers at the first People’s Kitchen reading will be Lambda nominated Donna Minkowitz, author of Growing Up Golem: How I Survived my Mother, Brooklyn and Some Really Bad Dates, IPPY Award-winner D.L. King, reading from Her Wish is Your Command, 21 Erotic Fem Dom Stories, Sheela Lambert, editor of the newly published Best Bi Short Stories anthology and Ann Herendeen, best known for her erotic interpretation of Pride/Prejudice.peoples interior

Between the Covers features a unique dirty word raffle where people are encouraged to a favorite dirty word on a piece of paper (with initials because dirty minds think alike). The June 6th reading will feature raffle prizes from corsets (a $150 value), samples of Dude Wipes, Simply Slick Oil Based Lubricant and Uberlube Silicone Lubricant from, and books by the readers.

“Authors of erotica and erotic romance don’t often get the chance to read at the local bookstore or library, so we are pleased to offer an opportunity for them to mingle with their fans, “ said Lori Perkins, Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books and an a erotica author herself. “And since Fifty Shades of Grey has sold 300 million copies world-wide, we know there are a lot of fans out there.”

Riverdale Avenue Books also hosts a Between the Covers reading at An Bael Bocht Café, near the Riverdale Avenue Books’ company’s headquarters, to entice book lovers located in Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticut to attend. 

Between the Covers goes UPTOWN and DOWNTOWN

peoples exteriorFirst, there’s BtC Downtown on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month at People Kitchen, 163 Allen Street. Starting June 6th!

Then there’s BtC Uptown on the SECOND MONDAY of the month at An Bael Bocht, 445 W. 338 St in Riverdale (take the #1 train). Next one is June 9.An Bael Bocht

At each, we’ll have our signature dirty word raffle for prizes which include signed copies of the books from readers as well as a corset from (a $150 value).

Will you be joining us this Monday March 10th? Read on for more details!


Riverdale Avenue Books Is Proud To Present “Between the Covers” Erotic Reading Series at An Beal Bocht

Monthly Series Features Best-Selling Authors and Signature Dirty Word Raffle

New York, New York (March 10th) – Riverdale Avenue Books, the innovative hybrid publisher, hosts their monthly erotica and erotic romance reading series “Between the Covers” at An Beal Bocht Café.  This month the series will feature Lori Perkins and Jamie Schmidt who will be reading from Entwined: Surrender, as well as our signature Dirty Word Raffle for free books and prizes. This month a copy of Entwined will also be raffled off to one lucky winner.

“Between the Covers” always features its unique raffle giveaways.  The March 10th reading will feature stunning corsets from and “Naughty Pillows” by Theresa Roemer.

This reading series has picked this location keeping the erotica lovers who are located in upper Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticut in mind—but of course, everyone is welcome to attend. The writer-friendly Irish café, An Beal Bocht, 445 W. 238th St. is a wonderful location and Riverdale Avenue Books is very excited to host the contributing authors of Entwined: Surrender, Perkins and Schmidt. For more information on this series, please visit

About Entwined: Surrender

Kate Sorentella loves everything about her fiancé Barry…everything, that is, except their lackluster, unimaginative sex life.

After a few too many unfulfilling nights, Kate can’t help but fantasize about her own version of neighborly relations with Jack, the sizzling hot guy next door.

But when her husband-to-be leaves on yet another business trip, Kate learns that boring Barry has been keeping a few kinky secrets. Shocked, confused–and aroused–Kate delves into the erotic world of BDSM. Will her illicit discovery mean better times in bed with Barry or will it drive her into Jack’s arms? In this third installment of the Entwined series, Kate might do both, and then some.

Through provocative BDSM, voyeurism, online play and same-sex/multiple partnerships, readers can wet their appetite with one, two or all four of Kate’s erotic fantasies. Dive in and experience the desire, heat and awakening that comes with surrender.

The series is supported by a robust, interactive community site (, which includes elements of fan fiction, contests, and voting.

About Riverdale Avenue Books

Riverdale Avenue Books publishes e-books and print books under seven imprints: Riverdale Pop, a pop culture imprint; Riverdale/Magnus an award-winning publisher of LGBT titles; RAB HSF, a horror, science fiction and fantasy line; RAB Truth an erotic memoir line; RAB Desire an erotica and erotic romance imprint; and RAB Sports and RAB Gaming featuring sports and gaming titles. Visit us at or call us at 212-279-6418.