The Book Fairies celebrate Pride

Pride: The Story of the LGBTQ+ Movement hidden by The Book Fairies

Our UK Book Fairies had a treat with a beautiful new book by Matthew Todd, which they found the perfect places for!

The Book Fairies celebrate Pride

As you will probably know, The Book Fairies are marking Pride this year with a series of book drops and activities. We have even released Pride stickers and a Pride tote bag! This book drop in the UK however is particularly special, as it goes into the story behind the movement.

About the book:

In PRIDE Matthew Todd documents the milestones in the fight for LGBTQ+ equality – from the victories of early activists, to the gradual acceptance of the LGBTQ+ communities in politics, entertainment, sport and the media, and the passing of legislation barring discrimination. It spans seminal moments and key figures, events and breakthroughs of the movement with reproduction of rare images and documents.

Todd draws together the individual stories and moving personal testimonies from key figures such as David Furnish, Maureen Duffy, Paris Lees, Bisi Alimi, Will Young and Reverend Troy Perry.

In June 1969, police raided New York gay bar the Stonewall Inn, and the LGBTQ+ equality movement was born. PRIDE charts the events of that night in New York, the days and nights of rioting that followed, the ensuing organisation of local members of the community – and the 50 years since in which activists and ordinary people have dedicated their lives to reversing the global position.

A percentage of profits from UK sales of Pride will be donated to LGBT youth homelessness charity The Albert Kennedy Trust.

It was lovely to see some finders posting pics online! Here is one of the lucky finders:

Not lucky enough to find one?

If you didn’t find this eye-catching title hidden by a book fairy, don’t worry, you can order one from Hive Books (and still support independent book shops!). Hive ship worldwide, too 🙂

Would you like to be a book fairy?

Have fun and hide great books where you live! Get started by ordering stickers and some other bits and bobs!

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