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2020 Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 Book Tour

sponsored by überlube and Le Wand

January 19, 3-6 pm

House of Scorpio



Sex Lit: Stoya's Book Club - with author appearance by Rachel Kramer Bussel, Emerald and Caridad Piñeiro


Sunday, Jan 19*, 3-6pm, $20/$0-$10 for monthly members, 21+ 

Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK - see site for address

No PAL or dress code requirement, but HoS Code of Conduct always applies


Rules and location form:

Membership options & member tix:


Socials: @gemini_scorpio #houseofscorpio


The body's largest sex organ is the brain. Come stimulate yours with a rousing discussion of an explicitly erotic book led by pornographer Stoya. Drinking encouraged throughout, and mingling will follow the talk.


Your book for this edition of Sex Lit is award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel's Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5: wild, hot and steamy tales from today’s top authors. You’ll be swept away by the sexiest business deal ever, break the rules in a future world where skin-on-skin contact is forbidden, and discover the art of getting off by phone sex. Rachel will join us in person for the discussion.


This should be obvious, but: read the book before joining the book club! Of course you can join us even if you haven't read it, but you'll be better able to participate in the club if you did.


You likely know who Stoya is already, but in case you don't: she has been working with sexuality for over a decade. Her writing has been published by the New York Times, the Guardian, Playboy, and others, and her first book of essays, Philosophy, Pussycats, & Porn, was released through Not A Cult in summer 2018. She has recently developed a taste for acting with her clothes on and is known for her appearance in Clayton Cubitt's Hysterical Literature.


*Every other Sunday of the month is your opportunity to turn on your brain and not just your body, with Bedroom Badass (sex-adjacent skill learning series) every first Sunday of the month, and pornographer Stoya's Sex Lit (book club) or Rated Sex (film club) every third Sunday.

Location: Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, Brooklyn

February 13, 7 pm, free

Best Women's Erotica Chicago reading and Valentine's party

Join editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and contributors to Best Women's Erotica of the Year Volume 4 and 5 Kathleen Delaney-Adams, Lauren Emily, Jayne Renault, Sierra Simone and Suleikha Snyder for a pre-Valentine's Day reading and book signing at feminist bookstore Women and Children First. Lube and sex toy giveaways by sponsors überlube and Le Wand. Open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. Refreshments will be served

Women and Children First, 5233 N. Clark St. Chicago, Illinois, 773-769-9299, wcfbooks at

February 14, 7:30 pm, free

Valentine's Day Best Women's Erotica Los Angeles reading

Join editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and contributors Joanna Angel, Lauren Emily, CD Reiss, Jayne Renault and Sabrina Sol for a Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 reading and book signing in LA (Los Feliz). Lube and sex toy giveaways by sponsors überlube and Le Wand. Open to the public. 


There is a paid public parking lot behind Skylight Books, and street parking. There are no stairs whatsoever to the event space and Skylight Books has a one-person, gender-neutral restroom. Should guests attending the event require any additional disability access such as ASL interpretation during the event, please email events at with those needs and they will be happy to accommodate them.

Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, 323-660-1175, events at

September 12, 7:30 pm, free

Best Women's Erotica of the Year reading

Series editor Rachel Kramer Bussel and contributors to Best Women’s Erotica of the Year Volumes 3 and 5 Alexa J .Day, Kathleen Delaney-Adams, and Annabel Joseph will read, answer questions and sign books.

Charis Books & More, 184 S. Candler Street, Decatur, GA, 404-524-0304, info at

Stay tuned for an announcement about a summer 2020 UK (London) event.

Get in touch if you'd like to see a Best Women's Erotica event in your city. Can't make our live erotic story events? Listen to sexy audio stories in the privacy of your home with Best Women's Erotica audiobooks narrated by Rose Caraway.

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