Vibrator Nation Book Tour

Vibrator Nation is the first book to tell the story of feminist sex-toy stores and the women who pioneered them. Drawing on more than eighty interviews with retailers and industry insiders, including a stint working as a vibrator clerk, Lynn Comella takes a deep dive into the making of the consumer market for sex toys, tracing its emergence from the early 1970s to today. She brings readers onto the sex shop floor and into a world where sex-positive retailers double as social activists, commodities are framed as tools of liberation, and consumers are willing to pay for the promise of better living through orgasms.

Vibrator Nation is THE definitive tale of the women’s sex store revolution.” –Dr. Carol Queen, author, sexologist, and Executive Director of the Center for Sex and Culture.


Fall 2017 Dates

September 15-17
Opening Plenary Keynote Address and Panel Discussion
CatalystCon West
Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
www.catalystcon.com/keynotes/
www.catalystcon.com/sessions/#toy

September 22, 8:30 pm
Reading and Discussion
Self Serve Toys
3904B Central Avenue, SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
www.selfservetoys.com/

September 28, 7:00 pm
Reading and Discussion
The Writer’s Block
1020 Fremont St. #100, Las Vegas, NV 89101
www.thewritersblock.org/events/

October 5, 8:00 pm
Reading and Discussion
With special guest Tristan Taormino
The Pleasure Chest
7733 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046
www.thepleasurechest.com/los-angeles-location

October 8, 6:00 pm
Reading and Discussion
With special guest Susie Bright
San Francisco Litquake Festival
The Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission, San Francisco, CA 94103
www.litquake.org/

October 21, 7:00 pm
Reading and Discussion
Babeland Seattle
707 E Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122
www.eventbrite.com/d/wa--seattle/babeland/

October 26, 6:30 pm
Reading and Discussion
Gallery Bookshop
319 Kasten St., Mendocino, CA 95460
www.gallerybookshop.com

October 28, 4:00 pm
Reading and Discussion
With special guest Dr. Carol Queen
Good Vibrations, Palo Alto
534 Ramona St., Palo Alto, CA 94301
www.goodvibes.com/s

November 3, 6:00 pm
Meet the Author
Luxe Rust
1300 Main St., Las Vegas, NV
www.luxerust.com/

November 13, 4:30 pm
Lecture
University of Michigan

November 14, 7:00 pm
Reading and Discussion
Literati Bookstore
124 E Washington, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
www.literatibookstore.com/event

November 16, 6:30 pm
Reading and Discussion
Sugar
927 W. 36th St., Baltimore, MD 21211
www.sugartheshop.com/

November 17, 6:30 pm
Reading and Discussion
Potter’s House
1658 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
www.pottershousedc.org/

November 18
Reading and Discussion
Lotus Blooms
1017 King St., Alexandria, VA 22314
www.lotusblooms.com

December 7, 8:30 pm
Reading and Discussion
Tool Shed Toys
2427 N. Murray Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211
www.toolshedtoys.com/events/

December 10, 7:00 pm
Reading and Discussion
Smitten Kitten
3010 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408
www.smittenkittenonline.com/pages/events

December 12, 7:00 pm
Reading and Discussion
Early to Bed
5044 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
www.early2bed.com/


Spring 2018

February 8, 6:30 pm
Reading and Discussion
Feelmore Adult Gallery
1703 Telegraph Ave., Oakland CA 94612
www.feelmore510.com/

March 23
Reading and Discussion
Oh My Sensuality Shop
122 Main St., Northampton, MA 01060
www.ohmysensuality.com/

March 25
Reading and Discussion
Good Vibrations Brookline
308 Harvard St. A, Brookline, MA 02446
www.goodvibes.com/s

March 26
Reading and Discussion
Good Vibrations Harvard Square
52 JFK St., Cambridge, MA 02138
www.goodvibes.com/s

March 29
Reading and Discussion
Babeland NYC
www.babeland.com