Outbook is an LGBTQ book club and mixer founded by local book critic and columnist J. Corbett Holmes. To join simply pick up and read our month’s selection. The join us the first Thurs of each month (unless noted) at the Palm Springs Cultural Center (formally Camelot Theatres), upstairs in the VIP Lounge. Select events are held at the Palm Springs Public Library. Mix and mingle with fellow club members at 6:00 p.m. Book discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. led Outbook co-ordinator Hubertus Zegers.



Oct 31 – Lie With me- Philippe Besson

Dec 5 – The Motion Of Light In Water- Samuel R. Delaney

Jan 7 – The Sparsholt Affair- Alan Hollinghurst (At PS Public Library)

Feb 6- On The Move- Oliver Sacks

March 5- Leading Men- Christopher Castellani

April 2- The Crime Writer- Jill Dawson

May 5 –There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir- Casey Gerald (At PS Public Library)

June 4 Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade- Justin Spring


Outbook is supported by the Palm Springs Public Library; hardcopy; audio and ebooks are available through the library to borrow- first come, first served, as well as for purchase at book stores and online booksellers.


Outbook connects the LGBTQ community, and celebrates the joy and tradition of sharing our stories. It is a Palm Springs Cultural Center program in partnership with the Palm Springs Public Library, this monthly book club highlights a mix of LGBTQ new releases and influential classics.


Lie With Me 
The award-winning, bestselling French novel by Philippe Besson about an affair between two teenage boys in 1984 France, translated with subtle beauty and haunting lyricism by the iconic and internationally acclaimed actress/writer Molly Ringwald. 

Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. What follows is a look back at the relationship he’s never forgotten, a hidden affair with a gorgeous boy named Thomas during their last year of high school. Without ever acknowledging they know each other in the halls, they steal time to meet in secret, carrying on a passionate, world-altering affair.

Dazzlingly rendered in English by Ringwald in her first-ever translation, Besson’s powerfully moving coming-of-age story captures the eroticism and tenderness of first love—and the heartbreaking passage of time.