New inclusive flags line North Rampart street during Pride Month in New Orleans, Wednesday, June 2, 2021. The 20-year tradition of putting up rainbow flags along N. Rampart street during Pride Month was revamped this year to be more inclusive with black and brown stripes for LGBTQ+ people of color and colors from the trans flag. (Photo by Sophia Germer,, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)

Trans rights are at the center of a readathon this week with Tubby & Coo's Mid-City Book Shop participating in the effort.

Through March 27, proceeds from the sale of books on the local bookseller's Trans Rights Readathon page will go the Louisiana Trans Advocates, a statewide group that works for the human right of "self-determination and expression for all trans, nonbinary and gender nonconforming people in Louisiana."

Books on the list are categorized by science-fiction, fantasy, horror, romance, general fiction, nonfiction, children's books and teen books.

Tubby & Coo's is described as "a local queer-owned, progressive, nerdy, independent book shop," named after the owner's grandparents who grew up in the same neighborhood.

The shop is located at 432 N. Anthony St., Suite 305C, New Orleans. Visit

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