"Love Is Love" is Coming to Bookstores!


Like any book we curate here at benton buckley books, they're not without their own ups and downs, but we were determined to have "Love Is Love" be published and hit the shelves of bookstores everywhere. It's full title "Love Is Love: Ideas & Inspirations: The LGBTQ+ Wedding Book" is as much a personal passion project for everyone here, as it is a necessary one for the marketplace. This ground-breaking book will be the first of its kind, the very first same-sex wedding coffee table book to hit retail stores – long overdue.

This 204-page book includes more than 200 color photographs of real-life same-sex wedding celebrations from across the United States. All the LGBTQ+ friendly wedding professionals share inspiring stories, ideas, and creativity for couples on their big day, but also demonstrate that love is an equal right for all and meant to be celebrated. For all the wedding professionals listed in this book, find them on our "talent" page here.


Elizabeth Schwartz, one of the nation's best-known advocates for the legal rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, graciously provided an important historical perspective for readers in an emotionally powerful foreword. Liz's foreword beautifully articulates the long and hard-fought journey for equal marriage rights. She recently authored her very own book, "Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage: Gay and Otherwise". An excerpt from her book is also featured within the pages of "Love Is Love".

"Before I Do" is available for purchase on her website here.


Lead writer for "Love Is Love" Lauren Castelli was a recent guest on the podcast Little Red Wagon . Lauren discusses working on the book and its own importance to her. Check out a clip of it below:


For the rest of the podcast, follow the link to LRB's website here.

We couldn't be more proud to share this book with everyone. Pre-orders are live on Amazon and Barnes & Noble now, with books hitting the marketplace April 1st.

June is Pride Month

Although unofficial, June is recognized as LGBTQ+ Pride Month. It commemorates our history, not only the events of the Stonewall riots, but every individual's own pursuit for happiness and their personal battles to overcome. Pride Month is a celebration of what we have done and our accomplishments, but also a reminder of how far we will still go.

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Nichole Campo & Stoli Gluten-Free Vodka

Nichole Campo, author of "Secrets of My Food Affair: A Gluten-Free Romance" recently finished another cooking showcase at the Epicurean Hotel's Kitchen Theatre. Well, if you missed the last one or have been interested in seeing what all the commotion has been about, you're not going to want to miss this upcoming one! Nichole is pairing up with Stoli Gluten-Free Vodka for an evening of cocktails and food pairings on May 24th!

Stoli released their gluten-free vodka last year and it is completely gluten-free, in every way, shape, and form. Unlike other vodkas that do use rye and wheat, but are destroyed in the distilling process, Stoli uses a mix of 88% corn and 12% buckwheat in their vodka, making sure there are no traces of gluten to be found. Nichole has planned a menu that creatively infuses Stoli Gluten-Free Vodka in all of her recipes, in a fun and tasteful way, while our friends at Stoli have designed a cocktail especially for that evening.

The event will begin with a casual cocktail hour, mingling with other gluten-free food goers and Nichole Campo herself, while Stoli is serving up the cocktail they have chosen to present for the evening. Afterwards, the event will be moved into the Kitchen Theatre to enjoy the live cooking event.


Be sure to be on the look-out for the upcoming event, by visiting the Epicurean's events page here, or joining our newsletter so we can give you a head's up directly.

If you haven't already purchased your copy of "Secrets of My Food Affair: A Gluten-Free Romance", you can purchase it through our distributor, IPG here.