Founded in 2009, Arbery Books is the UK's leading online dealer in rare and secondhand books and ephemera of gay, lesbian and transgender interest. Our other topics are sexuality in general, antiquarian (pre-1900) curiosities, erotica and sexual behaviour, and early science-fiction and fantasy.

We ship worldwide, usually within one working day of receiving an order. £ prices include UK postage and packing. $ includes to the USA and € includes postage within the eurozone.

Featured Rare and old gay, lesbian and transgender

Man Alive!
Books, photographs & ephemera depicting men in portraits, clothed, nude & sexually active
our latest catalogue
Andrew Holleran's Dancer from the Dance

The gay novel that defined
the pre-HIV/AIDS generation:
from our selection of cheap fiction

Rare / Antiquarian

The Earl of Rochester was famous for his bawdy writings. This volume published in 1692 conveys his views on religion as he neared death.

Der Unschuldige "the story of a transformation"
Rare pre-Nazi German gay fiction

And more . . .


guide and granite from
the original monument


classic 1970s erotica - some with interesting stories


The Songs of Bilitis
in the original French


handsome men
from Venice to Sicily


old man in Dublin remembers life in USA


two gay men - one is the 'mother' of their child

Periodicals and Ephemera

Physique magazines from the 1950s; gay lifestyle magazines from the 1960s onwards. UK, US and many other countries.

periodicals in English
periodicals in other languages

Leaflets, political documents, travel guides etc, 1970s onwards, from several countries.

gay ephemera

Books wanted

We buy old and rare gay, lesbian and transgender books, periodicals and ephemera. We are primarily interested in hardbacks and periodicals published before 1990 and paperbacks and ephemera published before 1980, but we consider all offers. We also buy rare books of any subject matter. Contact us if you have a single copy or a whole library for sale.

books on our wanted list

Arbery Books also sells secondhand and rare mainstream titles.

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