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Short Fiction of Gay Interest

Founded in 2009 , Arbery Books is the UK's leading online dealer in rare and secondhand gay books and ephemera. We also specialise in publications of lesbian and transgender interest, other aspects of sexuality and antiquarian (pre-1900) curiosities, erotica, picaresque and sexual behaviour.

We ship worldwide, usually within one working day of receiving an order. Prices include UK postage and packing.

This section includes books with gay content, books with no ostensible gay content by gay authors and books with indirect links to gay authors. Titles are listed alphabetically by author. First editions are marked 1st. Use the link in the left column to find novels of gay interest. Alternately, if you know the author or title, use the Search Box further down in the left column.
Sam D'ALLESANDRO The Zombie Pit 1989 1st £5.00
Christopher ISHERWOOD Exhumations 1969 £3.00
Henry HARLAND Grey Roses 1901 £40.00
David LEAVITT A Place I've Never Been
signed by author
1990 1st £8.50
Adam MARS-JONES & Edmund WHITE The Darker Proof 1988 £3.00
Bruce MORROW &
Charles H ROWELL
Shade: An Anthology of Fiction by Gay Men of African Descent 1996 1st £6.00

Arbery Books also sells secondhand and rare mainstream titles.

"The queer pub is different. Comparatively few people come alone, except if they happen to be regulars. The usual custom is to come in pairs, then ignore each other for most of the evening, except when the strain becomes too great. If one talks to an unattached person there is usually tension. The man is ill at ease, it takes time to sum you up and the process occupies most of his mind and renders him tongue-tied. he doesn't know whether you are a plain-clothes man or not. This, of course, is usually easy to decide; your age, your clothes, your appearance give the information in a few seconds. But there are other considerations; he doesn't know what you demand; he can guess, but only trial and error can supply the answer."

The Heart in Exile (novel), Rodney Garland, UK, 1953

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