I no longer deal in rare and antiquarian books.
This website is gradually closing, but some items may still be for sale:
Make me an offer if you wish to buy.
I still buy for my own collection rare books, magazines and ephemera of gay interest, almost always published before 1980,
and science-fiction and fantasy (books, not magazines) published before 1950.
I also buy erotica of any sexual interest published before 1900.
If you have something to sell contact me.
With many thanks to my customers over the last nine years
- I hope you always find what you are looking for.

Gay Erotic / Pulp Fiction and Non-fiction to 1971
gay erotic writing 1970s and 1980s gay erotic writing 1990 onwards

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 fields of interest are sexuality in general and antiquarian (pre-1900) curiosities, erotica, picaresque and sexual behaviour. Recently we have added early science-fiction and fantasy to our lists.

We ship worldwide, usually within one working day of receiving an order. £ prices include UK postage and packing. Where $ prices are given, they include postage to the USA.

Erotic and pulp fiction forms a spectrum from almost chaste romance to repetitive emotionless sexual activity; another line can be drawn from engaging literature to the dullest prose. The books listed in this section can lie anywhere in these categories and some erotic / pulp fiction is surprisingly well written. In addition they offer fascinating insights into the lives and attitudes of gay men and the society they lived in forty or more years ago. Most came from specialist publishing houses in the USA, appeared only in paperback and were sold in shops that the general public were unlikely to enter; a few appeared first in hardback and reached a much wider audience.

This page also lists some non-fiction works, included here because their sensationalist approach echoed that of pulp fiction. Note also that because one man's pulp is another man's literature the title you are looking for may not be here. Click the Fiction heading or search box on the left to see what other titles we have.

Books are listed in order of first publication. All books are complete and may have minor damage; serious defects are noted by the title. Books with titles in blue can be paid for immediately; for other titles use the link to order by email.

James Barr
Paperback Library, New York, 1967 (first published 1950)

Cover: wear to edges, significant wear / rubbing to spine, creases, nicks, small tears, sticker on back page. Inside front cover: bookseller's stamp. Old price in pencil on half-title. Pages tanning. Small tears on first two leaves.
"Can two men of intelligence and integrity live as respected members of a society that would destroy them if their strange love were exposed?"

£6.00      or buy hardback edition
The Man from Pansy
Don Rico
Lancer Books, NY, USA, 1967 1st edition

"Meet Buzz Cardigan . . . the limp-wristed spy who stops at nothing to queer freedom's enemies" back cover blurb

order here
Don Rico The Man From Pansy

Arbery Books also sells secondhand and rare mainstream titles.

"Terry Wallace drove slowly alone in his high-powered convertible, staring out over the passing scene. The night was beautiful, late April when it seemed that all the clean, untempered breeze of the world was here with its gentle winds; and the earth lay warm and fecund, burgeoning with buildings, the moonlight falling upon them like a soft blue net.

Out of the moonlit sky another familiar building took a square, solid stand. Another tree, another quiet sweep of shining water, another mast. Its tall pole and cross beams extended like welcoming arms, and at its base rocked the boat, lazily and serenely. Lights in its cabin shone, set there to hold out a warm welcome, through portholes ajar, and through them a radio could be heard playing the music of New Orleans."

Opening paragraphs, Somewhere Between The Two, Jay Little

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