Rare and old gay, lesbian and transgender books and ephemera
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 and we expect to reinstate our bargain gay book section shortly.
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. Discounts are generally available for orders of three books or more - contact us before submitting payment.
Our books are stored in London N1; they are not
available for browsing, but prospective customers can arrange a visit to
see specific titles. Books can also be brought to potential customers in inner north and east London
Our mainstream titles are not accessible on this website; they can be found on our
Who we are
Arbery Books is run by writer
Martin Foreman, with assistance from his partner.
Martin's published work includes novels (Weekend and The Butterfly's Wing)
and collections of short stories (A Sense of Loss and First and Fiftieth).
In the 1980s he was a literary critic for Gay News (UK) and the New York Native.
Between 1986 and 2006 he wrote extensively on the sociological causes and consequences of the global
HIV epidemic, with a particular focus on male sexuality. His writing currently focuses .
Martin's current writing focus is theatre. He has had two critically successful productions in London in 2013 (Californian Lives and Tadzio Speaks . . . ). His Desire and Pursuit will be produced at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2014. Selections of his fiction can be seen on