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New Books - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

Highlights of new lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fiction & non-fiction. (browse related category Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuality & Transgender )

Most books can be ordered within 7-10 days, subject to availability. If you need a book urgently, or by a specific date, you can always contact us before ordering to ask how long it will take
Bayard Rustin: A Legacy of Protest and Politics - by Michael G. Long (Editor) - £23.99
Celebrates the life and legacy of Bayard Rustin, the civil rights leader behind the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  While we can all recall images of Martin Luther King Jr. giving his “I Have a Dream” speech in front of a ... more

Pageboy: A Memoir - by Elliot Page - £10.99
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER  'The emergence of our true selves is all of our life's work. Pageboy helps chart the course.' Jamie Lee Curtis  'Searing, deeply moving, and incredibly poignant... This isn't simp ... more

The Knowing - by Emma Hinds - £16.99
A SUNDAY TIMES HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH  ‘Vivid, visceral and utterly immersive. Extraordinary’ LIZ HYDER author of The Gifts   ‘You can smell the spit and sawdust rising from the pages of this atmospheric gothic novel.’ ... more

Lover Birds - by Leanne Egan - £8.99
With an irresistible enemies-to-lovers romance, and perfect for fans of Alice Oseman and Becky Albertalli, Lover Birds is a beautifully-written, inclusive and heart-pounding romance.  When Isabel Williams moves to Liverpool, she criticises se ... more

The Secret Public: How LGBTQ Performers Shaped Popular Culture (1955–1979) - by Jon Savage - £22.00
A monumental history of the LGBTQ influence on popular culture, from the award-winning, Sunday Times-bestselling author.  An electrifying look at key moments in music and entertainment history between 1955 and 1979, which helped move gay cult ... more

100 Queer Poems: An Anthology - by Andrew McMillan and Mary Jean Chan - £10.99
Mary Jean Chan and Andrew McMillan's luminous anthology, 100 Queer Poems, is a celebration of thrilling contemporary voices and visionary poets of the past. Featuring Elizabeth Bishop, Langston Hughes, Ocean Vuong, Carol Ann Duffy, Kae Tempest and ma ... more

Blessings - by Chukwuebuka Ibeh - £14.99
'Chukwuebuka Ibeh's writing has a certain delicacy to it, so wonderfully observant, and so beautiful' Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie   When Obiefuna's father witnesses an intimate moment between his teenage son and the family's apprentice, newly arr ... more

Just By Looking at Him - by Ryan O'Connell - £9.99
‘A horny romp that makes you think, laugh, and feel. O’Connell is one of my favourite writers’ MONICA HEISEY, author of Really Good, Actually   ‘A very funny novel about falling for a fantasy and finding love for one’s own self’ ... more

Devotion - by Hannah Kent - £9.99
'A glorious love story' – Sarah Winman, author of Still Life Longlisted for the Dublin Literary Award  A stunning story about the impossible lengths we go to for the ones we love, with a breathtaking twist, from the bestselling author of B ... more

God's Children Are Little Broken Things - by Arinze Ifeakandu - £9.99
‘Although he writes about queer lives and loves in Nigeria, Arinze Ifeakandu’s voice is sensually alert to the human and universal in every situation. These quietly transgressive stories are the work of a brilliant new talent’ DAMON GALGUT, Bo ... more

Radical Love - by Neil Blackmore - £16.99
Welcome to England, 1809. London is a violent, intolerant city, exhausted by years of war, beset by soaring prices and political tensions.   By day, John Church preaches on the radical possibilities of love to a multicultural, working-class congre ... more

Queer Villains of Myth and Legend - by Dan Jones - £16.99
Every good hero needs a villain! Explore the hidden world of magnetic and mysterious villains, often cast aside and misunderstood in tales of mythology and folklore. Through the pages of Queer Villains of Myth and Legend, discover a diverse community ... more

Queer Blues: The Hidden Figures of Early Blues Music - by Darryl W Bullock - £20.00
From the very beginning, the blues has had a close connection with the LGBTQ community. There is a long and decorated history of so-called ‘dirty blues’ songs, stretching back beyond the earliest attempts to capture the blues on record. The 1920s ... more

Yerba Buena - by Nina LaCour - £9.99
“A love story like no other” Gay Times  “The book is a sensory feast, teeming with vivid detail: the smells of rain-soaked dirt and magnolia blossoms, the flavors of blistered corn and caramelized orange peel, the chill of a walk-in refrige ... more

Fire Island: A Queer History - by Jack Parlett - £10.99
Fire Island: a slim strip of land off the coast of New York, and a place of hedonism, reinvention, liberation.   Arriving on the island after a break-up back home in England, scholar and poet Jack Parlett was beguiled by what he found. Here we ... more

Mona of the Manor - by Armistead Maupin - £20.00
'A breeze' The Times ‘Delightful comedy of manners' iPaper ‘A welcome tenth instalment of his iconic Tales of the City saga’ Mail on Sunday ‘A witty novel about identity and finding a family in 1980s England’ Woman&Home 'The message sti ... more

Miss Major Speaks: Conversations with a Black Trans Revolutionary - by Miss Major Griffin-Gracy and Toshio Meronek - £9.99
A legendary transgender elder and activist reflects on a lifetime of struggle and the future of black, queer, and trans liberation.   Miss Major Griffin-Gracy is a veteran of the infamous Stonewall Riots, a former sex worker, and a transgender ... more

Rainbow Rainbow - by Lydia Conklin - £9.99
A collection of stories that celebrate the humour, darkness and depth of emotion of the queer and trans experience that’s not typically represented: liminal or uncertain identities, queer conception and queer joy.   In this delightful debut coll ... more

28 Questions - by Indyana Schneider - £9.99
They say it takes 28 Questions to fall in love. Then what?  'Funny, clever, sad without self-pity, and with an uplift that is the writing itself' Jeanette Winterson  'If it's an addictive read you're after, consider this your next stop.' Styl ... more

Neon Roses - by Rachel Dawson - £16.99
‘A BIG-HEARTED STORY ABOUT FINDING YOUR FEET AND FOLLOWING YOUR HEART’ SARAH WATERS  ‘JOYFULLY QUEER, FILTHY AND FUN’ CHLOE TIMMS  ‘A HUG AND A SNOG OF A BOOK’ SO MAYER  Eluned Hughes is stuck. It’s 1984 in a val ... more

Six Times We Almost Kissed (And One Time We Did) - by Tess Sharpe - £7.99
Six fun facts about PENNY and TATE:  1. They’ve known each other their whole lives 2. Their moms are best friends 3. They are DEFINITELY NOT friends 4. They keep almost kissing 5. They don’t talk about it 6. Thanks to their moms, the ... more

Private Worlds: Growing Up Gay in Post-War Britain - by Jeremy Seabrook - £14.99
A moving memoir chronicling the friendship of two gay men coming of age in 1950s Britain.  'All profound relationships have the quality of being a folie a deux; an intimate departure from reality, an imaginative creation of a world apart; ... more

No Worries If Not: A Funny(ish) Story of Growing Up Working Class and Queer - by Soph Galustian - £16.99
No Worries If Not is a funny, relatable coming-of-age story, that explores Soph Galustian’s experiences of poverty, queerness, mental health, grief and community. She recounts her life from childhood, to teens, into adulthood through a mixture of s ... more

Bi+ Lines: An Anthology of Contemporary Bi+ Poetry - by Helen Bowell - £9.99
The first-ever anthology of poems written by those who identify under the bi+ umbrella, Bi+ Lines is an engrossing, exciting, and often moving title gathering bi+ poets from across the globe.  Edited by award winning poet Helen Bowell, the an ... more

We Do What We Do in the Dark - by Michelle Hart - £9.99
A beautiful book so filled with sharp longing and perfectly phrased vulnerability that I read it in a reverent hush’ Torrey Peters, author of Detransition, Baby  ‘Exceptional... has flashes of Sally Rooney’s CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS, ... more

Never Trust a Gemini - by Freja Nicole Woolf - £7.99
Star-crazed, star-crossed – and starting to fall in love. Meet Cat Phillips: chaotic teen lesbian and self-confessed clown...   Life is fraught for fourteen-year-old, zodiac-obsessed Cat. First there’s a minor bus-meets-girl accident, the ... more

It Came From the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror - by Joe Vallese (Editor), with a Foreword by Kirsty Logan - £14.99
“Horror opened me up to new possibilities for survival... I saw power in freakery and transgression and wondered if it could be mine.”   The relationship between horror films and the LGBTQ+ community? It’s complicated. Haunted houses, forbi ... more

First Time for Everything - by Henry Fry - £8.99
‘Funny, touching and fabulous... a little slice of queer joy‘ Julie Cohen, author of Together ‘Hilarious, tender, raw, and heart-stoppingly moving‘ Amanda Eyre Ward, author of The Jetsetters   Danny Scudd is absolutely fine.  At ... more

Bad Education: Why Queer Theory Teaches Us Nothing - by Lee Edelman - £24.99
Long awaited after No Future, and making queer theory controversial again, Lee Edelman’s Bad Education proposes a queerness without positive identity—a queerness understood as a figural name for the void, itself unnamable, around which the social ... more

Transmogrify! 14 Fantastical Tales of Trans Magic - by g.haron davis (Editor) - £14.99
Perfect for fans of All Out and Cemetery Boys, this anthology claims a seat at the table of fantasy literature for trans and gender nonconforming stories.  Transness is as varied and colorful as magic can be. In Transmogrify!, you’ll embark ... more

Learned By Heart - by Emma Donoghue - £16.99
Shortlisted for the Atwood Gibson Prize.  The heartbreaking story of the love of two women – Anne Lister, the real-life inspiration behind Gentleman Jack, and her first love, Eliza Raine – from the bestselling author of Room and The Wonde ... more

Liberated: The Radical Art and Life of Claude Cahun - by Kaz Rowe - £16.99
Courageous Surrealist artist Claude Cahun championed freedom at every turn, from rejecting gender norms and finding queer love to risking death to sabotage the Nazis.  At the turn of the twentieth century in Nantes, France, Lucy Schwob met Su ... more

Transitional: In One Way or Another, We All Transition - by Munroe Bergdorf - £16.99
'A riveting blend of memoir and manifesto ... I found myself dog-earing every page' Elizabeth Day 'Profoundly articulate. Entirely wise. Beautifully real.' Attitude 'Transitional is a clever, moving book that packs a lot into its 194 pages' Guardia ... more

I'm Never Fine: Scenes and Spasms on Loss - by Joseph Lezza - £14.99
★★★★★ “A standout piece of work. This is tough and true and so well considered. A magnificent achievement.” Russell T. Davies, award-winning writer and creator of Queer as Folk and Doctor Who   In I'm Never Fine, a collage memoir ... more

Fanny and Stella: The Young Men Who Shocked Victorian England - by Neil McKenna - £12.99
London, April 1870: Fanny and Stella were no ordinary Victorian women. They were young men who liked to dress as women: Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton.   Stella was the most beautiful female impersonator of her day, Fanny her inseparable c ... more

Under the Whispering Door - by TJ Klune - £9.99
Witty, haunting and kind, Under the Whispering Door is a gift for troubled times. TJ Klune brings us a warm hug of a story about a man who spent his life at the office – and his afterlife building a home.  From the author of joyous New York ... more

As Good as a Marriage: The Anne Lister Diaries 1836-38 - by Jill Liddington - £25.00
The BBC and HBO series Gentleman Jack brought Anne Lister to international attention, awakening tremendous interest in her diaries, which run to nearly five million words and are partly written in her secret code. They record in intimate detail Anne' ... more

The LGBTQ+ History Book - by Dorling Kindersley Ltd - £19.99
Discover the rich and complex history of LGBTQ+ people around the world - their struggles, triumphs, and cultural contributions.   Exploring and explaining the most important ideas and events in LGBTQ+ history and culture, this book showcases the ... more

Pretended: Schools and Section 28: Historical, Cultural and Personal Perspectives - by Catherine Lee - £16.00
Pretended is a vivid historical, political and cultural account of schools and teaching under Section 28, a law that banned schools in the UK from promoting homosexuality as a 'pretended family relationship'.   Catherine Lee was a teacher in ... more

The Unfamiliar: A Queer Motherhood Memoir - by Kirsty Logan - £16.99
An unconventional, unexpectedly funny, brutally honest memoir about infertility, pregnancy and motherhood.  ‘You and your partner want a baby. But your two bodies can’t make a baby together.’  If you want a baby but your body says other ... more

Queer Life, Queer Love: The Second Anthology - by Matt Bates, Julie Bell, Sarah and Kate Beal (Editors) - £9.99
Queer Life, Queer Love celebrates the best new queer writing from around the world, by both new and established writers and features voices across all narrative forms. The new book includes 44 stories, poems, essays and flash-fiction. This is writing ... more

The Queer Parent: Everything You Need to Know From Gay to Ze - by Lotte Jeffs and Stu Oakley - £20.00
‘Answers every question you could have about LGBTQ+ families. A must read.’ - Will Young  'A fantastic read. Full of knowledge, empathy, laughs and above all hope.' - Suzi Ruffell  This informative, funny and empowering book from the host ... more

Hand in Hand with Love: An Anthology of Queer Classic Poetry - by Simon Avery (Editor) - £10.99
Hand in Hand with Love is a celebration of queer voices throughout the ages. Spanning from Sappho and the Ancient Greeks to Edna St. Vincent Millay and the modernists, this luminous anthology champions and redefines the spectrum of queer poetry.  ... more

Lose You to Find Me - by Erik J. Brown - £7.99
From the bestselling author of All That’s Left in the World comes a swoon-worthy LGBTQ+ romance, perfect for fans of If This Gets Out and What If It’s Us.  Tommy Dees is in the weeds – restaurant speak for beyond overwhelmed. He’s b ... more

Love from the Pink Palace: Memories of Love, Loss and Cabaret through the AIDS Crisis - by Jill Nader - £10.99
‘I read the book in one go. I laughed and cried like a baby, and was transported back to a time of innocence, clouded by the enormity of the harsh reality... Just amazing’ CATHERINE ZETA JONES  ‘As it happens, I was also a Jill in the e ... more

The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government - by David K. Johnson - £22.00
A new edition of a classic work of history, revealing the anti-homosexual purges of midcentury Washington.  In The Lavender Scare, David K. Johnson tells the frightening story of how, during the Cold War, homosexuals were considered as danger ... more

Red Closet: The Hidden History of Gay Oppression in the USSR - by Rustam Alexander - £17.99
In 1934, Joseph Stalin enacted sodomy laws, unleashing a wave of brutal detentions of homosexual men in large Soviet cities. Rustam Alexander recounts the compelling stories of people whose lives were directly affected by those laws, including a naï ... more

Bi: The Hidden Culture, History and Science of Bisexuality - by Dr Julia Shaw - £10.99
A provocative and eye-opening book on the science and history of bisexuality, from the internationally bestselling author and co-host of BBC podcast Bad People.  Significant strides have been made in recent years in the movement for LGBTQ+ rights ... more

Fat and Queer: An Anthology of Queer and Trans Bodies and Lives - by Edited by Bruce Owens Grimm, Miguel M. Morales and Tiff Joshua TJ Ferentini - £14.99
AASECT Book Award for General Audience  'A joy to read' ESSIE DENNIS 'A beautifully written collection' JUNO ROCHE   We're here. We're queer. We're fat.   This one-of-a-kind collection of prose and poetry radically explores t ... more

Time is a Mother - by Ocean Vuong - £12.00
Discover the Sunday Times bestselling collection from the TikTok sensation and author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous.  'One of the most important poets of his generation' ANDREW MCMILLAN, author of Physical   'Powerful' DUA LIPA ... more

All Down Darkness Wide - by Sean Hewitt - £10.99
A luminous memoir from the prize-winning poet - a story of love, heartbreak and coming of age, and a tender exploration of queer identity.  'Beautiful' Colm Tóibín 'Rapturous' New York Times 'Extraordinary' Observer 'Stunning' Sunday T ... more

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