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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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Live, Laugh, Lesbian: Navigating Life as a Lesbian in the 21st Century - by Helen Scott - £12.99
"Sometimes, it's easy to feel like the only lesbian in the world - let alone in the village. But wherever you are with your sexuality, you've just picked up a book with the word 'lesbian' in the title and I know baby you would be so proud."  Fr ... 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

Queer Heroes of Myth and Legend: A Celebration of Gay Gods, Sapphic Saints, and Queerness... - by Dan Jones - £16.99
Hidden in the margins of history books, classical literature, and thousands of years of stories, myths and legends, through to contemporary literature, TV and film, there is a diverse and other-worldly super community of queer heroes to discover, lea ... more

Neuroqueer: A Neurodivergent Guide to Love, Sex, and Everything in Between - by CJ DeBarra - £9.99
CJ DeBarra is an Irish journalist from Clonakilty in West Cork. They are a queer, non-binary person who was diagnosed as ADHD as a child. They have been a journalist for fifteen years focusing on local news, history, sex and disability. This is their ... more

Concerning My Daughter - by Kim Hye-jin - £9.99
The Prize-Winning International Bestseller   'I can't help but be moved by a story about women meeting, fighting, helping each other, looking after one another, and raising their voices against the prejudice and criticism they are subject to.' Ch ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tell Me Everything - by Laura Kay - £9.99
‘Glorious, hilarious and life affirming... I absolutely loved it’ – EMMA HUGHES, author of No Such Thing As Perfect  Would you entrust your life choices to someone hell-bent on avoiding theirs?  Natasha has everything under control, a ... more

Future Fish - by Conor Sneyd - £9.99
Sacked from his first job in Dublin, Mark McGuire arrives in the dismal town of Ashcross to take up a new role as customer service assistant for Ireland’s second-biggest pet food brand, WellCat. From his initial impressions, it’s a toss-up whethe ... 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

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

Amazing Ace, Awesome Aro: An Illustrated Exploration - by Victoria Barron - £10.99
The split attraction model? Alterous Love? Queerplatonic relationships? From the creator of Perfectly Queer: An Illustrated Introduction, this bold and brilliantly illustrated guide is written for anyone looking to explore the beautiful ace and aro ... more

Lesbian Love Story: A Queer History of Sapphic Romance - by Amelia Possanza - £20.00
'A RARE TREAT ... UTTERLY FASCINATING' Julia Armfield | 'GORGEOUSLY, QUINTESESSENTIALLY LESBIAN' Lily Lindon | 'THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE' Paula Akpan | 'PASSIONATE' Kate Charlesworth | 'A RADICAL ACT OF QUEER LOVE' Kestral Gaian | 'AN INCREDIBLE, AFFIRMI ... 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

Pageboy: A Memoir - by Elliot Page - £20.00
#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

Chase Of The Wild Goose - by Mary Gordon - £12.00
The story of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, known as the Ladies of Llangollen  “Gordon’s spirited, romantic account of the lives of the Ladies of Llangollen is a fascinating piece of queer literary history in its own right. ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gwen and Art Are Not in Love - by Lex Croucher - £8.99
'Exactly what I needed right now – a delightful, heart-warming, hilarious historical romp, overflowing with queer panic and terrible jokes. I loved it' - ALICE OSEMAN, bestselling author of HEARTSTOPPER  'Fun and genuinely funny, with lovel ... 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

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

The Temperature Of Me And You - by Brian Zepka - £12.99
Sixteen-year-old Dylan Highmark thought his winter was going to be full of boring shifts at the Dairy Queen, until he finds himself in love with a boy who’s literally too hot to handle.   Dylan has always wanted a boyfriend, but the suburbs ... 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

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

A Previous Life - by Edmund White - £10.99
'Elegant, filthy – and quite possibly the queerest thing you will read all year.' - Guardian  'Intriguing and inventive.' - Electric Literature, "Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Book of the Year"  'A dizzyingly enticing and kaleidoscopi ... more

It's Totally Normal! An LGBTQIA+ Guide to Puberty, Sex, and Gender - by Monica Gupta Mehta and Asha Lily Mehta - £12.99
Does fingering count as losing my virginity? How do I know if I am ready for sex? Does penis size actually matter??   Mother and teen duo Monica and Asha Mehta work together to answer your most pressing questions. Forget the penis-in-vagina basi ... more

Bad Gays: A Homosexual History - by Huw Lemmey and Ben Miller - £10.99
An unconventional history of homosexuality.   We all remember Oscar Wilde, but who speaks for Bosie? What about those ‘bad gays’ whose unexemplary lives reveal more than we might expect? Many popular histories seek to establish homosexual hero ... more

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