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Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area
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Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area

By Stryker, Susan;Van Buskirk, Jim

San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1996. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 4to - 9.8 in by 10 in. . Near perfect, no markings, gift quality. Spine uncreased. Color photos on stiff wraps, coated stock. Photo book tracing gay history of San Francisco from early 1900s, but concentrating mostly on post WW 2 period through the early 1990s. Includes both color and b&w historical photos, with detailed text and captions. Foreword by Armistead Maupin. .

$17.10

Delicate Courage: An Exquisite Journey of Love, Death, and Eternal Communication
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Delicate Courage: An Exquisite Journey of Love, Death, and Eternal Communication

By Geary, Jim

NY: iUniverse, 2010. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 8vo - 8.5 in. Tall. Virtually new, light crease on front cover, else new. Signed on half-title page. Honest, compelling first-person memoir of the pioneer of AIDS advocacy and support in San Francisco at the outset of the epidemic. He also narrates his experience in falling in love with another man and losing him to AIDs. Geary continues his AIDs ministry in the Daytona Beach area. .

$11.40

The Christopher Street Reader

By Denneny, Michael, et al, Eds

NY: Perigee Trade, 1984. Book. Good. Soft cover. 1st Paperback Printing. Corners thumbed and creased, spine creasing, moderate wear. No markings except arithmetic on rear endpaper. Water stains on rear cover. Binding firm. Satisfactory as reading copy. An anthology of dozens of non-fiction articles carried by Christopher Street, the New York-based periodical about gay men in the early years of the post-Stonewall gay rights movement. Among the many contributors: Edmund White, Gore Vidal, Randy Shilts, Andrew Hollerman, Arthur Bell, Felice Picano and Martin Duberman. .

$19.00

Mother of Sorrows (Vintage Contemporaries)
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Mother of Sorrows (Vintage Contemporaries)

By McCann, Richard

NY: Vintage, 2006. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 8mo -- 8 in tall . Former library book with tag on top of front cover, spine and inside cover. Corner crease and vertical crease on front cover. Text clean. Binding firm. Collection of 10 short stories, following a gay man from childhood into adulthood as he deals with conflicted relationships with his dominating mother, distant father, and older brother..

$3.33

Cary Grant : A Biography
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Cary Grant : A Biography

By Eliot, Marc

NY: Harmony Books (Crown Publishers), 2004. Book. Fine. Boards. First Edition Stated.. 435 pp., 32 pp. glossy b&w photos. Close to new, No markings. Detailed and frank biography of an actor known mainly for his looks and early successes in comic roles. Although married five times, he maintained a long relationship with Randolph Scott, and Hollywood largely ignored his bisexual private life. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In. Tall.

$8.55

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
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Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

By Sedaris, David

New York: Little Brown, 2004. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. First Edition.. 8m0 -- 8.25 in. 257 pp. Light reading wear, spine edge rubbed. Lightly thumbed. Bookstore stampings on inside covers. Text clean. Another 22 hilarious stories about Sedaris, his travels and his kooky family. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.

$3.33

Out of Sync
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Out of Sync

By Bass, Lance

New York: Simon Spotlight Entertainment (Simon & Schuster), 2007. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition. 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall. 195 pp. with 8 pp. of glossy color photos. Lightly read. Upper right corner nicked. No markings. Spine uncreased. Readable, conversational memoir of a boy-band star who hid his homosexuality for several years while he performed with NSync. 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall.

$5.23

The Married Man
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The Married Man

By White, Edmund

NY: Vintage International, 2001. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. Reprint.. 8vo - 8 in tall . 321 pp. Light wear, close to new, no markings, except for stamping on preliminary page. Two male lovers -- a furniture scholar and a younger architect -- move from Paris to Venice to Key West to Providence to Montreal and finally to the Sahara as their relationship grows more complicated and challenged. Some critics consider this novel White's best. .

$4.75

Coming Out to Play
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Coming Out to Play

By Rogers, Robbie (with Marcus, Eric)

NY: Penguin, 2014. Book. Fine. Trade Paperback. First Paperback Edition.. 222 pp. Like new. Glossy color covers have fold in flaps, rear flap has 3 poses of Roberts that can be cut out and saved as collector's cards. Tiny black line on top edge near spine, no other markings. Autobiographical account of first US pro soccer player to come out as gay. He details his boyhood, which included playing with dolls and enjoying the My Little Pony cartoon show. Includes 16 pp. of glossy color photos. He currently plays for L.A. Galaxy team. Front cover has close-up head and shoulders shot of a smiling blond Rogers. Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall.

$4.75

April 1998 Issue -- Hollywood Homes

By Architectural Digest

NY: Conde Nast, 1998. Magazine. Very Good +. Magazine. 332 pp. Light edgewear, spine uncreased, corner crease on rear cover. Text clean. Historical and contemporary glimpses of the homes of many Hollywood stars, including Jimmy Stewart, Rita Hayworth, Claudette Colbert and Val Kilmer (all shown on front cover), plus Diane Keaton, Joan Blondell & Dick Powell, Boris Karloff, Helen Mirren, Burt Lancaster, Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Laughton, Ann Souther, Gene Autrey and Billy Haines. Other articles include a piece on Sunset Boulevard mansions, landscape architecture by Florence Yoch and film design work for "Meet Joe Black." Size: 4to --11 in Tall.

$7.13

The Farewell Symphony
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The Farewell Symphony

By White, Edmund

Vintage Int'l, 1998. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 413 pp. Slight wear with light thumbing. Quarter-inch tear on front cover. Else close to new, no markings. Spine uncreased. Part 3 of White's elegy for the liberated gay American generation of the 1960s thru the 1990s. Cover blurb: "Here is a work of Proustian richness, sadness and wisdom." Size: 8vo - 8 in Tall.

$5.70

Liza Minelli Cover -- November 2010 Issue

By The Advocate

Los Angeles: Here Media, 2010. Ephemera. Very Good. Magazine. November 2010.. 56 pp. Corner crease on front cover. Light wear. Cover story features Liza discussing her gay friends and her album, "Confessions." Other features include a look at Republican gay activists (Ken Mehlman, Ted Olson, et al) and an interview with author Michael Cunningham about his new nove "By Nightfall." Size: 8vo --10.75 in.

$4.28

From Our Home.To Yours: A Book of Favorite Recipes

By Metropolitan Community Church of Charlotte

Leawood, Kansas: Cookbooks Unlimited (Circulation Service) Book. Very Good. Plastic Spiral. First Edition.. 140 pp. of recipes plus about 20 pp. of filler (cooking hints, measurement guides, etc.) Light wear, no markings. Glossy covers, green plastic spiral binding that allows the book to lie flat. Not dated, likely circa 1990. A collection of ordinary all-American recipes compiled by the Metropolitan Community Church of Charlotte, a gay-affirming Christian congregation in North Carolina. Size: 8vo -- 8.75 in..

$14.25

Becoming A Man: Half a Life Story

By Monette, Paul

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. Book. Very Good. Cloth Strip & Boards. 6th Printing.. 278 pp. Light soil on jacket, black marker dot on bottom edge, bookstore stamping on endpaper. No other markings. Classic gay autobiography about a youth coming to terms with his sexuality in teh 1950s at prep school and Yale, then heading into the Big City and then California. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in.

$5.23

Cary Grant : A Biography
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Cary Grant : A Biography

By Eliot, Marc

NY: Harmony Books (Crown Publishers), 2004. Book. Very Good +. Boards. First Edition Stated.. 435 pp., 32 pp. glossy b&w photos. Close to new, slight spine slant, light edgewear to jacket. No markings. Detailed and frank biography of an actor known mainly for his looks and early successes in comic roles. Over the years, he expanded into darker roles, culminating with Hitchcock's "Suspicion" and "North by Northwest." Although married five times, he maintained a long relationship with Randolph Scott, and Hollywood largely ignored his bisexual private life. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In. Tall.

$6.65

A Measure of Madness

By Merrick, Gordon

Warner Books, 1986. Book. Very Good. Mass Market Paperback. First Printing Thus.. 422 pp. Some edgewear, spine creased. Text clean. No markings. An early gay-themed romance, with a tanned male sunbather gracing the cover. Escaping a destructive love affair in New York, Phil Renfield recovers his ability to love in the arms of English artist Johnny Marston and in the lush paradise of the island of Crete. But then enters Manoli--Greek, beautiful, arrogant, and capable of stirring up a hurricane of shame and jealousy that leads quickly to violence..

$9.03

The World of Normal Boys

By Soehnlein, K.M.

NY: Kensington Publishing, 2000. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 282 pp. Light wear. Text clean. A novel about New Jersey suburban life in the 1970s. Robin MacKenzie, a 13-year-old gay kid, gets caught up in in a triangular relationship with next-door neighbor Todd Spicer and classmate Scott Schatz. Debut novel by Soehnlein. Robin develops a fascination for 17-year-old neighbor Todd who, despite often teasing him, initiates a sexual relationship with the younger boy, whom Todd invites to a party after which they go swimming on a golf course. Robin further forms a close bond with fellow freshman Scott Schatz, whose father is physically abusive. Robin learns that, two years earlier, Todd and Scott were involved in a sexual relationship. Robin is troubled by this, but his relationship with Scott is ultimately unaffected. During the novel, Robin's younger brother Jackson dies some time after falling from a slide and breaking his neck, an incident Robin blames himself for although it isn't anyone's fault. As a result Robin's family begins to break down: his father becomes violent towards Robin, and Robin's longstanding bond with his mother begins to be affected. His younger sister Ruby becomes religious and also closer to Robin. Size: 8vo -- 9 in. Tall.

$6.65

The Other Side of Silence: Men's Lives & Gay Identities - A Twentieth-Century History
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The Other Side of Silence: Men's Lives & Gay Identities - A Twentieth-Century History

By John Loughery

NY: Henry Holt and Co., 1998. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 507 pp., 12 pp. glossy b&w historical photos. Close to new, no markings or creases. Slight thumbing. A detailed history of gay men's identity and political activity within the United States from 1900 and mostly closeted decades, to the coming-out era in the 1960s and 70s to national political activism in the 1990s. Includes 27 pp. of reference notes, index. A readable blend of scholarship and anecdotal narrative. Cover shows saillor and soldier walking hand in hand. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in..

$6.18

"The Hollywood Issue" -- Darren Criss Cover -- March 2011

By Out Magazine

NY: Here Media, 2011. Magazine. Fair. Magazine. 118 pp. on glossy stock. Rippled from exposure to dampness. Lightly read. Binding firm. A package of articles on Hollywood productions with gay and lesbian relevance. List of 50 all time best GLBT-related movies. Feature on Darren Criss, with 3 full page color photos and cover. Spring fashion spreads. Directors Cut article contains mini-interview snippets with Sebastian Silva, Dustin Lance Black, Eric Mendelsohn. Paul Jasmin photo spread showing young teens recapturing sullen moods of the 50s. Size: 4to -- 1 in Tall.

$1.90

Man of the House

By Stephen McCauley

NY: Simon & Schuster, 1996. Ex-Library. Good. Cloth Strip and Boards. First Edition.. 287 pp. Spine slanted. Binding strong. No markings except usual library discard stampings. Mylar protector. Colored endpapers. A bittersweet novel about Clyde, a gay college instructor in Cambridge, Mass., and his growing friendship with Ben, teenage son of a longtime friend. Clyde cautiously attempts to play a fatherly role in Ben's life, with mixed results. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In.

$3.80

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