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Booksellers and bookselling

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = AMS

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Autograph letter signed from Walter de la Mare to Mr Wood, 20 September 1920

 Item — Box CLX-A-355
Identifier: Coll-1848/17-0236
Scope and Contents Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Wood, thanking him for his letter and saying he is "sorry you will be obliged to omit some of the poems you selected, but of course there's no help for it. May one of the others be substituted for Bunches of Grapes which has already been over-used? Have you written to Longman's? I'm afraid they will want a fee - but please tell them you have made arrangements with me. The poems from Peacock Pie I have Complete Control - as far as anthologies etc are concerned...
Dates: 20 September 1920

Collection of Ian R. Grant, antiquarian bookseller

Identifier: Coll-1383
Scope and Contents The material represents Ian R. Grant's seller's stock. The widely varied content of the collection includes legal documents on vellum, oaths of burgesses, inventories, correspondence and letter books, printed material such as adverts, magazines and religious pamphlets, songs and poems, family history documents, etc. It also includes a collection of c. 30 Burmese palm leaf manuscripts dating from the 19th century.Because there was no discernible original order, the material was...
Dates: 1544-1986

Gay Scotland, Issue 5, Nov 1982 - Dec 1982

Identifier: GD61/10/2/6
Scope and Contents Front cover headlines include: "Tom Robinson Talks to Gay Scotland"; "More Female Trouble from Bryony Lavery"; and "It’s Our Bookshop and It’s Scotland’s First", an article on the opening of Lavender Menace. Contents include: letters from readers; an editorial; news reports including "Lord Lieutenant Refuses to Intervene", which discusses the Fife branch of the Scottish Homosexual Rights Group (SHRG) being refused advertising space in newspapers and on buses; Gay Women’s Page; recurring...
Dates: Nov 1982 - Dec 1982

Gay Scotland, Issue 12, Jan 1984 - Feb 1984

Identifier: GD61/10/2/13
Scope and Contents Front cover shows an alien and a man in underwear and reads: "perchance to dream". This issue also includes: an editorial discussing Dennis Nilsen; a report on a meeting with Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Michael Ancram; the arrest of two men in George Square, Glasgow after kissing; the opening of Edinburgh's Lesbian Line; report on the National Union of Student's Lesbian and Gay Liberation Conference in Belfast; international reports covering Russia, the Netherlands, the United...
Dates: Jan 1984 - Feb 1984

Gay Scotland, Issue 15, Jul 1984 - Aug 1984

Identifier: GD61/10/2/17
Scope and Contents Front cover reads: "Marketing Men… or Myths", and shows an advertisement for Soloflex. This issue includes: a financial update from the Scottish Homosexual Rights Group (SHRG) which was facing insolvency; an article with the headline "Should We Expose Gay MPs?"; London Gay Switchboard receiving £8,000; an article on an Edinburgh Gay Switchboard social event; an update on Scottish AIDS Monitor (SAM); news reports covering Minor Problems (publication), a raid at Gay is the Word bookshop, a...
Dates: Jul 1984 - Aug 1984

Gay Scotland, Issue 16, Sep 1984 - Oct 1984

Identifier: GD61/10/2/18
Scope and Contents Front cover headlines reads: "Pop Goes the Closet", which shows pictures of The Smiths, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and Bronski Beat, and relates to an article focusing on Brian Epstein and his suspected romantic infatuation with John Lennon. This issue includes: a report of raids, seizure notices, fines and prison sentences for people selling gay literature; an article concerning the Scottish Homosexual Rights Group and their involvement in anti-racism and sexism campaigns; Pink Triangle...
Dates: Sep 1984 - Oct 1984

Gay Scotland, Issue 27, May 1986 - Jun 1986

Identifier: GD61/10/2/29
Scope and Contents Front cover reads: “Richard Coles on Red Wedge”, “Jeffrey Weeks on Sex and History” and “New lesbian series”.This issue discusses: the opening of Stonewall café; equal opportunity policies at Stirling District Council; HM Customs and Excise seizing books from Gay’s the Word bookshop; an update on Scottish AIDS Monitor (SAM); articles relating to young LGBTQ+ people; Apartheid and the International Gay Games in San Francisco and other international news relating to the LGBTQ+...
Dates: May 1986 - Jun 1986

Gay Scotland, Issue 29, Sep 1986 - Oct 1986

Identifier: GD61/10/2/31
Scope and Contents The front cover shows people at a march holding a Gay Scotland banner and reads: “Censorship”, Caeia March”, “Lisa Eade”, and “Derek Jarman”.This issue includes: an article discussing The Forbidden Library in London; an interview with Derek Jarman; lesbian author Caeia March discusses her work with Sigrid Nielsen; the Gay Scotland short story winner, These Things I Have Told You, by Lisa Eade; the seizure of books at Gay is the Word; international news relating to the LGBTQ+...
Dates: Sep 1986 - Oct 1986

Gay Scotland, Issue 64, 1992

Identifier: GD61/10/2/63
Scope and Contents The cover reads: “Europeans Gay Games Report”, “A Decade of West and Wilde”, and “Where to Go, What to See”. This issue includes: an article on ten years of West and Wilde (formerly Lavender Menace); coverage of the gay and lesbian community in the mainstream press; updates on lesbian news and groups in Scotland; a feature on the first European gay games, organised by Gay Integration Through Sports & Holland (GISAH); articles and reviews of theatre and books; personal ads;...
Dates: 1992

Hello Sailor! The Hidden History of Gay Life at Sea, Jan 2003

Identifier: GD61/11/2/7/5
Scope and Contents

An order form to purchase a copy of Hello Sailor! The Hidden History of Gay Life at Sea, published by Pearson Longman. The book discusses the history of homosexuality in the British merchant navy.

Dates: Jan 2003