The Girls in 3B Gift Set

The Girls in 3B Gift Set
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The Girls in 3B Gift Set
First Edition
Notable author Valerie Taylor addresses real-life problems such as economic independence and sexual identity for women the 1950s. Taylor, an outspoken gay and lesbian advocate and social activist was inducted into the City of Chicago's Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.

What's included:
The The Girls in 3B First Edition Gift Sets are elegantly gift wrapped in organza and include an original collectible lesbian 1959 paperback book (not a reproduction), a custom designed pulp bookmark and a 1 inch Fun Button.

These rare, hard-to-find lesbian pulp fiction novels are original paperbacks from the 1950s, NOT REPRODUCTIONS. We scour book fairs and conventions across the US and Europe to find them. Our vintage books must pass a rigid set of standards. They have no tears, marks or rips.

This hard-to-find lesbian pulp novel tells the story of three young women who move to Chicago and face the excitement and seduction of big city living. Rooming together, each wants to find independence from small-town living. Annice, a poet; Pat, a publishing firm employee and Barby, a stunning shop clerk who falls in love with her female supervisor. The roommates searching for their true identities face issues of sexual identity and attractions, infidelity, drug experimentation, the corporate glass ceiling and double standards. Surprisingly modern for its genre, Valerie Taylor's much-loved coming of age story was reissued as part of the Feminist Press's new Femme Fatale series of pulp fiction in 2003. A lovely Gift Set for that special woman in your life.

What are "Real" Lesbian Pulps?

Our goal is to track down only those written by women, geared toward the lesbian community since many 1950s lesbian pulps were written under pseudonyms, marketed to the general public. 

Where do the books come from?

We search our butts off! We scour book fairs, auctions, private collections and conventions to create these perfect lesbian gifts. We contact booksellers and book collectors from the USA, Canada and parts of Europe.

Are these newly released reprints?
No, Lavender Pulp sells rare authentic vintage collectible paperback lesbian novels, NOT reproductions. Available only in limited quantities, these rare lesbian books are over 50 years old. 

Making the Cut

All books must pass a rigid set of standards. Many rare books do not survive in good condition. We inspect each paperback and include only those that are graded VG/VG+ (Very Good) by traditional bookseller standards into our lesbian gift sets. They have no tears, marks or rips.

About the Artist:
James Meese, distinguished illustrator for The Girls in 3B is best known for his pulp fiction paperback cover art and painterly approach especially in the subtleties of skin and facial tones. During the 1950s he created many detective and crime pulp covers for Mickey Spillane and Agatha Christie books.