I found the book Gay Bar by Helen Branson while working at the CLGA. I wanted to buy a copy of the book so I could read it but when I found a single copy on ebay a week or so later, it quickly went over $100 and out of the range of what I was willing to pay.
Being a volunteer has it's privledges, I was able to make a copy of the short book and I read the photocopies at home. I loved the book, it was published in 1957 and tells the story of a real straight-talkin' lady who ran a gay bar in Los Angeles. So many cool things in the book, the best of all is Helen's attitude, she doesn't take any bull.
I later found on amazon.ca that Will Fellows was re-issuing the book with new material and ordered it happily. When I was sending out my few books this past September, getting this seminal book signed was definately near the top of my list. I contacted Will and he agreed to sign it and sent it back with two postcards as well, he seems a delightful guy.