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Gay's the Word

Front of a shopWhile you may instinctively reach for Amazon or Waterstones, we urge you to visit your local bookshop instead. For those of you visiting or if you live in London Gay's the Word bookshop is a must go to destination. Two minutes walk from Russell Square tube station, it's is the only specifically lesbian and gay book store in the UK. And here's your map. It recently appeared as a primary location in the film Pride which, BTW, we thought was rather good. Gay's the Word is also on Facebook with books, events and news.

When the shop was founded in 1979, gay books were not generally available in ordinary bookstores. From the beginning, the bookshop was used as a community and information resource for lesbians and gay men providing information on gay organisations and forthcoming events.

Homage | Three Flying Piglets
Made by GMHC volunteers, a fond homage to Gay’s the Word which marks its 40th Anniversary in January 2019.

Gay's the Word
66 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AB
Gay's the Word | Wikipedia

Inside England’s only LGBT bookshop | i-d | 18 Jan 2019
A book lovers pride | Evening Standard | 5 Jul 2018
1984: The trials of Gay’s the Word | Gay in the 80s | 1 Oct 2012

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