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Gay’s the Word, London’s Independent Gay & Lesbian Bookshop

October 30, 2013
by Carla Barrett

“Where can I buy literature on the LGBT theme?”

GAY’S THE WORD, London’s Independent Comprehensive Gay & Lesbian Bookshop, Russell Square, London.

 A wonderful bookstore serving the LGBT community since 1979, Gay’s The Word is the UK’s pioneering independent lesbian and gay bookshop. The bookshop was established in1979 in the historic Bloomsbury district of London. It is an independent LGBT book specialist, offering a wide choice of gay books and film that goes well beyond the mainstream. With friendly, helpful staff, the shop has a genuine community atmosphere and hosts regular book events and discussion groups.

 The author Armistead Maupin describes Gay’s The Word as “the fountainhead of queer literature in Britain.”

“Truly a fine example of how an independent bookshop should be” – Time Out

“It’s not just a bookshop, but the hub and affirmation of a whole community” – Sarah Waters

Visit the website: gaystheword.co.uk

Follow on Twitter: @gaystheword

Categories: literature. Tags: bookshop, Gay, Lesbian, LGBT, and literature.

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