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gaystheword
London

Bio: Gay's the Word [est. 1979] is London's iconic independent lesbian and gay bookshop and houses the most comprehensive selection of gay, lesbian, bi and trans books in the UK, and one of the best in the World. Relaxed and welcoming, GTW has a genuine gay community atmosphere and regularly hosts excellent author events, signings, and group discussions. Stock wise think everything from vintage gay erotica to queer theory. Our broad stock ranges from lesbian literary fiction to underground 1950s gay erotic art; from pro-diversity children's books to titles on homosexual desire in revolutionary Russia. Our non-fiction covers a wide range of issues from trans politics through to how to tell your mother you are gay. Located two minutes walk from Russell Square tube, we are a straight-friendly gay-family business that offers a world-wide mail order service. Gay's The Word is the UK's pioneering independent lesbian and gay bookshop. Established in 1979, we are located in the historic Bloomsbury district of London. We are Britain's 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 GTW as 'the fountainhead of queer literature in Britain.' 'Truly a fine example of how an independent bookshop should be' - Time Out Follow Gay's the Word bookeller on Word Press: https://halfheartedhomonym.wordpress.com/

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