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Gay's the Word

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Simply good!

This is a book shop/magazine all queer-related content, including classic videos. It is not a porn... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Vancouver, Canada
Absolutely wonderful

I have been there multiple times and I have gotten 5 books so far and I have already finished all... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2018
Sydney C
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A bookshop with subject matter for the gay community.
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66 Marchmont Street | Wc1, London WC1N 1AB, England
+44 20 7278 7654
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

This is a book shop/magazine all queer-related content, including classic videos. It is not a porn store; it is classy and has intellectual flavour to it. It has a few merchandise items including post cards, birthday card and pins. The literature is vast and has...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

I have been there multiple times and I have gotten 5 books so far and I have already finished all of them (I literally have not read a book for pleasure in 3 years). I literally just kept going back each week because every book...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Sydney C
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

A good bookshop worth going to. Not too expensive not too cheap friendly staff books at a decent price. New books and second-hand books and very helpful staff not too easy to get to but that's life. I would highly recommend going to the shop....More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank s00ty7
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

A most wonderful little bookshop in a lovely street. A welcoming staff who always help you choose amongst the latest released LGBTQI books and classics too. A very calm and empowering experience to visit as it has a rich history and a great catalogue of...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Tino O
Reviewed August 24, 2017

I did a small visit to various bookshops in London this year and I was surprised to read that this was the only LGBT bookshop in all of London. I come from Newcastle in the North East and I thought London would have had quite...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank fredspoon
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Superb and, to me, historic bookshop. I drop there everytime I'm going to London, brooches, T shirts. I went there twice this year, in f February for lovely cards and pin's, I also had the pleasure of a lovely chat with the lovely Jim. And...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank ChuckNW3
Reviewed August 6, 2017

My spouse and I spent $80 pounds here on several books. THis bookstore has a wide range of good material. Yes, some pulp / romance stuff but also a large inventory of academic items as well. We were really impressed and will always come back...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank brainwavesurfdog
Reviewed July 16, 2017

Great little bookshop. The books are nicely laid out in groups of genre / interest so you can find things easily whether you're looking for something in particular or just browsing. It's walking distance from St Pancras Station and not hard to find. On the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank EmmaR3505
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

I finally stopped by this cute little bookstore and my only regret was that I didn't have more money on me! I was impressed with the variety of great books they had. (My non-gay friends have stopped here too and loved the hilarious greeting card...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank KaylaAnnV
Reviewed April 19, 2017

My girlfriend and I sought out this gem after finding out it was the one the bookshop in the film Pride is based on. There was an amazing selection of books, we both walked away with a few, and some Pride merchandise, like pins and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
3  Thank Brie K
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It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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