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. Established in 1979 and located in the historic Bloomsbury district of London

London'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

'It's not just a bookshop, but the hub and affirmation of a whole community' - Sarah Waters

66, Marchmont Street
(Russell Sq tube)