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Gay's the Word

66 Marchmont Street | Wc1, London WC1N 1AB, England
+44 20 7278 7654
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A good book shop worth going into.

A good bookshop worth going to. Not too expensive not too cheap friendly staff books at a decent... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
s00ty7
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London, United Kingdom
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Iconic LGBTQI Bookshop

A most wonderful little bookshop in a lovely street. A welcoming staff who always help you choose... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Tino O
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London, United Kingdom
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A bookshop with subject matter for the gay community.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“academic” (2 reviews)
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66 Marchmont Street | Wc1, London WC1N 1AB, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank s00ty7
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Reviewed 1 November 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

Thank Tino O
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Reviewed 24 August 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

Thank Philip E
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Reviewed 18 August 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

Thank ChuckNW3
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Reviewed 7 August 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

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Reviewed 16 July 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

Thank Emma R
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Reviewed 3 June 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

1  Thank KaylaAnn V
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Reviewed 20 April 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

2  Thank Brie K
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a small store with a well-curated collection of books. The staff is friendly and able to suggest books as well as other LGBT events and destinations in London.

Thank Passport92
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

It's a pretty small bookshop, true, but there are still many books and curious souvenirs. Staff are helpful and friendly.

Thank JaimeGarcia94
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