Gay's The Word


Gay's The Word was the first bookshop in Great Britain to be totally devoted to gay literature, and sells books on subjects including political, historical, philosophical and sexual perspectives on homosexuality.

Venue Details & Map

Gay's The Word

66 Marchmont Street
+44 (0)20 7278 7654
Public transport:
Russell Square, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 12 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Gay's The Word

5.0 out of 5 14 August 2015
by Kate M.

A thoughtful, broad selection of books on LGBTQ history, life, theory, and more. Lovely helpful staff will help you find whatever you need, and order in what they don't have.more

5.0 out of 5 4 September 2014
by Marguerite G.

Who knew places like this still exist!? Wonderful little book shop with absolutely charming and helpful staff. I was in a hurry to leave for a gay wedding abroad and needed a groom/groom wedding card.

Very helpful man also showed me an awesome book about the history of same sex marriages that my friends are gonna LOVE.

I only wish I hasn't been racing out of town, would have loved to have...more

5.0 out of 5 14 March 2014
by Sean D.

Great shop where you make wonderful discoveries. Very knowledgable and helpful staff. If you are interested in queer writing there is no better store.more

5.0 out of 5 19 October 2010
by Sarah O.

I love books. None of this online, kindle malarky for me. I love the smell of new books, the feel of being the first one to open their pages and devouring them in one sitting. I love Gay's the Word, and it's so nice to see a gay-centred bookstore in London, managing to keep Amazon and Borders at bay.

Their collection on gay politics, both of the US and Britain, made my heart sing; had I not...more

5.0 out of 5 15 November 2008
by Rory F.

I come to Gay's the word for all my gay magazine needs.

Not my pornographic needs, this is a proper bookstore. Wink.

Anyway, this store has a great selection of Gay themed books and magazines. It's a really nice place to have a browse around and pick up a copy free copy of Boyz. I also saw this book I want about Femme Lesbians. It's been advertised around.

The staff is really helpful here...more

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