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

Yelp Reviews

10.00 out of 5
based on 14 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Gay's The Word

5.0 out of 5
18 October 2016
by Alex I.

I can't recommend Gay's The Word enough! It's the only specific LGBT bookstore in the UK, and it dates back to the 70s. Walking into it, you always feel a wonderful sense of community, a sense of stepping back in time in the best way and a true sense of the beauty that is being part of the LGBT family. It is a cozy cute atmosphere that's fantastic for a browse. They sell a great range of... more

5.0 out of 5
04 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
04 April 2014
by Kenneth H.

One of London's gems. Great curation of books, very knowledgable and lovely staff, and a pillar in the community overall. Skip Amazon and head to Gays the Word. more

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

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