London's leading gay and lesbian bookshop Gay's The Word is
celebrating more than thirty years of successful trading,
The long-standing shop, which opened in 1979 and is situated on
Marchmont street near Russel Square tube, is thirty-three years
It is London's biggest independent book shop for the LGBT
To mark the festivities, store managers are offering free birthday
cup-cakes all day, Prosecco from 5.30pm and 15 per cent off any
full-price Gay or Lesbian novel to those lovely enough to wish them
a 'Happy Birthday' at the till.
Speaking to DIVA, Assistant Manager Uli Lenart said: "Gay's The
Word was set up as a community bookshop and without the community
we don't exist.
"We are run for the welfare, benefit and health of the community.
That was our mandate in 1979 and is still central to our beliefs in
They also added that customer loyalty and support has helped them
ride the recession, explaining that recent donations will improve
the business, this year.
"We've recently done some fundraising which means we can update
our website and widen our scope for customers - both across the UK
"A huge big thank you to DIVA readers and everyone - gay or
straight - who continues to support us".