Walking down Marchmont Street in London it was encouraging to see the Camden Council street signs saying "Love Your High Street", and offering a website for further information. And there on www.camden.gov.uk/love you will find a great promotion for Gay's the Word Bookshop. Here it is in full:
Internationally renowned, this small independent book shop and community hub has been providing textual orientation to London’s gay community for 30 years. The shelves, which are sponsored by the shop’s supporters, hold books on gay history, advice on coming out and gay and lesbian fiction.
66 Marchmont Street WC1N 1AB020 7278 7654 http://www.gaystheword.co.uk/.
Fantastic. Surely this then can't be the same Camden Council that is trying to put up Gay's the Word rent by 25%, threatening its existence?
The second hand and remainder shop Marchmont Books has suggested it is unlikely to continue trading, and Camden Council is also trying to whack up the rent of Maghreb Books, a small specialist bookshop carrying books on the Maghreb, www.maghreb-studies-association.co.uk/en/shophome.html. Keep reading Camden New Journal for developments.