Gay’s The Word

Gay’s The Word is one of the most iconic places of queer history in the capital. This independent bookshop opened on January 17th, 1979 and it was founded by LGBT+ socialist group Gay Icebreakers. Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners held their first meetings in Gay’s The Word which secured its iconic place in the LGBTQ+ movement. Within these wall you will find fiction, non-fiction, history, politics, graphic novels, travel, poetry, children, young adult magazines and erotic books. The selection is pretty impressive, however this was not always the case. As you might imagine, being a gay bookshop in the … Continue reading Gay’s The Word

Fleabag at Waterstones

To celebrate the publication of Fleabag, The Scriptures you could visit Fleabag’s Guinea Pig Cafe at Waterstones, Piccadilly 12 November – 17th November. Waterstones is one of the biggest book chains in Britain and their flagship store can be found at Piccadilly Circus. This is London’s largest bookshop, offering 6 huge floors of books! As you might imagine, you can find everything here from Fiction, Travel, Poetry, Art, LGBTQ+, Autobiographies, History, Language and even Children’s section. If you ever fancy a nice skyline view of London, you should also go and visit the cafe on the fifth floor which serves … Continue reading Fleabag at Waterstones

Five Leaves & Bookwise Secondhand Shop

When I travel one of the things on my must do list is exploring the local, independent bookshops. I do some research, go visit and buy some books. Also, I keep being loud about supporting local businesses. So when I was in Nottingham, I visited two bookshops; Five Leaves and Bookwise Secondhand Shop Five Leaves Publications was set up in 1996 and has published around 200 literary, political, social history and other titles, including a strong Jewish list and books for young adults. The bookshop opened in 2013 with a strong emphasis on independent publishing. – For more details go … Continue reading Five Leaves & Bookwise Secondhand Shop

Emily Wilson: On Gender and Being the First Woman to Translate Homer’s Odyssey into English

Of course being male is the unmarked gender category. Men very often think: I don’t need to think about gender, because I have the right gender. I think it’s the strength in my capacity to read, interpret translate Homer. I’m … Continue reading Emily Wilson: On Gender and Being the First Woman to Translate Homer’s Odyssey into English

Good Omens Filming Location

The Enterprise Pub is located on Red Lion Street, close to Holborn Tube Station and this was used as a filming location for Good Omens. It’s a Victorian style pub which still has many of its original features. Me and my friend went to visit recently and had a really great time. We even had some pints of beers while we were waiting for Crowley to show up… We talked to the staff and asked them about the filming. They were very kind and chatted with us for a while and we learnt that the filming happened actually 2 years … Continue reading Good Omens Filming Location