So you want to

Visit the Bookshop

So you want to

Visit the Bookshop

Gay's The Word

66 Marchmont Street

London WC1N 1AB

+44 (0)207 278 7654

Opening Hours

Monday-Saturday: 11am-6pm

Sunday: 1-6pm

Online order collection: all opening hours.



Public Transport

Nearest Tube Station: Russell Square

Nearby Tube Stations: Euston, Kings Cross/St Pancras

Nearby Bus Routes: 30, 59, 68, 168, 205

Bike Racks: Marchmont Street


Wheelchair access 

The bookshop is wheelchair accessible. There is a small fixed ramp at the front door, and a portable ramp will be placed by staff when required to provide access to the sections at the back of the bookshop. 


Guidance for individuals with visual impairment

We are very happy to give guidance around the bookshop, read blurbs, and compile books for review or purchase. We do not stock large print books, but we may be able to order these for you.


We do play background music during shop hours. If you would prefer silence, we can turn off the records while you browse. While we do not have a hearing loop or have a staff member who knows BSL, we endeavour to speak clearly and face forward with customers and are very happy to communicate with pen and paper.


A stool or chair can be provided for seating whilst browsing, please just ask a member of staff and they will provide one for you. For in-house events, seating will almost always be provided as part of the event; if not, it is still available upon request.



We have a toilet on the ground floor level that can be accessed without steps, but it is not wheelchair accessible. However, due to safety concerns with Covid-19, our toilet is currently for staff only.