RISING PRICES IN PARIS FORCE CLOSING THE MOST FAMOUS GAY BOOKSTORE

The city’s housing crisis is not without France’s best-known LGBT bookstore, considered one of the best in the world, Les Mots à La Bouche, forced to close due to rising incomes.

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📣Les mots à la bouche ce n'est pas qu'une librairie, c'est un patrimoine culturel & symbolique… Aujourd'hui en danger!📣 . 🏳‍🌈 Notre librairie LGBTQ+ parisienne historique, au coeur du marais, est menacée. Forcés de quitter le local que nous occupons depuis les années 80, nous cherchons encore activement un nouveau lieu où déménager. En attendant, nous alertons 💬 . 🙌Vous êtes nombreuses et nombreux à nous témoigner chaque jour votre soutien, nous proposer votre aide, merci : cela nous aide à garder espoir dans cette période difficile! . #lesmotsalabouche #librairie #patrimoine #parislibrairies #lgbtbookshop #bookstagram

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The bookshop is not only one of the most famous in the world for the LGBT community, it is already a historic spot in the gay district of Paris, in the Marais district, according to The Guardian. It was in 1983 that he settled there, foreseeing a long life in a neighborhood where a different life, more open to this community, was bubbling up. About 40 years later, the eviction order arrives: the owners have until March this year to find a new address.

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Francisco Lacerda

Francisco Lacerda

Francisco Lacerda born in Lisbon, Portugal. Francisco is a Queer Art culture critic and director of Pois. He is a specialist in luxury and art, and writes for Pois since 2018.

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