Delightful, odd, messy, and fun. Washington, D. The bar is open Thursday through Sunday till 1 or 2 amand it's popular with guys who wear and admire leather, as well as other fans of uniforms, rubber, and similar attire.
Founded by Deacon Maccubbin in with titles, it was known for its wide selection of books, ranging from queer theory and religion to eroticaas well as DVDs, music CDs and gifts. A second store in Baltimorebelieved by the Baltimore Sun to be the only gay bookstore in Marylandopened in and closed in the spring of Director John Waters declared that store's closing "very, very sad".
Lambda Rising, a Washington, D. Its owners say the store is still doing well but it's time for them to move on. It's the latest gay bookstore closing in what's become a national trend over the past few years.
Started by Deacon Maccubbin in with titles, it is now known for its wide selection of books, ranging from queer theory and religion to eroticaas well as DVDs, music CDs and gifts. It also has a location Rehoboth BeachDelaware. A third store in Baltimorebelieved to be the only gay bookstore in Marylandwill close in the spring of after being open nearly a quarter-century.
Lambda Rising will close in January after a year run. DC Agenda photo by Aram Vartian. Agenda in an exclusive interview that he plans to retire soon and that he and co-owner Jim Bennett, his domestic partner of 32 years, decided they would rather close the stores than sell them to a new owner who might change their focus and mission.
Bookish lesbians found one another in the queer bookstores of an earlier era — and they also discovered community there. Sure, I wanted something to read, but I also needed a place to live and to get the scoop on the social scene. Three decades later, the bookstore scene is very different.
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The closing of a women's haven leaves the lesbian community short on institutions. It's the last Saturday in September, and the remains of a bookshelf are flying out the second-story window of 17th St. Crashing into a back-alley dumpster, the wooden shards settle into a heap of bags and boxes.