The older among us will have fond memories of Mushroom Bookshop, which closed about 13 years ago. It was an “alternative” book shop which was very LGBT friendly. Ross Bradshaw, who used to work at Mushroom, has now opened Five Leaves Bookshop.
Ross says “"Five Leaves Bookshop will include dedicated lesbian and gay sections from the start. Supporting and promoting LGBT concerns is important to us, and we welcome people dropping in leaflets and posters advertising LGBT events as well as shoppers!” They also stock Diva, Curve, Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, Gay Times etc.
The shop is at 14a Long Row, that’s down the little alleyway next to Primark and over the road from the Tourism Centre. It opened on November 9th. The website is