Friends in NY recommended me to visit G BOOKS when in DC during Easter weekend, so i went to there and looked around.
At first glance, the books, magazines scattered everywhere, but it seems the Asian guy working there knows everything (he told me later he was librarian for 10 years, and in gay books business for another 10 years ), with his help i found some 1st edition books which are rare and hard to find, and some old Williams Higgins DVDs, which are cheap already, but he gave some extra discount when checking out.
The most impressive thing of visiting the store is that I found the 1st gay mag i've ever read 30 years ago! Just like meet a long lost old friend again, bringing back all my sweet memory.
Indeed, G BOOKS looks messy, but full of gay books, mags & movies you may not find other places at great prices.
It really makes me think of those little bookshops in San Francisco and New York, which have been disapearing in the past 30 years.
G BOOKS also gives me an inspiration,
As i'll retire in a couple years, Me and my partner are planning doing something active, instead of staying put, so we may open a similar little bookstore like G BOOKS in New York. Not only does it fulfill my dream ( i awlays want to open a bookstore), but also make friends with gay booklovers although it's not lucrative business nowadays. That's called laobour of love.