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A New Life For Circus Of Books' Iconic Neon Sign

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Circus of Books Silver Lake location was a landmark of the local gay community for more than three decades. After the longtime owners shut the doors in 2016, the store's iconic sign was stacked out back in an alley.

Now the sign will be restored and preserved at the Museum of Neon Art in Glendale. The museum's Executive Director Corrie Siegel says they're raising funds to make the neon glow again:

We try to preserve signs not just because they're beautiful to look at but because of the stories that they tell. And for so many gay men, Circus of Books was a beacon for safety, for connection, for resources.

Siegel says the museum works to preserve Los Angeles history through its collection. The Circus of Books sign is the first piece honoring LGBT history.
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