Books, Art, Clothes, Movies, Music & Much More — Your Purchase Supports Our Mission

The Oldest & Very Best LGBTQ & Feminist Bookstore in the Country

New Releases


Robert Jones Jr

A new kind of epic…A grand achievement…While The Prophets‘ dreamy realism recalls the work of Toni Morrison…its penetrating focus on social dynamics stands out more singularly. –Entertainment Weekly

A singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence.

Happy Birthday Angela Davis

Happy Birthday Angela Davis

January 26, 2021

It’s the last Tuesday of the month and you know what that means: time for a sale! This month, help us celebrate Angela Davis’ birthday by coming into the store on Tuesday, January 26th. Everything the store is 25% off — one day only!!!!


Stay Tuned

No events at this time.
Sorry, there are no upcoming events.

Best Seller


Philly Aids Thrift @ Giovanni's Room

queerbook is the culmination of Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room’s first-ever writing contest. At the beginning of this year, we invited members of our community to submit work for our writing contest with the ultimate goal of publishing an anthology, as well as hosting a release party event where all the authors in the book would be invited to do a reading. Obviously with COVID-19, that plan has changed a bit, but we are still here and proud to present queerbook as a collection of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from members of our store’s community from all over the world. Featuring over 30 writers, as well as an introduction from one of the founders of Giovanni’s Room, this book reflects our pasts, presents, and futures: it is a snapshot of our current moment — our hopes, dreams and fears in a quickly changing world.

Book of the Week

Blade Between

Sam J Miller

From Nebula Award winner Sam J. Miller comes a frightening and uncanny ghost story about a rapidly changing city in upstate New York and the mysterious forces that threaten it.

New Local Releases

Vermilion Pursuit: A Marco Fontana Mystery

Joseph R G DeMarco

When Luciano Sforza comes to town, Marco Fontana is thrilled to spend time with his seldom-seen uncle. Their reunion, however, turns deadly. Luciano is in a tough position as chair of a contentious committee which will decide the authenticity of a purported Botticelli. Battle lines are drawn and tempers flare. When one of Luciano’s assistants is the victim of a hit and run driver, Marco suspects it was no accident. A day later, Luciano is discovered standing over the body of Morgan Cooper, his old enemy and committee rival. The investigating detective believes Luciano is the killer and will do whatever it takes to arrest him. Marco must prove his uncle’s innocence but the answers elude him. The reasons for the murder are far more complex than Marco imagines…