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New Releases

Fifth Wound

Aurora Mattia

A baroque work of intimate myth exploring one woman’s interdimensional search for beauty and embodiment, through kaleidoscopic renderings of hospital corridors, brutal breakups, and passionate romance.

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Last Tuesday of the Month Sale

March 28, 2023

In March, we’re celebrating the birth of lesbian author Jane Rule! Her seminal novel, Desert of the Heart, influenced lesbian novels for decades with its realistic portrayal of sapphic relationships and upbeat ending. The novel would be turned into the lesbian cult classic movie, Desert Hearts, in 1985. Come celebrate Jane Rule’s works and legacy with us on Tuesday, March 28th with 25% off everything in store!


Philadelphia Queer Book Club: AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED

Thursday, April 6 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The beautiful Philadelphia Queer Book Club is meeting at our store!  At 6:00 we’ll be discussing Anne Carson's AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF RED.

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Order through us and get 10% off your purchase until April 6th! Click here, or just mention the book club when you pick it up at the store!

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Best Seller

Scorched Grace: A Sister Holiday Mystery

Margot Douaihy

Sister Holiday, a chain-smoking, heavily tattooed, queer nun, puts her amateur sleuthing skills to the test in this “unique and confident” debut crime novel (Gillian Flynn).

Book of the Week


Gerardo Sámano Córdova

A “wholly unique” and “uncompromising” literary horror debut about a boy who transforms into a monster, a monster who tries to be a man, and the people who love him in every form he takes (Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke and Other Misfortunes)

New Local Releases

So You Wanna Be a Pop Star?: A Choices Novel

Zachary Sergi

An energetic, interactive YA novel about five solo pop artists navigating drama, finding their sound, and discovering what it truly takes to chase their dreams of music stardom after being forced into a pop group together.

Introducing Queer Atlas

Welcome to Queer Atlas, a podcast broadcasting out of Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room. Queer Atlas has been created to highlight queer & trans art, activism, and spaces here in the city of Philadelphia. Each episode features an interview from a special guest, conversations about new and old LGBTQ media we are enjoying, as well as a peek at life in our store.


Listen To The Fourth Episode