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New Releases

Jane Against the World: Roe V. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights

Karen Blumenthal

From award-winning author Karen Blumenthal, Jane Against the World is deep and passionate look at the riveting history of the fight for reproductive rights in the United States.

Writing Contest Deadline Extended!

April 17, 2020
Due to the fact that our store will be closed until at least Friday, April 3rd, we have decided to extend the deadline of our first ever Writing Contest to Friday, April 17th. So, if you find yourself at home for the next two weeks, this is a great opportunity to channel your energy into something creative. For guidelines and entry rules, please visit this page. Happy writing, and be safe! xoxo, PAT@Giovanni’s Room


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Best Seller

Witches, Midwives, & Nurses (Second Edition): A History of Women Healers

Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, first published by the Feminist Press in 1973, is an essential book about the corruption of the medical establishment and its historic roots in witch hunters. In this new edition, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written an entirely new chapter that delves into the current fascination with and controversies about witches, exposing our fears and fantasies. They build on their classic exposé on the demonization of women healers and the political and economic monopolization of medicine. This quick history brings us up-to-date, exploring today’s changing attitudes toward childbirth, alternative medicine, and modern-day witches.

Book of the Week

Don't You Know I Love You

Laura Bogart

The last place Angelina Moltisanti ever wants to go is home. She barely escaped life under the roof, and the thumb, of her violent but charismatic father, Jack. Yet home is exactly where she ends up after an SUV plows into her car just weeks after she graduates from college, fracturing her wrist and her hopes to start a career as an artist.

New Local Releases

Third Rainbow Girl: The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

Emma Copley Eisenberg

A stunningly written investigation of the murder of two young women–showing how a violent crime casts a shadow over an entire community.

Our First Ever Writing Contest

Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room is proud to present our first annual writing contest. You know us as the oldest LGBTQ+ and feminist bookstore in the country, and now you can be part of our fabulous history! We are publishing an anthology of writing, bringing the community together in one book.

The grand prize winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room. All winners will be collected in an anthology released just in time for Pride 2020! We will celebrate the release with a reading from the published works in June 2020.

The contest opens January 1, 2020 and closes at midnight (EST) April 17, 2020. Send us your best poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. We cannot wait to read your writing!

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