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New Releases

David Bowie Made Me Gay: 100 Years of LGBT Music

Darryl W Bullock

LGBT musicians have shaped the development of music over the last century, with a sexually progressive soundtrack in the background of the gay community’s struggle for acceptance. With the advent of recording technology, LGBT messages were for the first time brought to the forefront of popular music. David Bowie Made Me Gay is the first book to cover the breadth of history of recorded music by and for the LGBT community and how those records influenced the evolution of the music we listen to today.


It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like The Day After Christmas Sale!

December 26, 2017

On Tuesday, December 26th, join us as we celebrate the day after Christmas by having a 25% off everything in the store sale!


William Way Rainbow Reading Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, December 13 - 6:00 PM
Join the William Way Rainbow Reading Book Club! Get the book of the month at Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room and receive a 10% discount! The book for this month is What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwall.  With lyric intensity and startling eroticism, Greenwell has created an indelible story about the ways in which our pasts and cultures, our scars and shames can shape who we are and determine how we love.  

Best Seller

Subject to Change: Trans Poetry & Conversation


Subject to Change is an anthology celebrating the work of five poets who are unapologetically trans: Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Christopher Soto, beyza ozer, Cameron Awkward-Rich, and Kay Ulanday Barrett. Featuring poetry and interviews, this collection is a testament to the power of trans poets speaking to one another–about family, race, class, disability, religion, and the body. This anthology includes a range of trans experiences and poetics, expanding the possibilities of what it means to be both trans and a writer in the twenty-first century.

Book of the Week

Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers

Cat Fitzpatrick

The #1 post-reality generation device approved for home use! This manual will prepare you to travel from multiverse to multiverse. No experience is required. Choose from twenty-five preset post-realities! Rejoice at obstacles unquestionably bested and conflicts efficiently resolved. Bring denouement to your drama with THE FOOLPROOF AUGMENTATION DEVICE FOR OUR CONTEMPORARY UTOPIA.

New Local Releases

Book of Saints & Holy Days - Jim Smith


Part picture book, part celebrity bio, part memoir of growing up gay and Catholic while obsessed with pop culture, My Super Gay Book of Saints & Holy Days is a celebration of the luminaries who have inspired author Jim Smith in his art and in his every day life. Amen to that!

PAT @ Giovanni's Room 2018 Calendar Catalog

The New Year is upon us, and everyone here at the store has been busy putting together a catalog of the very best LGBT calendars for 2018. Take some time to look at the titles we have collected!

Download the Catalog Here