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100 Boyfriends

Brontez Purnell

One of Vulture, LitHub, The Millions, and Paperback Paris‘s Most Anticipated Books of 2021, one of Cosmopolitan‘s 30 New LGBTQ+ Books to Add to Your Reading List in 2021 and one of The Advocate‘s 22 LGBTQ+ Books You Absolutely Need to Read This Year

Each story in 100 Boyfriends is a minor eclipse: stunning in scope, technically blinding, and entirely miraculous. I laughed and I cried and I laughed until I cried–Brontez Purnell is a marvel. –Bryan Washington, author of Memorial

An irrerverent, sensitive, and inimitable look at gay dysfunction through the eyes of a cult hero

Happy Birthday W. E. B. Du Bois

Happy Birthday W. E. B. Du Bois

February 23, 2021

It’s the last Tuesday of the month and you know what that means: time for a sale! This month, help us celebrate W. E. B. Du Bois’ birthday by coming into the store on Tuesday, February 23rd. Everything in the store is 25% off — one day only!!!!


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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


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.

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…