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New Releases

Afterglow (a Dog Memoir)

Eileen Myles

Prolific and widely renowned, Eileen Myles is a trailblazer whose decades of literary and artistic work “set a bar for openness, frankness, and variability few lives could ever match” (New York Review of Books). This newest book paints a kaleidoscopic portrait of a beloved confidant: the pit bull called Rosie.



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October 31, 2017

On Tuesday, October 31st join us as we celebrate Halloween!


William Way Rainbow Reading Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, October 25 - 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 Beijing Comrades by Bei-Tong (translated by Scott E. Myers). Beijing Comrades is the first gay novel published in mainland China, and is a tale of capitalism, love, power, and secrecy.

Best Seller

Giovanni's Room

James Baldwin

Set in the 1950s Paris of American expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. James Baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion.

Book of the Week

Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir

Nicole J Georges

Packed cover-to-cover with heartfelt and disarming black-and-white illustrations, Calling Dr. Laura tells the story of what happens to you when you are raised in a family of secrets, and what happens to your brain (and heart) when you learn the truth from an unlikely source.

New Local Releases

Encyclopedia of Black Comics

Sheena C Howard

The Encyclopedia of Black Comics, focuses on people of African descent who have published significant works in the United States or have worked across various aspects of the comics industry. The book focuses on creators in the field of comics: inkers, illustrators, artists, writers, editors, and more.

Join us for Outfest 2017!

Did you know the largest National Coming Out Day event takes place right here in Philadelphia? That’s right! Taking over the Gayborhood neighborhood of Philadelphia in Midtown Village, Outfest celebrates Philadelphia’s LGBT history and LGBT community.

Now in its 27th year, the block party — spanning a dozen full blocks — consists of drag shows, games, bar crawls, music and shopping. A main stage hosts live entertainment of all sort all day long, bringing entertainment that in the past has spanned from high-heel races to belly dance shows to award ceremonies.

So on October 8th, be sure to stop by our table and then come say hello to us at your new favorite bookstore!

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