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Books Everyone Should Read for LGBT History Month

October is quickly approaching, and so we decided to put together a list of books everyone should read for LGBT History month. Do you have these titles on your bookshelf?   How to Survive a Plague: The Story of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS How to Survive a Plague by David France provides a…

New Arrival! Amateur: A True Story About What Makes a Man

In this groundbreaking new book, Thomas Page McBee, a trans man, trains to fight in a charity boxing match at Madison Square Garden while struggling to untangle the vexed relationship between masculinity and violence. Through his experience boxing—learning to get hit, and to hit back; wrestling with the camaraderie of the gym; confronting the betrayals and…

See You at the Trans Wellness Conference This Weekend!

Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room will be at the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference on Friday and Saturday tabling with new books! That’s Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, 4th at the Convention Center on 129 North Broad Street. We’re so excited to see y’all there!

Grey Gardens Ticket Give Away Spectacular!!!

Just two weeks away from the big event, and we got to thinking: who is the BIGGEST GREY GARDENS FAN IN THE WORLD? What a better way to find out than a free give away contest! That’s right! FREE (you Dirty lil’ Cheapskates)! This is your chance to win two VIP tickets — that includes…

Ten Books for Pride 2018

One way to recognize LGBTQ+ communities is to make sure their voices are heard, so for Pride Month 2018 we have put together a list of books we think are worth reading (or re-reading) this summer. Here are ten books for your Pride 2018, in no particular order: We the Animals Justin Torres’ first novel…

Black Girl Magic

Black Girl Magic: A Poetry Anthology

In Black Girl Magic, the second volume in the BreakBeats Poets series, the Black girl magic is an undeniable force, igniting the pages and speaking necessary truths. Edited by Mahogany L. Browne, Idrissa Simmonds, and Jamila Woods, the anthology collects poetry from the canon of Black women. The poets write from a range of intersections within the…

Special Visitor — Nicole Dennis-Benn!

Wow! The wonderfully talented Nicole Dennis-Benn stopped by the store this week and signed a few copies of her novel Here Comes the Sun! These signed copies won’t last long — grab yours today!