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New Releases: January 2023

Kick off the new year the right way! These January queer releases are perfect for filling – and sticking to – your New Year’s reading list. We’ll continue to update this post throughout the month, so keep it bookmarked! January 3 Releases January 10 Releases January 17 Releases January 19 Releases January 24 Releases January…

January Theme: No Longer Lost In Translation

Greetings! Here at PAT @ Giovanni’s Room, we’re trying something new! Every month we’re using the second-floor table, in front of the fireplace, to display books according to a theme. The theme will change every month, and this way we hope to bring new and unique reads to your attention. We will also include the…

2022 Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the season! Welcome to PAT @ Giovanni’s Room’s annual gift guide! We’ve put together a list for you of the most exciting, diverse, and popular titles we’ve sold this year in the hope of helping you find that special something your special someones are lacking. And of course, what would our gift guide be…

LGBTQ+ Manga for Pride Month: Part 3 – Queer Manga

This is the final post from Erica Friedman as a guest blogger this Pride Month. Thank you, Erica! Part 3 – Queer Manga In Parts 1 and 2 we discussed two genres of manga: Yaoi, aka Boy’s Love, which has been around since the 1990s in Japan, and the much newer Yuri. In both these…

LGBTQ+ Manga for Pride Month: Part 2 – Yuri

This is our second of three posts from Erica Friedman as a guest blogger. Make sure you saw last week’s post, and join us next week for the final installment of recommended manga for Pride Month! Part 2 – Yuri While manga culture in Japan can be traced back about a century, manga is not…

LGBTQ+ Manga for Pride Month: Part 1 – Yaoi

This week and for the next two Wednesdays, we’re welcoming Erica Friedman as a guest blogger. Join us every week for a curated list of recommended manga for Pride Month! Part 1 – Yaoi It’s Pride Month, and somewhere in between renewed activist rage and furiously demanding our space in the public sphere, you may…

Book Review: “Queerly Beloved,” by Susie Dumond

If you watched a lot of YouTube, like I do, you might have noticed a trend among those who like to turn on their cameras and talk about pop culture: they miss romcoms. Where did the romcom go? they ask, the previous staple of the Friday night movie date is all but lost to nostalgic…

New Article Featuring PAT @ Giovanni’s Room

A new article from 34th Street Magazine features PAT @ Giovanni’s Room, as well as Harriet’s, The Wooden Shoe, and Making Worlds, examining the need for and the impact of independent bookstores and book-selling spaces. Special thanks to Walden Green for coming down to conduct some really fun, thorough interviews with us. Click here to…

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again! We’ve put together a list of the extraordinary, eye-catching, best-selling titles of our 2021 at PAT @ Giovanni’s Room (so far). These are the books that defined our year: true stories of incredible experiences, fabulous imaginings from diverse perspectives, gorgeous art and photography, and more. We’ve also included a…