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New from Armistead Maupin!

Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin’s memoir Logical Family now out in the store! Says Neil Gaiman: “A book for any of us, gay or straight, who have had to find our family. Maupin is one of America’s finest storytellers, and the story of his life is a story as fascinating, as delightful, and…

We Have T-Shirts!

Yes, the rumors are true! You can now show your <3 with an official P.A.T. @ Giovanni’s Room T-Shirt, modeled here by our wonderful Saturday morning volunteer Gionna! Big thanks to our friends at Camden Printworks! Stop in and grab one today for only $12  

WKDU’s Electronic Music Marathon

Did you know our big brother store at 710 S. 5th Street is turning into a dance club THIS Saturday, October 7th, from 10pm to 2am? Tickets are only available at the door and are an affordable $10 each. There is a very limited supply. It’s all part of WKDU’s Electronic Music Marathon weekend–86 DJ’s…

Just In! New Arrival!

Come on down to the store and grab a copy of the newest from Ariel Gore! Michelle Tea says: “A new feminist classic penned by one of the culture’s strongest authors at her most experimental and personal.” Only $18.95!

Staff Member Ben Reviews Édouard Louis’ new novel End of Eddy

THE END OF EDDY, debut novel by French author Édouard Louis, chronicles in bare prose the author’s experience growing up gay in the tiny provincial municipality of Hallencourt. The France depicted by Louis in his autofiction is bleak: disappearing factory jobs have been replaced only by alcoholism and cardboard windows, family ties are worn thin…

Local Guides Present a Tour of Philadelphia’s Gayborhood

This cute, little-baby-start-up website named hmmmm Giggle? or Gaggle? or Gargoyle?–no wait it’s called GOOGLE– anyway they dropped by a couple weeks back. They were filming a street level guide to gay Philly, so of course they featured BOTH our stores–Philly AIDS Thrift @Giovanni’s Room at 12th and Pine Street and Big PAT at 710…