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Giovanni's Room *

Gay Philly Must
With the sad closure of the Oscar Wilde Bookstore in New York, Giovanni's Room is now the oldest gay bookstore in the country. And it is worthy of that title. Located in the heart of Gay Philly, Giovanni's Room is a spacious store packed with all sorts of queer literature. The regularly scheduled guest authors are a who's who of gay literary greats, and you are sure to happen across some cute literary lovers.

Tags: Bookstore

345 South 12th Street (12th and Pine)
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Washington Square West

(215) 923-2960


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  • cozartj loves

    Thursday at 9:17am ·

  • Giantfighter gave this place *
    Historic Landmark
    This is the 1st alternative lifestyle bookstore I ever knew. The oldest LGBTQ bookstore in our nation that I know still in existence. It also sells movies, CDs, comics, magazines, newspapers, jewelry & other accessories. I remember purchasing my 1st Queer book there. I will feel such disappointment to see it vanish, because of technology.

    May 17 at 4:47pm ·

  • Giantfighter is now a fan

    May 17 at 4:40pm ·

  • king.joseph.31392 gave this place *
    love it
    love it nice people

    Mar 26 at 1:30am ·

  • mcgonjam is now a fan

    Feb 1 at 1:36pm ·

  • marksandberg gave this place *
    great Gay book store
    These folks really care about service and have two floors of books to select from. They also operate an online service. They are great people.

    Jan 11 at 3:29am ·

  • marksandberg is now a fan

    Jan 11 at 3:27am ·

  • dannOH is now a fan

    Dec 24 at 6:54pm ·

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    Dec 16 at 8:14pm ·

  • cjcollins was here

    Aug 3, 2013 at 5:36am via foursquare ·

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