Join GayCities, the fun way to discover the world

See where your friends and people like you are going and what they say about places and events worldwide.
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


Join GayCities and share your take

  • Wednesday ·

  • Tuesday ·

  • dodgejames75 loves

    December 9 ·

  • GI loves

    December 2 ·

  • mike2046 loves

    November 12 ·

  • November 8 ·

  • November 5 ·

  • cozartj loves

    October 16 ·

  • 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 ·

  • Giantfighter is now a fan

    May 17 ·

  • more (23)


Kohn & Kohn 0
1112 Pine St

Adornamenti 0
1106 Pine St

Happily Ever After Toy Store 0
1010 Pine St

Halloween 5
1329 Pine St

Blendo 0
1002 Pine St