About Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room
Giovanni’s Room is the oldest LGBTQ & feminist bookstore in the country. After 41 years of serving the LGBT community in Philadelphia, the store closed on May 17, 2014. Soon after, it was announced that Philly AIDS Thrift signed a two-year agreement to become the proprietor of Giovanni’s Room. The new venture was named Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room will continued to sell LGBTQ books–both new and used–as well as clothing, bric a brac, housewares and art.
Their goal is to sell the lovely, useful, interesting, amusing, and sometimes mysterious stuff generous people donate to our thrift store and then distribute the proceeds to local organizations involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS.