Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room

Giovanni's Room, founded in 1973, is now the oldest, the biggest, the best, and the most beautiful LGBT bookstore in the land. Named for the early gay novel by James Baldwin, the store is a key repository of lgbt culture.

The store’s website is a gateway to virtually any English-language book in print and access to the best listings of LGBT books anywhere.  For example, if you are interested in LGBT young adult books for women, you will find listings of virtually every book published in that subject for the past five years. The website also lists the approximately fifty author readings we host each year.

There is no substitute, though, for the physical store. You can survey in a few minutes the most important books and movies in our specialties published since the last time you were in. Our staff, with over 100 years’ experience, can give you the best advice in our specialties. The inventory and staff are simply incomparable.

If you would like to receive announcements of new releases in any of the following LGBT areas, let us have your email address:

  • men’s books and movies
  • women’s books and movies
  • bi books and movies
  • trans books and movies.

We’re happy to send announcements of store events and we hope to send monthly bestseller lists soon. Just let us know what you’d like.

If you find our services helpful, we hope you will help pay for them by buying any of some 2.3 million books and any of more than 3 million ebooks—from us.

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  • 345 South 12th St.
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107
    United States

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