Philly AIDS Thift will reopen Giovanni’s Room– the country’s oldest continuously operated LGBT bookstore.
A staple of Philadelphia’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community for nearly four decades will close its doors for good in just a few weeks, after being unable to find a new buyer.
The longtime owner of the oldest, continuously operating LGBT bookstore in the country has been planning on selling the Philadelphia shop. Recently, during a celebration of the store’s 40th anniversary, he gave an update on the store’s future.
At nearly 40 years old, Giovanni’s Room was out when many in the LGBT community were not.