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Giovanni’s Room, nation’s oldest surviving LGBT bookstore, to close

| Monday, April 28, 2014
Shown is a historical marker outside of Ed Hermance's Giovanni's Room, the nation's oldest gay bookstore on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA — The nation's oldest gay bookstore is writing its final chapter. The owner of Giovanni's Room in Philadelphia says he'll close the doors to the 41-year-old store by the end of next month.

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Giovanni’s Room, nation’s oldest surviving LGBT bookstore is for sale

| Friday, September 6, 2013
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission's marker at Giovanni's Room, unveiled on Sunday, October 15, 2011.
PHILADELPHIA -- The owner of nation's oldest surviving LGBT bookstore said that he is retiring after 37 years and is putting the shop and its building up for sale, potentially ending four decades of operation.

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