AIA Bookstore & Design Center
A Unique Bookstore That's Full of Surprises
There are many wonderful surprises inside AIA Bookstore, one of the most unique shops in all of Philly. It stocks an incredible selection of art, architecture, and design books, but also offers a fun and amazing array of creative toys, gifts and novelty items, men’s and women’s accessories and jewelry, picture frames, household items, and unique postcards and Philly-themed items. But the biggest surprise is that it also houses a neon museum with gloriously luminous vintage neon signs salvaged, restored and on loan from Philly local Len Davidson of Davidson Neon. Behind the store is a separate exhibition space that hosts rotating exhibits, including an annual exhibit featuring classic construction and building toys. Admission to the exhibitions is free.
By Sue Manuel, AFAR Local Expert
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