1218 Arch Street
AIA BookstoreThe AIA Bookstore, one of the most unique shops in the city, holds a million surprises. It stocks a vast selection of art, architecture, and design books, but also offers an amazing array of fun and creative toys, gifts, and novelty items, as well as men’s and women’s accessories and jewelry, picture frames, household goods, one-of-a-kind postcards, and Philly-themed wares. Behind the store is a separate exhibition space that hosts rotating exhibits, including an annual show held each winter dedicated to classic construction and building toys. Admission to the gallery is free.