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AIA Bookstore and Design Center

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Cool and New - Albeit Limited

Good albeit somewhat limited selection of new and cool items for giving. Wonderful set of items for... read more

Reviewed December 17, 2013
David W
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Near Reading Terminal- good place for gifts for yourself and others

I was visiting the Fabric Museum next door and saw the attractive window for this store. Its an... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2013
CSSnowshoer
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New York City, New York
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Jan 4, 2017
“Store is no longer much more than a souvenir shop”
Dec 17, 2013
“Cool and New - Albeit Limited”
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Reviewed January 4, 2017

Several years ago this store had an extensive collection of books, many high quality and distinctive personal and household items, and a tasteful stock of greeting cards. It has shrunk to almost nothing in size, quality, and interest. Instead of a community asset, we have...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Good albeit somewhat limited selection of new and cool items for giving. Wonderful set of items for kids of all decades. Best part is form meets function with many items.

Date of experience: November 2013
Thank David W
Reviewed August 19, 2013

I was visiting the Fabric Museum next door and saw the attractive window for this store. Its an interesting place- in back there are a series if photos of Philly and some large posters about INFILL projects, as well as nice clean restrooms. Up front...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

There's an interesting and eclectic collection of toys and kitchen/home gadgets as well, and it's a great place to browse while waiting for one of the Center For Architecture's fabulous walking tours of the city, which include Furness's PA Academy of Fine Art, the Loews...More

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank missalg
Reviewed December 31, 2011

The layout of the store was appealing but the selection of merchandise was somwhat uninspired - Jonathan Adler tschokies, Lego architecture models, Phillies baseball Christmas tree ornaments - all pretty generic with a few gems scattered thoughout. The book selection was good however and the...More

Date of experience: December 2011
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Reviewed June 30, 2011

Jordan and Allison were so helpful! I was looking for a wedding gift for my best friend that is very design savvy. They helped me get a really colorful bowl set that stacks into itself. Was no cool I want one for my kitchen.

Date of experience: April 2011
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