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AIA Bookstore and Design Center

1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
+1 215-569-3188
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Store is no longer much more than a souvenir shop

Several years ago this store had an extensive collection of books, many high quality and... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
bobfoley10
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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 18 December 2013
David W
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good52%
  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
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4 Jan 2017
“Store is no longer much more than a souvenir shop”
17 Dec 2013
“Cool and New - Albeit Limited”
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1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
City Center East
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+1 215-569-3188
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Reviewed 5 January 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

Thank bobfoley10
Reviewed 18 December 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.

Thank David W
Reviewed 20 August 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

Thank CSSnowshoer
Reviewed 30 September 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

Thank missalg
Reviewed 31 December 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

Thank wilvey
Reviewed 1 July 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.

Thank Wideeyedtraveler79
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