AIA bookstore is one of the first places I found when I moved to Philly, and I fell in love with it instantly. AIA stands for American Institute of Architects, so the store specializes in everything to do with architecture. The bookstore not only has a wide variety of architecture books, but it also has a lot of different and unique gifts. You will find something to please everyone. The store is almost like a toy store for kids and adults because really, who doesn’t like a tin can robot kit or a doodling robot kit. Other items the store offers are really smartly designed items for your house.
Even people with no creativity can find a gift here that will make everyone you know think you are a genius. The things you will find are one of a kind, and hard to find anywhere else. Every time I go into the store I find new items I want to buy. They also carry some one of a kind Philadelphia inspired gifts in case you are looking for a cool souvenir. The store is not that large but they really pack a lot of different and unique items in the space they have. They really do have something for every occasion.