Marc Bolan Sale

Happy Birthday Marc Bolan!

Stop by on Tuesday, September 30, get 25% your total by declaring one of the following to the cashier:

“I am a…(choose one)
cosmic dancer, or,
planet queen, or
twentieth century boy!”

Getting to know you…

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!


Name: Kirby

How long have you been with Philly AIDS Thrift?
Since February, I think.

What’s your favorite thing you bought here?
A Lord of the Rings box set on DVD – Extended edition!

What’s the #1 top played song on your iPod?
I can’t be honest since it’s not necessarily appropriate. LOL You’re writing it down? It’s called Dopesmoker by Sleep.

Now, how do you pass these long summer days?
I watch a lot of Star Trek Next Generation.

The movies or the series?
Both. Everything about Star Trek is beautiful and God-given. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it’s inspired!

Have you ever said no when offered pizza?
Only once, and then I ate it anyway.

What were the circumstances?
It was right after I started my diet. I went to my friends house and they had it. They were like, “Do you want some?” and I was like “Nah!” and then I ate it.

Have you ever willingly chosen to listen to Nickelback?
Do I have to be honest about that?

This is when I was in the eighth grade. I was in a very sheltered home. The lead singer looks like an ugly boy-band version of Nicholas Cage. Everyone in my highs school listened to then.

Do you consider “K” a valid response when texting?
No. If you can’t at least put an “O” in front of it, you’re an idiot.

Do you sleep with the closet door open or closed?
My closet doors don’t really want to stay closed.

So do you get them to stay closed some how?
No. I’m apathetic about closet doors and whether they are opened or closed. If the closet really wants to be open, it’ll be open.

What is the most rewarding thing about being at Philly AIDS Thrift?
It benefits people. And I believe that we should only do work that benefits people. You see, right now I’m cleaning the floor and that benefits somebody. I don’t know who, but somebody.

Our Weirdest Sale, Yet!

On Tuesday, September 9th, celebrate the crowing of the nine month old Mary Stewart as Queen of Scotland in 1543 with a 25% off sale.

And as always, if it’s already on sale, take another 25% off!

All you have to do is tell the cashier which you prefer:
babies, monarchs or baby monarchs


And just in case you were wondering, here’s a list of other things that happened on September 9th that we could have based a sale on:
337 – Constantine II, Constantius II, and Constans I succeed their father Constantine I as co-emperors. The Roman Empire is divided between the three Augusti.
1087 – William II becomes King of England, taking the title King William II, (reigned until 1100).

1379 – Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Habsburg lands between the Habsburg Dukes Albert III and Leopold III.
1776 – The Continental Congress officially names its new union of sovereign states the United States.
1791 – Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington.
1839 – John Herschel takes the first glass plate photograph.
1850 – California is admitted as the thirty-first U.S. state.
1863 – American Civil War: The Union Army enters Chattanooga, Tennessee.
1923 – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, founds the Republican People’s Party.
1926 – In the United States the National Broadcasting Company is formed.
1940 – George Stibitz pioneers the first remote operation of a computer.
1947 – First case of a computer bug being found: a moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.
1956 – Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
1965 – The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is established.
1966 – The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act is signed into law by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson.
1969 – In Canada, the Official Languages Act comes into force, making the French language equal to the English language throughout the Federal government.
1972 – In Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park, a Cave Research Foundation exploration and mapping team discovers a link between the Mammoth and Flint Ridge cave systems, making it the longest known cave passageway in the world.
1999 – Sega releases the first 128 bit video game console the Dreamcast.
2001 – At exactly 01:46:40 UTC, the Unix billenium is reached, marking the beginning of the use of 10-digit decimal Unix timestamps.
2009 – At exactly 9:09:09 PM, the Dubai Metro, the first urban train network in the Arabian Peninsula, is ceremonially inaugurated.

Reading is Fundamental

From Thursday, June 11th until Sunday, June 14th, we’re giving you 50% off all books and magazines in the store.

The discount includes:
Alphabet books
Artists’ books‎
Cancelled books‎
Cigarette card albums‎
Coffee table books
Comic book collection books‎
Comics by format‎
Dictionaries by type‎
Fictional books‎
Book formats‎
Graphic novels
History books by type‎
Illuminated manuscripts
Literary annuals‎
Literary trilogies
Lost books
Books of photographs
Prayer books‎
Series of books‎
Short story collections
Tête-bêche books
Unfinished books
Unpublished books
Webcomics in print

Getting to know you…

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you!


Name: Brooke

How long have you been with Philly AIDS Thrift?
About two and a half years.

What keeps you coming back to our store?
I just think that it’s a really awesome place to work because I get to wear whatever I want and I have a group of people who support me in their own way. And even though I’m not so direct in helping people, the work I’m doing is going to help people living with HIV/AIDS in the Philadelphia area. Sometimes I think about it and am like “that’s awesome.”

What’s your favorite thing you bought here?

I just bought some really cool birds that I hung on my wall and it looks really…dope!

What’s the #1 top played song on your iPod?
Probably El-P, El Producto.

And how do you pass these long summer days?
I try to go swimming, I grill…try to hang out with friends and the beach.

Which beach do you go to?
I’ve been going to Atlantic City a lot lately. It’s free and it’s the closest. It’s so East.

Now, is there a certain chore you hate doing?
Dusting. Cleaning the bathrooms. Both of those things.

Do you still watch cartoons?
On occasion. Bob’s Burgers.

Ah! Favorite character?

(We both did the Tina noise together.)

Tell me how you felt when you heard the news that Pluto was demoted as a planet.
I didn’t feel. I felt nothing.

Well I suppose apathy is a feeling.
Do you have a worst enemy?
Ohh…Tough questions. I don’t really have one.

What keeps you coming back to Philly AIDS Thrift?
The people, the amazing clothing selections. More the people.