Could Philly’s LGBT Bookstore Have Been Saved? There Was A Buyer

“Makella Craelius and her business partner, the filmmaker Puppett, founded Queer Books LLC in February of this year with an eye to buying the store. They hired on two other employees and Craelius began working full time at Giovanni’s Room. They’d been in contract talks with [store owner Ed] Hermance up until the week” he announced the closing – without Informing Craelius first.