Archive | June, 2020

My Indoor Adventures children’s writing contest

14 Jun

The deadline for the My Indoor Adventures submissions has been extended to July 1. details at:

Here’s a link to a short video about the project:

People’s Books and Culture closes

13 Jun

Sadly, one of West Philly’s oldest bookstores has closed. People’s Books & Culture (formerly Penn Book Center) did not survive the pandemic, which hit just as the new owners were in the process of transitioning the store to a more community-oriented space (for many years it relied on textbooks to support its always eclectic offerings),


Bindlestiff Books has reopened

5 Jun

For the next few weeks, we will be open on a limited basis as the city eases out of the “Yellow” period. We ask during this period that all customers wear masks, that no more than 5 customers are in the store at a time, and that customers keep a reasonable distance from other customers. We are minimizing contact for payment by accepting Venmo, and enabling tapping for credit cards that do not require insertion.

We will endeavor to be open the following hours (weekend hours are completely reliable; it might make sense to check weekdays before making a special trip):

Wednesday & Thursday, curbside pick-up only. Please call 215.662.5780 to make sure we have the book (or to arrange for it to be ordered) and arrange for it to be handed off to you. We hope to be open Noon – 7 on these days.

Friday & Saturday, open to customers. Noon – 7. If you prefer, you can phone and arrange curbside pickup.

Sunday, open to customers. Noon – 5. If you prefer, you can phone and arrange curbside pickup.