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Author Events at the Philadelphia Free Library

Bookstores:

Here are some other Philadelphia (mostly West Philly) bookstores we like:

Big Blue Marble Books (Mt. Airy’s neighborhood bookstore)

Book Haven (probably the city’s best used bookstore)

Hakim’s Bookstore (Philadelphia’s oldest African-American bookstore, located at 210 S. 52nd in West Philadelphia)

Head & Hand Books (a small store in Kensington from our friends at Head & Hands publishing)

House of Our Own (new and used scholarly books; links to searchable inventory)

Julia de Burgos Books and Crafts Shop (the city’s best selection of Spanish-language titles, at Taller Puertoriqueno)

Last Word (West Philly used books)

Making Worlds (West Philly bookstore & community center)

Wooden Shoe Books (Philadelphia’s radical bookstore)

You can find a national directory of independent bookstores at www.indiebound.org/, which is maintained by the American Booksellers Association.

West Philly News:

University City Review (weekly community newspaper)

West Philly Local (blog on events and news)

Other Great Book Projects:

A Book A Day (This project places two books a week in the school libraries at the Henry Lea and Penn Alexander public schools in West Philadelphia)

Blue Stoop is a project bringing Philly writers together to hone their craft, organize readings, hang out and generally enrich Philadelphia as a literary hub.

Books Through Bars (They always need help getting books into prisons)

Philly Literary Magazines at Bindlestiff:

Apiary Magazine (a semi-annual Philly magazine “written by humans”; free)

Philadelphia Stories (free quarterly magazine of fiction, art and poetry)

The Notebook (news and analysis of Philadelphia’s beleaguered public school system; free)

Philadelphia literary blogs:

A Book A Day (This project places two children’s books in the school libraries at the Henry Lea and Penn Alexander public schools in West Philadelphia each week. The site features the covers and information on the books, authors, story competitions, etc.)

Jacob Russell’s Magic Names (Reflections on culture, current events and literature – the “material imagination”)

Selected Literary Blogs:

A Little Blog of Books

BoingBoing Cory Doctorow blogs on books and other subjects

Literary Hub

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

Bindlestiff Social Media:

Bindlestiff on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bindlestiffbookstore/

There’s an only occasionally updated Bindlestiff FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/bindlestiffbooks

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