Independent Bookshops in Philadelphia

Stores are starting to open up slowly in Philadelphia, although we must remain cautious about the COVID-19 still around. I believe in supporting small, independent stores over the big chains, particularly small bookstores, which are great for supporting new writers and poets, and are closer to the community. Here are a sample of locally based bookstores in Philadelphia, please check them out:

A Novel Idea on Passyunk, 1726 E. Passyunk Avenue, https://anovelideaphilly.com/

Head House Books, 619 South 2nd Street, https://www.headhousebooks.com/

Harriet’s Bookshop, 258 E. Girard Avenue, https://www.harriettsbookshop.com/

Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane (West Mount Airy), https://www.bigbluemarblebooks.com/

Joseph Fox Bookshop, 1724 Sansom Street, https://www.foxbookshop.com/

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A Bookstore’s Birthday

One of my favorite independent bookstores, A Novel Idea on Passyunk, 1726 East Passyunk Avenue ( https://anovelideaphilly.com/ ), is celebrating its first anniversary in business. There has been a great resurgence in independent bookstores in this country, and that’s great-Amazon and the big box stores, like Barnes and Noble, can’t do it all. These little bookstores are the places where up and coming writers and poets display their material , and the book-buying public connect with them. I urge you to support you locally-based bookstores, authors, poets, and publishers, they are the front line of the written arts in this country.