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Independent Bookshops in Philly
Here are six independent bookshops found throughout Philadelphia:
Joseph Fox Bookshop
1724 Sansom Street, Philadelphia
Located in downtown Philadelphia, the Joseph Fox Bookshop was established in 1951 in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Closed Sundays, Joseph Fox features author events, and in-house puppies.
529 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia
Open daily, Mostly Books is a 5,000-square-foot used book warehouse located in the Queen Village neighborhood. Browse through over 50,000 books piled to the ceiling, plus music, movies, and photographs.
Baldwin’s Book Barn
865 Lenape Road, West Chester
Set in West Chester in western Philadelphia, Baldwin’s Book Barn is a five-story bookstore housed in a historic home built in 1822. Dating back to 1934, Baldwin’s Book Barn offers wall-to-wall used books and maps, and specializes in rare and antiquarian books.
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia
Found on campus at the University of Pennsylvania, the Penn Book Center is an independent bookseller set in University City. Closed Sundays, Penn Book Center was established in 1962, and offers way more than just textbooks.
1931 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Here’s one that’s all mystery section. Set in Downtown Philadelphia, Whodunit? Is a mystery paperback bookseller open Monday through Saturday from noon to 6:30 p.m.
44 South Main Street, New Hope
Set in the New Hope neighborhood, Farley’s Bookshop is a quint bookstore if ever there was one. Found on the Delaware River bank in northern Philadelphia, Farley’s was established in 1967 – today offering piles of books and an in-shop cat.