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April 7, 2014

The Philadelphia Book Festival Returns With Dozens Of Events At Public Libraries Across The City, April 14 Through 19

Calling all bookworms! The Philadelphia Book Festival returns April 14 to 19 with dozens and dozens of events at public libraries throughout the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. From author events and storytimes to book and poetry readings, the events slated for the upcoming festival are nearly endless and cover all forms of written works. On Monday, […]

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March 26, 2014

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Presents Its Annual Art-Centric Book Fair, This Weekend, March 29 And 30

Bookworms, take note. The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center presents an art book fair featuring local and not-so-local publishers and book stores, this weekend, March 29 to 30. More than a dozen vendors are slated to set up shop with their finest art publications available for purchase. Keep an eye out for Callowhill’s Vox Populi gallery, […]

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January 28, 2014

The 22nd Annual African American Children’s Book Fair Returns To The Community College Of Philadelphia, This Saturday, February 1

This Saturday, February 1 marks not only the first day of Black History Month, but also the 22nd year of the African American Children’s Book Fair. Known as one of the largest single-day events celebrating African-American children books, the event promotes literacy and recognition of African-American children’s literature, and spotlights the literary work of African-American […]

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November 20, 2013

Browse And Create Paper-Based Crafts At The Annual Book Paper Scissors Celebration, This Saturday, November 23

Attention bookworms! The Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Center for the Book team up to present the annual Book Paper Scissors event, a full day of paper crafts, book art, prints and craft workshops on Saturday, November 23. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., purchase, discover or create book-centric and paper-based art at […]

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October 17, 2013

The 215 Festival Returns This Weekend, October 17-20, Spotlighting Philadelphia’s Literary Arts Scene In Four Neighborhoods

After a triumphant revitalization in 2012, The 215 Festival of literary arts in Philadelphia returns this weekend, October 17-20. Hosting writerly events in four neighborhoods of Philadelphia — Callowhill, Fishtown, East Passyunk and Rittenhouse — the festival places the study of letters in the spotlight for four days, highlighting both the local Philly literary scene […]

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July 17, 2013

Learn Steps To The Tango Taught By Local Professionals At The Parkway Central Library This Saturday, July 20

Put on your dancing shoes on this weekend as the Parkway Central Library hosts an afternoon of free tango lessons, professional level performances and a reading of Tango Nuevo, a new book by Carolyn Merritt, a Philly resident and tango dancer. The tango-centric day begins with awe-inspiring performances curated by Lesley Mitchell, the co-director of […]

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May 10, 2013

Philadelphia Photo Arts Presents Its Annual Photo-Centric Book Fair At The Crane Arts Building, Saturday, May 18

Shop a vast collection of image-based books from local and national artists and publishers all day long at the annual Philadelphia Photo Arts Book Fair on Saturday, May, 18 from noon to 6 p.m. at the expansive Crane Arts Building. Add some swag to your coffee table or bookshelf with one (or more) of these […]

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April 2, 2013

Coming Soon: The Philadelphia Book Festival Puts Literature In The Spotlight With Author Events At 54 Library Locations, April 14-20

Heads up, bookworms. The Free Library of Philadelphia’s annual Book Festival begins April 14, just in time for National Library Week April 14-20. With events happening at each of the library’s 54 locations throughout the city this year, taking part in this bookish festival will be elementary. Previously held only at the Parkway Central Library, […]

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January 4, 2013

The Free Library Celebrates The 200th Publication Anniversary Of Pride And Prejudice With A Day-Long Celebration On January 28

January 28, 2013 marks the 200th publication anniversary of Jane Austen’s iconic novel Pride and Prejudice. In honor of the special occasion, the Free Library is hosting “Pride and Prejudice at 200,” a day-long celebration of the novel at the Parkway Central Library, neighborhood libraries around the city and online at See below for […]

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November 29, 2012

Gallery 339's Holiday Book Extravaganza Set For Saturday, December 1

All day long on Saturday, December 1, Gallery 339 will be hosting its first holiday book extravaganza. Many of the featured books will relate to the gallery’s current exhibition, More Photos About Building and Food, while others will be pulled from the their collection. The holiday event will also include books that are rare or […]

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