Best of Philly

2015 Curiosity Shop

Port Richmond Books

There are days when you just feel like getting lost for a couple of hours in the company of more than 300,000 musty, well-loved books — plus old magazines, fragments of maps, first editions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, 1940s sheet music, and other undiscovered gems you’ll find in this renovated silent-movie house. Okay, maybe more than a couple of hours.

3037 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134; 215-425-3385;