Books

mindful practices book
Be Well Philly

This Main Line Psychologist’s Book of Daily Mindful Practices is the Wellness Boost You Need

I believe that everyone has soulmates. Not in the traditional sense, in that one person meets all your needs or that you marry this human […]

rare disease
Be Well Philly

This Penn Professor Almost Died From a Rare Disease Four Times

David Fajgenbaum was tired all the time. At first, this seemed like a symptom of a lifestyle, not an illness. He was in his first year […]

penn book center
News

Penn Book Center’s New Owners on Kindles, Coffee, and Why They’re Still Not Sure About the Name

When the Penn Book Center’s owners announced in April that they were planning to shutter the 57-year-old store, professors and students protested, unwilling to pledge fealty to […]

shakespeare & co. mueller report
News

Shakespeare & Co. Is Printing and Selling the Redacted Mueller Report

One of my favorite things about Philadelphia’s Shakespeare & Co. is its “espresso book machine.” In just three to six minutes, the independent bookstore on […]

much ado about mean girls
News

A Philly Publisher Is Releasing Mean Girls Written in Shakespearean Style

I’ll tell you one thing, people: It is a good time to be a Mean Girls fan in Philly. For one thing, Mean Girls the musical is finally, in the year […]

book recommendations
Be Well Philly

Need Book Recs? Here’s What 11 Philly Health and Fitness Pros Are Currently Reading

While there are so many forms of mental self-care, sitting down with a book is one of the most powerful ways to keep your mind […]

nic esposito
News

A Philly Publisher on Why Books Will Never Die

Nic Esposito, the author and founder of The Head & The Hand, an independent book publisher (that also hosts workshops, clubs and events), shares why […]

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Life & Style

6 New Bookstores to Check Out Around Philly

A theory: Amazon didn’t pick Philly because our independent bookstore scene intimidated the hell out of them. Here are six (newish) shops worth scouting. Uncle […]

Philadelphia literary events
Ticket

10 Philly Literary Happenings That Every Book Lover Should Know About

1. Apiary Magazine’s launch parties They only happen once a year (well, almost), but keep an eye out: When this beloved local literary magazine drops […]

rare disease
Be Well Philly

This Philly-Area Man Wrote a Book About His Bike Ride Across America

In high school, Kyle Bryant was an avid snowboarder, a volleyball player, the prom king, for God’s sake. Yes, he was clumsy, known for getting […]

Business

30+ Books Philly CEOs Plan to Read This Year

If “reading more” is one of your goals for 2019, look no further than this list. A few Philly CEOs and business execs have given […]

News

Philly’s 20 Biggest Winners of 2018

At the end of the year, it is customary for us here at Philly Mag to take stock of the good, the bad, and the […]

News

Meet the Couple Behind South Philly’s New Hyperlocal Indie Bookstore

It’s a Passyunk love story for the books. Until a few months ago, now-newlyweds Christina Rosso-Schneider and Alexander Schneider could hardly find time to fit one […]

carmen maria machado, national book award
News

This Philly Writer’s Book Is Being Turned Into an FX Horror Series

Since it was published last year, Carmen Maria Machado‘s debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, has been raking in awards and nominations. It won the Bard […]

News

5 Reasons Philly’s Shakespeare & Co. Is the Indie Bookstore We All Need Now

From the moment you step through its door, the newly opened Shakespeare & Co. just feels like a special place. For one thing, you’re no […]