Books

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Philly Bookstores Share Their Favorite Books of 2015

The holidays means a lot more time indoors with family, friends or a good read. If you’re like most, chances are you haven’t gotten as much […]

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18 New and Juicy Music Memoirs You Need to Read

No, Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar haven’t written their memoirs yet, but just wait a few years. Seems like every musician is sitting down these days […]

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I See “The World” Differently Than Ta-Nehisi Coates

I missed out on the hottest ticket in town when Ta-Nehisi Coates was in Philly in October for a talk at the Free Library based […]

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Excerpt: A Sneak Peek at Thom Nickels’ Literary Philadelphia

Since Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin put type to printing press, Philadelphia has been a haven and an inspiration for writers. Local essayist Agnes Repplier […]

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SEPTA Spokeswoman Jerri Williams Plots New Career: Crime Novelist

Jerri Williams enjoyed writing her first novel. But what she didn’t like about it was what it cost her. “This first book, I really gave […]

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Hunter S. Thompson’s Former Assistant Tells Wild Stories in New Book

The contrast is difficult to get my brain around. I’m talking with the well-mannered and apparently highly responsible Cheryl Della Pietra, who at 46, is […]

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New Book Tells the Story of Sphinx Sculpture at Penn Museum

If you’ve taken a trip to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, you’ll probably recall being greeted by an enormous granite sphinx […]

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Teresa Giudice Releasing Tell-All Book With Hilarious Title

Has time flown, or what? It seems like only yesterday that Teresa Giudice began her 15-month prison sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, […]

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Chelsea Clinton’s Coming to Philly Next Week

Former (and future?) First Daughter Chelsea Clinton will visit the Palestra at UPenn next week as part of the Food Trust‘s youth leadership summit for middle-schoolers, […]

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Are Books Making a Comeback?

Maybe predictions of the death of written, printed paper books were premature. A new report in the New York Times suggests as much, based on […]

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Jerry Seinfeld: Take My Endorsement Off Cosby Biography

One by one the Cosby empire is crumbling. Reruns of The Cosby Show have been pulled from several (if not all hosting networks), his agent in […]

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Local Author Pens Debut Novel About Post-Graduation Blues

Moorestown native Jenni Fink’s debut novel, Sentenced to Life, reaches out to the millennial generation and assures us we’re doing just fine. “I tried to think […]

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Philadelphia Abuzz in Anticipation of Harper Lee’s Watchman

Philadelphians in the literary world and beyond have been anticipating this day for one huge reason, and it has nothing to do with France’s Bastille Day […]

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Aziz Ansari Coming to Philly on Modern Romance Book Tour

Standup comedian and Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari just announced his 10-city tour in promotion of his new book, Modern Romance. One of those stops—the […]

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5 Awesome Books for This Summer’s Gay Beach Romps

Staff members at Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room share their favorite new books available at our iconic LGBT bookstore. Today, Assistant Manager Becky Hanno gives us her […]