Best Bookstores in Philadelphia

Locals’ favorite places

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1. Bindlestiff Books
4530 Baltimore Ave
11local recommendations
Aziz
Aziz says “Volunteer run, local bookstore. Great fun selection of books.” ·
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2. Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Ln
8local recommendations
Jean
Jean says “Do you love locally owned book stores? Check out Big Blue Marble. Good selection including children...” ·
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3. Baldwin's Book Barn
865 Lenape Rd
4local recommendations
Kim & Ryan
Kim & Ryan says “A book lover's dream. Historic barn, endless rooms and levels of books, books, books! Very "Hogwarts...” ·
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4. Joseph Fox Bookshop
1724 Sansom St
4local recommendations
Andy
Andy says “Independent bookstore on a small out of the way street.” ·
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5. University of Pennsylvania Bookstore
3601 Walnut St
4local recommendations
Melissa J.
Melissa J. says “Large bookstore with armchairs, etc. No pressure, just sit and read. Cafe within.”
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6. Barnes & Noble
1805 Walnut St
7local recommendations
Maria
Maria says “Great bookstore if there sold out/don't have the book you want at Joseph Fox.”
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7. Last Word Bookshop
220 S 40th St
4local recommendations
Jon
Jon says “Great used book shop. There is a nice shoe store next door, and a radio shack and restaurants on th...”
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8. The Book Trader
7 N 2nd St
2local recommendations
Jennifer
Jennifer says “Jam packed with great books, many out of print. You can lost in here for hours. If you have been l...”
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9. House of Our Own
3920 Spruce Street
2local recommendations
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10. Doylestown Bookshop
16 S Main St
2local recommendations
Esther
Esther says “The Doylestown Bookshop is a locally owned and operated bookstore dedicated to preserving the herita...”
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11. Book Corner
311 N 20th St
3local recommendations
Derian
Derian says “Nooks and Kindles are cool, but this awesome little book store has used books from $2-$4, if you enj...” ·
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12. Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni's Room
345 S 12th St
2local recommendations
Aaron
Aaron says “The long running first LGBT book store in the country.” ·