Big Blue Marble        Big Blue Marble Bookstore        Big Blue Marble
A neighborhood bookstore for Mt Airy and beyond



Big Blue Marble News

It's the all-popular Frequent Buyer Card special!
Is your frequent buyer card full? Will you fill one in February? Redeem it this month for an extra 5% off, for a total of 25% off a purchase of up to $150! If you're not sure how close you are, ask us!

Come upstairs and check out our Sale Books! When brand new books come out in paperback, the remaining hardcovers travel to the sale shelves, where they join other hardcovers (40% off), paperbacks (25%), and picture books (25%). With separate young adult and chapter book sections, it's the one part of the store where books are organized by color. A great place to look for gifts!

Join our Frequent Buyer Club
Keep track of your book purchases, and save on future purchases! See our Book Services page for details.

We can special order just about anything in print! As always, you can come in and ask, give us a call, or send us email. The address is orders@bigbluemarblebooks.com. We place orders twice a week; titles in stock generally come in the next day!

Best of Philly 2007!
Philadelphia Magazine has honored our kids' section with its Best of Philly award. "Like so much of Mount Airy, Big Blue Marble is well thought-out, community-oriented, and full of unexpected delights." --from the August 2007 issue.

Welcome!

Big Blue Marble Bookstore is an independently owned bookstore located in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia. We specialize in progressive and multicultural titles of interest to Philadelphians in general and Mt. Airy-ites in particular: children's books; woman-centered pregnancy and parenting; sustainable living; lesbian/gay, African-American, and Jewish studies; feminist science fiction; literary graphic novels; and smart, fun fiction.

View upcoming happenings on our Events page. Book clubs and other groups utilize our Community Room. Please stop by and see what we're all about.


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ADDRESS:
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119

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HOURS:
Mon: 11-6
Tue-Wed: 10-6
Thurs-Fri: 10-7
Sat-Sun: 10-6


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  • Book Clubs

    BIG BLUE YOUNG ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION
    Fourth Thursday, 7:00pm.

    QUEER LITERARY ALLIANCE
    Second Wednesday, 6:00pm.

    New! MEMOIR BOOK GROUP
    Final Wednesday, 7:15pm.

    WOMEN OF THE WORLD BOOK CLUB - on hiatus
    Final Tuesday, 7:15pm.

    Visit our book clubs page


    Other Monthly Events

    POETRY ALOUD AND ALIVE
    Fourth Friday, 7:30pm.

    Read our full events listing


    Just for Kids

    BIG BLUE MARBLE STORY TIME
    Wednesdays, 10:00am.

    SHABBAT STORY TIME
    Monthly on Fridays, 10:30am.

    Read events for kids