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



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Welcome to Our Reading Garden!
Our back deck has been transformed into a Readers' Retreat for the summer - come see for yourself!
Snacks and drinks are welcome. Yes, we have wifi.
Bring a book or buy a book, grab a seat, and let the reading commence!

Big, exciting events this summer! Get ready for Fantastic Beasts Weekend on July 29-30, a Pride and Prejudice Slumber Party on August 12-13, and "Creatures of the Deep" Weekend at the end of August! Plus authors and book clubs and all sorts of other events jam-packed in between. Visit our Events page for more details.

Sunny Day Sidewalk Sales!
As always, we have books on sale upstairs for 25-40% off (see below). And we keep adding new titles -- particularly hardcovers whose paperbacks have just come out! During sunny days through the summer, however, we have mini-sidewalk sales as well! So if you happen by and see books on a table outside, stop and look them over, since they will be on super-sale for $5/hardcover, $3/paperback! And then venture inside, to see what other offerings we might have.

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!

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, Classes, and other groups utilize our Community Room. Please stop by and see what we're all about.

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.


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ADDRESS:
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119

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


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  • Book Clubs

    POETRY IS NOT A LUXURY BOOK CLUB
    Fourth Wednesday, 7:00pm.

    BIG BLUE YOUNG ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION
    Newsletter Continuing!

    Visit our book clubs page


    Other Ongoing Events

    POETRY ALOUD AND ALIVE
    Fourth Friday, 7:15pm.

    ON SUNDAYS, WE WRITE!
    First and Third Sunday, 4:00-6:00pm

    THEME WEEKENDS
    Approximately once a month.

    Read our full events listing


    Just for Kids

    BIG BLUE MARBLE STORY TIME
    Wednesdays, 10:00am.
    New! Saturdays, 10:30am.

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

    DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
    Thursdays, 4:30pm.

    Read events for kids