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A neighborhood bookstore for Mt Airy and beyond



Big Blue Marble News

August Promotion: The all-popular Frequent Buyer Card promotion!
Is your frequent buyer card full? Will you fill one in August? 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!

Getting ready to travel this summer? Come check out the selection of guide books in our Philadelphia and Beyond section, and order one for your destination! You can also pick up unusual souvenirs to take along as gifts -- from the wisdom of Ben Franklin to archival photographs of Philly neighborhoods to a history of the intentional integration of Mt. Airy! Heading out on a car trip? Have we got Fun Stuff for you! Coloring books, doodle pads, all kinds of colored pencil sets, puzzles, magnetic games, stickers, pipe cleaners, blank books, and Sandra Boynton CDs for The Best Ever Family Sing Along music!

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

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

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

    LIFE STORIES BOOK GROUP
    Final Wednesday, 7:15pm.

    READ THE MOVIE BOOK CLUB
    Second Wednesday, 7:00pm.

    Coming Soon! MYSTERY BOOK CLUB

    Visit our book clubs page


    Other Monthly Events

    New! WRITERS' GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS
    First Tuesday, 7:00pm.

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

    Read our full events listing


    Just for Kids

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

    New! SHABBAT WARMUP STORY TIME
    Alternate Fridays, 2:30pm.

    Read events for kids