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Big Blue Marble News

The store will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and we will be closing at 5:00 on Wednesday, November 26. Wishing you a happy and meaningful Thanksgiving!

November promotion -- Early Gift-Giving
Buy a gift certificate for $25 or more this month, and get a greeting card for free!

Did you know we collect Wish Lists? Do you want to get someone a present but don't know what they'd like? Suggest that they come in (or call) and fill out a wish list, and then you can choose presents from their selections!
We have two kinds of lists:
1) A list you can fill out and take home to show your family or friends, and/or
2) A list we keep in the store, so that people can come choose, and we'll mark off what they buy so it won't be chosen again!

Ongoing Sunny Day Sidewalk Sales
As always, we have sale books on sale on the second floor for 25-40% off. During sunny days in November, however, we'll be adding mini-sidewalk sales! So if you happen by and see books on a table outside, look them over and venture in, since at those times all of the sale books will be on sale for $5/hardcover, $3/paperback.

Join us once again in a holiday book drive! From November 28 to December 31, Valley Green Bank is sponsoring an annual drive to collect children's books (pre-school - 8th grade) to benefit the Mastery Charter Elementary Schools, the Mt. Airy Schools Coalition, and Health District #9. You can donate books at the Big Blue Marble as well as Valley Green Bank and Weavers Way; books purchased here and dropped in our bin get a 10% discount!

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