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


Book Services

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Special Orders
We can special order just about anything in print!
Come in and ask, give us a call, or email orders@bigbluemarblebooks.com.
We place orders twice a week; titles in stock come in the next day!
Frequent Buyer Club
Come in and sign up to get your first card.
Accumulate $150 in book purchases and get 20% off a future purchase (up to $150)!
Starting 4/16/16: (pre-tax) minimum of $10 per qualifying purchase.
Wish Lists
We collect wish lists for birthdays and other special occasions, or for anytime! Come in or call to record your wishes, and when your friends and family choose from your list, we'll mark off what they buy so it won't be chosen again!
Discounts
Weavers Way staff (10%)
Classroom teachers, nursery school to 12th grade (15% on all books)
Childbirth professionals (15% on parenting books and new-parent-related books bought for clients)
First responders (15%: fire, police, rescue, EMT, and public social workers)
Book Clubs (10% on 3 or more prepaid copies of a book)
Any books bought for classroom libraries (15%)
We Offer Free Gift Wrapping!
Free gift wrapping year-round as time permits. From Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve, only the first package is free.

School Book Fairs
Email manager at bigbluemarblebooks dot com to inquire.

In-Store Book Fairs
Looking for a local fundraising idea for your school, church, or nonprofit organization? Big Blue Marble Bookstore is currently offering in-store book fairs. Here's how it works:
1) Your organization picks a date and time with the bookstore for your in-store book fair. Start promoting it with your entire community.
2) On the day of the book fair, folks come to the store and buy books. Your organization can bring refreshments and set them up in our cafe and make it a party!
3) At the end of the book fair, the bookstore will check all of the purchases made during your designated time. Your organization will receive 20% of the sales!
It's easy. It's fun. And it keeps your fundraising in our local economy. For more information, please contact Events Coordinator Elliott bat Tzedek (outreach at bigbluemarblebooks dot com, 215-844-1870) or General Manager Jennifer Woodfin (manager at bigbluemarblebooks dot com).



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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

    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

    New! ON FRIDAYS, WE FIGHT BACK!
    Fridays, 2:00-6:00pm

    Read our full events listing


    Just for Kids

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

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

    DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
    Thursdays, 4:30pm.

    Read events for kids