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


On the Second Floor

café magazines

There are more books upstairs! Please join us on the second floor of the bookstore for events, craft books, young adult books, lots of nonfiction, and hot Rishi Tea (free). In snowy weather, we'll also offer hot cocoa! It's a nice quiet place to hang out and read or work.

While you're upstairs for events or browsing, take some time to check out our Sale Books! When brand new books come out in paperback, any remaining hardcovers travel to the sale shelves, where they join other hardcovers (40% off) and paperbacks (25%). With separate young adult and chapter book sections, along with fiction and nonfiction, it's the one part of the store where books are organized by color. A great place to look for gifts!

Also, please admire our bamboo floor from the Environmental Home Store!

café books and bamboo




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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! THEME WEEKENDS
    Approximately once a month.

    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