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


Links of Interest

Kids

Mt. Airy/Northwest

Carpenter's Woods Town Watch
East Mt. Airy Neighbors (EMAN)
Germantown Avenue Parents
Green House Detectives
C.W. Henry School
High Point Cafe
Maternal Wellness Center
Mt. Airy Business Association (MABA)
Mt. Airy Greening Network (MAGNet)
Mt. Airy Parents Network (MAPN)
Mt. Airy, USA
The Nesting House
Night Kitchen Bakery
PHEW! Philly Electric Wheels
Springboard Studio
Sustainable Mt. Airy
Weavers Way Co-op
West Mt. Airy Neighbors (WMAN)

Elsewhere in Philly

One Book, One Philadelphia
One Book, One Jewish Philadelphia
Philadelphia Local Food Guide
Philly Compost
Environmental Home Store

Beyond...

IndieBound
Rishi Tea
Mirembe Kawomera Coffee

Press

Chestnut Hill Local, January 22, 2015: "Shop Local: Big Blue Marble Bookstore"
MommyPoppins.com, November 13, 2014: "Independent Bookstores in the Philly Area to Visit with Kids or for Holiday Shopping"
Chestnut Hill Local, May 23, 2013, on Cordelia's impending YA novel
Chestnut Hill Local, December 28, 2012: "7-year-old 'Bookie' in Mt. Airy defying the odds"
Hill on the Avenue, January 2, 2010: "Books Beyond Borders"
Examiner.com, July 16, 2009, on Minter's writing classes
Examiner.com, June 26, 2009, on our monthly book groups
Germantown Avenue Parents, September 23, 2008
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 10, 2008
Some online reviews collected by YellowBot, a community-focused search engine
Philadelphia Magazine, Best of Philly 2007 (Bookstore for Kids)
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 4, 2007 (includes Sheila's suggested summer reading list!)
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 1, 2007
Philadelphia Weekly, November 23, 2005
Chestnut Hill Local, November 3, 2005

Book Awards



Visit Us

ADDRESS:
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119

Map

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


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215-844-1870

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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