A poem in Distāntia

I read (and tried to sing!) “Litany for Philly bookstores” for the Distāntia reading series curated Orchid Tierney to keep us all engaged (or at least entertained) during our separate quarantines. Please continue to support local business, especially bookstores such as—

  • House of Our Own Books, 39th and Spruce
  • Last Word Bookshop, 40th and Locust
  • Penn Book Center, 34th and Sansom
  • Book Corner, on the Parkway near 20th St
  • Book Haven, in Fairmount across the street from the southern wall of the Eastern State Penitentiary
  • The Book Trader, 2nd and Market
  • Mostly Books, 5th and Bainbridge
  • Hakim’s Bookstore & Gift Shop, 52nd and Walnut
  • Bindlestiff Books, 46th and Baltimore
  • Sy’s book stand, 46th and Baltimore
  • Making Worlds Bookstore, 45th between Locust and Walnut
  • Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room, 12th and Pine
  • Taller Puertorriqueño, N 5th St two blocks west of Fairhill Square Park
  • Molly’s Books and Records, 9th and Passyunk
  • A Novel Idea on Passyunk, Passyunk and Camac
  • Wooden Shoe Books, 7th and South St
  • Head House Books, 2nd and Kater St
  • Brickbat Books, 4th and Kater
  • Neighborhood Books, 19th and South
  • Harriet’s Bookshop, 258 E Girard Ave
  • Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee and Books, 5445 Germantown Ave

Port Richmond Books (one of my favorites) unfortunately seems to have closed …


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