15+ Indie Bookstores in Philadelphia We ❤️
Summer novels, banned books, literary classics, moving memoirs: Whatever you’re into reading, you’ll find it at one of Philadelphia’s independent bookstores
Generation Change Philly: The Literary Activist
Few Philadelphians have had so seismic an impact in so short a time as Jeannine Cook, social justice activist and owner of Harriett’s Bookshop. And she’s just getting started
Guest Commentary: Ya Fav Trashman’s (New) Big Idea
The anti-litter evangelist plans to donate a big portion of sales of his new children’s book to schools — in a very Ya Fav way
The Citizen Recommends: Tattoo Monologues
A new book from a Philly health care worker features 29 local women with tattoos that tell their stories of trauma, healing and resilience.
The Citizen Recommends: We Are Not Like Them
Jo Piazza and Christine Pride’s new Philly-based novel is about a cross-racial friendship tested by the police shooting of a young Black teen. But really, it’s a way to start the hard conversations we need to have
What We Can Learn from the Fight for Marriage Equality
At last week’s Citizen Speaks event, in partnership with Fitler Club and NBCUniversal, Sasha Issenberg discussed his new book, The Engagement, which recounts the fight for same-sex marriage in the United States.
Mystery Shopper: Requesting a New Book at the Free Library
If there's a book you want that's not part of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s collection, will they add it to the catalogue? In the latest installment of our Mystery Shopper series, one of The Citizen’s (many) resident bookworms finds out.
Excerpt: The Engagement by Sasha Issenberg
The author of a new history of same-sex marriage joins The Citizen for an event next Tuesday. Here, an excerpt from the the highly acclaimed book.