For #BookStoreDay, Five Haikus About Great Philly Bookstores

Just a fraction of the stacks that await you at Port Richmond Books.

Just a fraction of the stacks that await you at Port Richmond Books.

Brickbat Books

Curated so well
Like a cool Faberge egg
Everything is good.

Giovanni’s Room/Thrift For AIDS

Rescued from the doom
It’s historic and alive
Mad bargains in here

The Last Word Bookstore

Mighty mighty stacks
A sweet refuge from
Penn undergrad twats

Port Richmond Books

Moby Dick of books!
Ancient treasure of lost words
Please don’t ever change

Joseph Fox Bookshop

Clean and bright and new
Staffed by MFA students
Pleasingly bougie.

As we noted last week, April 30th is Independent Bookstore Day. And while official participation in Philadelphia proper is, to put it charitably, low, we still wish support our local indie bookstores. For they are our lifeblood, our inspiration zones, our constant friends. As you move about the town tomorrow, do drop by one of the above (click on their names for more info) and treat yourself to something good and rich and true: A new (or new to you) book!