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WINTER STOCKPILE SALE!

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Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day!

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd, 11AM-9PM

It is the Seventh Annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day and we are ready to celebrate! 

We know how vital bookstores are to a dynamic community and how important reading and books are to children. This Saturday, take some time to celebrate with the rest of the world, and bring your child to enjoy a very special day at Spiral. 

Brian Biggs, local author/ illustrator and one of our favorite people, will joining us in the shop. He will be signing copies of his newest collection of books - the adorable Tinyville Town series. (A perfect gift for the kids in your life!) 

GATHER, SHOP, & GIVE:
Also, with every children’s book purchase on Sat. Dec. 3rd, we are donating a gently used children’s book to Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School. Buy a children’s book – Give a children’s book.

We hope you join us for this very special day!

GET LIT: The Lost Generation’s Stories, Music, & Drinks

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SALE!

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WITCH WEEK : 10/22-10/31

witch week @ spiral

october 22nd – october 31st

weird books / peculiar gifts / spooky events / spiral enchantments

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Celebrate the spooky vibes of October with us during WITCH WEEK!  Dates and details below.

All Week : 10/22-10/31 : Witch Hunt: A mysterious in-store scavenger hunt- solve the riddles & receive 13% off your purchase. 

Uncover a selection of peculiar gifts & books throughout the week in-store or on-line. Special Gift with every on-line purchase & Free Shipping with any purchase over $50. 

10/22-10/23: Halloween in Manayunk: Witchy Goody Bags with $25+ purchase while supplies last, Coloring for Kids, Trick or Treating

10/26 5pm-9pm : Witch’s Night Out : Cocktails, Witch Zine Launch, Tarot Reading 

10/29-10/31: Good JuJu Spell with $25+ purchase while supplies last 

Happy Halloween! Join the Coven here

Book Signing with Brian Biggs- Tinyville Town

Saturday, September 10th, 4pm – 7pm

Plan a trip to Tinyville Town with Brian Biggs!

Join us for a family friendly event celebrating the publication of Tinyville Town, a new preschool series published by Abrams/Appleseed.
 
Meet Brian, take a tour of the town, and bring home a souvenir (plenty of signed copies will be available and a special gift if you purchase all three!). We’ll have refreshments for kids and adults but feel free to BYOB. Bring your kids, bring your friends, bring your friends’ kids.
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FREEDOM TO READ SALE

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the details:
50% off equal or lesser value
cannot be combined with other discounts or store credit

A Philadelphia Story! Book Signing

A Philadelphia Story!  

Book Signing with Lori LitchMan

Thurs, Aug 11th 6pm – 730Pm

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How well do you know Philadelphia? Find out more about our nation’s first city from Lori Litchman, author of “A Philadelphia Story: Founders and Famous Families from the City of Brotherly Love”. 

Lori Litchman is a lifelong Pennsylvanian. She grew up near coal country in the Pocono Mountains before making Philadelphia her home. She writes about Philadelphia, nature and the environment, law, and social and urban issues. When she’s not writing, she is usually teaching English to non-native speakers.

Lori received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. Her personal essays have been published in Philadelphia Reflections: Stories from the Delaware to the Schuylkill and the online literary magazine, The Fiddleback.

She has worked as a daily newspaper reporter for The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly. While there, she won first place in a statewide writing competition for her article hashing out the details of Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law. She has also published a variety of science and environmental pieces. Her work has appeared in national and local print and online publications.

GET TOGETHER & GIVE BACK

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Get Together & Give Back @ SPIRAL 

Thursdays 12pm-8pm + June 9th – Sept 1st

 
Every Thursday in the summer (June 2nd to Sept 1) Main Street Manayunk will be alive with music, food trucks, artists, and other wonderful fanfare. The Spiral Bookcase is happy to use this weekly event as a chance for us to open our shop to you & fundraise for a local literacy organization.
 
Please join us – swing by the shop, purchase a coloring book, relax, color, and enjoy the company of our bookish community. BYOB. When we get together, The Spiral Bookcase gives back. 10% of all Thursday Sales (6/9-9/1) and 10% of all coloring book sales will be going to two indispensable Philadelphia literacy organizations.
 
For the first half of the summer we will be raising funds for the Children’s Literary Intiative. Founded in 1988, Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) is a Philadelphia-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works with pre-kindergarten through 3rd grade teachers to improve instruction so that children can become powerful readers, writers and thinkers. CLI envisions a nation where every child has the power of literacy and the opportunity for a lifetime of success.
 
CLI partners with community organizations, educators and district leaders to provide teachers and principals with training and coaching in the most effective practices for early literacy instruction, and stocks classrooms with collections of high-quality children’s literature. By focusing on educators’ professional skills that improve over time, CLI helps create a sustainable, school-wide culture of literacy that introduces students to the joys of reading, writing, and life-long learning.
 
Last school year, CLI worked in 190 schools nationwide – in Chicago, Denver, Passaic, N. J., and Philadelphia, for example – to train and coach more than 1,600 educators and improve the reading achievement of more than 40,000 pre-k- 3rd grade students. In the Philadelphia region alone, CLI is working in over 90 schools (public, private and parochial) during the 2016-2017 school year, while also providing 22 pre-kindergarten and early childhood education centers with professional development and CLI’s Blueprint for Early Literacy pre-kindergarten curriculum. For more information, visit www.cli.org.

DINNER RUSH Book Launch Party!

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Book launch party with april reigart!

thursday, june 16th + 630pm – 830pm

Ever find yourself feeling stressed about making dinner? You want the kids to enjoy it, but you want it to be healthy, too? Sick of feeling like a slave to the fast food industry? There’s a book for you! 

Join us and check out Holistic Health Coach, April Reigart’s, NEW BOOK—Dinner Rush: A Busy Parent’s Guide to Better Nutrition (with recipes)—which helps busy families get clear on good nutrition, and offers up some quick and easy recipes, too! 

Chat with the author, check out the book, meet like-minded parents, enter to win a free dietary consultation…!!! RSVP HERE

See you there!