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AMELIA CAT DAY!

AMELIA CAT DAY 2017 

SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH 11AM – 8PM 

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Independent Bookstore Day at The Spiral Bookcase 

Our darling Amelia Cat has been with us for almost five years now and we don’t need an excuse to celebrate her warm and fuzzy existence. So, we are happy to announce our Second Annual Celebration of all things Amelia – AMELIA CAT DAY 2017, coinciding with PA’s official Independent Bookstore Day!

So much joy in just one day! Stop by to help us shower Amelia with all the adoration she deserves.  Check out the details and schedule below!

11am : Treats & Coffee – to start the day off right!

11am – 8pm :  special gift with each purchase (while supplies last)! ++Every purchase receives a raffle ticket for the Amelia Gift Basket* ++Spend $25 & receive a goody bag with your very own Amelia Cat Fan Club Membership Card and other fun treats.                                                         ++Spend $50 and receive your very own Amelia Cat Fan Club Membership Card & the exclusive Out-of-Print Bookstore Cats Button Set (see below).

1pm – 3pm : Local children’s book author and illustration Brian Biggs will be in-shop to sign copies of his latest book, Noisy Night, & sing the praises of Amelia.  Also, be sure to pick up a special Amelia coloring sheets to color in-shop or take home.

11am – 8pm : Show some love!  Take your photo with Amelia (perhaps using our cute photo booth props?) and tag us @spiralbookcase #ameliacatday2017 on Instagram & Facebook to show everyone that you know how to party with the best bookstore cat ever!

*Raffle : Amelia Gift Bag                                                                                                 Buy a ticket to win two catastic books – Star Trek Cats & I Could Pee on This, Too, a Bookstore Cats Button Set, and a pair of tickets to A Quiet Passion, a biographical film about the life and work of iconic American poet Emily Dickinson, and a $25 Spiral Bookcase gift card.                        >>>Ticket Sales go towards Amelia’s Medical Fund – donations help to manage her feline hyperthyroidism treatments.                                                           >>1 free ticket per purchase, additional tickets $1 each or $5 for 10.

Our furry feline is ready to PARTY WITH YOU!  RSVP here.

Be sure to visit other PA bookshops to celebrate the big day!

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Exclusive Button Set!

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Galentine’s Day!

celebrate galentine’s day with us!

saturday, february 13th, 10am

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Join us at The Spiral Bookcase on February 13th at 10am for our inaugural Galentine’s Day celebration! 

It’s time to celebrate all the ladies in our life – my dear beautiful, tropical fish! Wear that special outfit that makes you unstoppable and sashay to the shop!

Mingle with other remarkable local ladies, while enjoying coffee and some tasty treats. If you want to show off your sweet baking skills or your favorite local pastry – more treats are always welcome! Bonus points for waffles. 

WHAT IS GALENTINE’S DAY?

The “ladies celebrating ladies” holiday on Feb. 13 honors friendships between women and was first introduced by Amy Poehler’s Leslie Knope in a 2010 episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation.

So get down to the shop and TREAT YO SELF!

LOVE STORY : Open Mic

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friday, february 12th 5pm-8pm

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Please join us for a special Valentine’s Day open mic. Bring your deliciously joyous, heart-breaking, and hilarious love stories to share. (If you are filled with angst, decry love in all forms, and can’t bear to write about such matters – well, you can join us too.)

Chris DiCicco is our special Arcadia MFA Alum guest of the evening – he will be reading from his newest collection : So My Mother, She Lives in the Clouds, which will be available to purchase. 

Sign up & Meet and Greet : 5pm – 6pm 
Readings Begin : 6pm 
BYOB Welcome 

Cozy up with Amelia the cat and a good book! We can’t wait to fall in love with your stories and poems! ?

The Great Cookie Swap + Cookie Contest

The Great Cookie Swap & Cookie Contest : Sun, Dec 11th, 3-5pm

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*Please note -this event is limited to 12 people. To participate please email spiralbookcase@gmail.com or call 215-482-0704* 

What’s tastier and cozier than sharing cookies with friends and neighbors? Join us at the bookshop to participate in a fun, traditional cookie swap. 

We will also be picking our favorite cookie – and that baker will receive a special $25 gift card for their delicious efforts. We will provide coffee and tea for the event. 

Details:
1) RSVP
2) Bring 2 dozen of your favorite cookie as well as the recipe to share. One dozen to sample, one dozen to swap!
3) Feel free to bring ribbons or boxes to package the goods – We will also supply some cookie bags and plates.
4) CELEBRATE!

Holiday Portraits with KRAMPUS + PRIZES

Win a chance to be the face of our Holiday Greeting Card, meet the infamous Krampus, and create a unforgettable holiday portrait! 

HOLIDAY PORTRAITS : DEC. 22nd 5PM-8PM

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Using fun props, a comfy chair, and a cat if you’d like, sit and have your photo taken. Bring your neighbors, your family, or pose alone in all your magnificence!

PORTRAIT CONTEST: 
If we love your mug, you’ll be featured as the poster child for our Holiday Greeting Card & a $15 gift card.   PS – If you make us laugh you’ll have a good chance of winning.

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Hill + Nester + Ervin + Krampus

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Saturday, December 5th, 7pm – 9pm

Hill + Nester + Ervin + Krampus

Join us and come listen to and hang out with three remarkable authors and one anti-Santa Claus. (Okay, Krampus may or may not actually attend our festivities.) 

James Tate Hill is the author of Academy Gothic, winner of the 2014 Nilsen Prize for a First Novel. He serves as Fiction and Reviews Editor for the literary journal Monkeybicycle, an imprint of Dzanc Books. His fiction has appeared in Story Quarterly, Sonora Review, The South Carolina Review, The Laurel Review, The Texas Review, and elsewhere. He holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from Hollins University and an M.F.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he served as Fiction Editor of The Greensboro Review. A native of Charleston, West Virginia, he is a graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and West Virginia University. Currently he lives in Greensboro with his wife, Lori.

Daniel Nester is the author most recently of Shader: 99 Notes on Car Washes, Making Out in Church, Grief, and Other Unlearnable Subjects (99: The Press 2015). Previous books include How to Be Inappropriate (Soft Skull, 2010), God Save My Queen I and II (Soft Skull, 2003 and 2004), and The Incredible Sestina Anthology (Write Bloody, 2014), which he edited. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Morning News, The Rumpus, Best American Poetry, Third Rail: The Poetry of Rock and Roll, and Now Write! Nonfiction. He is an associate professor of English at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.

Andrew Ervin grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and has lived in Budapest, Illinois, and Louisiana. He has a degree in philosophy and religion from Goucher College and completed his MFA in fiction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His short fiction has appeared in Conjunctions, The Southern Review, Fiction International, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Philadelphia with his wife, flutist Elivi Varga. http://andrewervin.com/

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY EXTRAVAGANZA

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The Spiral Bookcase loves Small Business Saturday! 

Warm up with complimentary coffee & cookies. Special gifts for all customers and special promotional giveaways for one day only! Spend $50 – receive a Spiral Bookcase signature mug, $75 – decadent chocolates from local chocolatier John & Kira, $100 – a signed copy of Love: A Philadelphia Affair by Beth Kephart. 

Join us at 330pm and meet special guest Thom Nickels. He will be signing copies of his must-have books Manayunk and Literary Philadelphia. 

This Small Business Saturday and throughout the holidays shop our curated collection of used, new, and out-of-print books, & explore our gorgeous selection of gifts – we now carry jewelry, candles, crystals, tea, & much more!

BUY ONE, GIVE ONE! October, 24th 11am-9pm

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Feel Good Fall : Meet Scott Stabile

FEEL GOOD FALL – Uplifting and Inspirational Books

This Fall, Spiral is bringing you a delightful and uplifting selection of feel good books – all hand-picked by our booksellers.  Quite a selection outfitting our center display – here take a peek….

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To celebrate, FEEL GOOD FALL!, we are so happy to welcome inspirational writer SCOTT STABILE, into the shop on Tues, October 27th, 630pm-8pm.

JUST LOVE by SCOTT STABILE

JUST LOVE by SCOTT STABILE

Scott  will share stories, discuss and sign copies of his book, JUST LOVE,  as well answering any questions you may have.  After the discussion, Scott will be happy to sign copies of JUST LOVE which are now available for purchase.  

Please RSVP here, and invite your friends in the area through this link as well. Spread the love…

Scott can’t wait to meet you!

IT’S COMING…

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