Monthly Archives: November 2011

Book Signing with local author J. L. Manning

Saturday, December 10th, 3pm-5pm

Join us in welcoming local author J. L. Manning to the shop.   We are celebrating the release of his newest book, The Night Watchman. Mr. Manning draws on his own personal experiences and created a thriller with heart.  Visit his website here:
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Book Signing with Legendary Jazz Guitarist Pat Martino

Sunday, December 11th, 2-4pm, Book Signing and Q & A

The Spiral Bookcase is celebrating the release of Here and Now!: The Autobiography of Pat Martino.  Written with jazz journalist Bill Milkowski, legendary jazz guitar master Pat Martino tells the remarkable story of his comeback from a brain aneurysm that took  his memory and nearly took his life. Continue reading

Victoria & Astral:The Collage of Greg Ephemera Trout-Opening Reception

Friday, December 2nd, 5-9pm

Join us for First Friday in Manayunk, featuring the clever and eye-catching collage art of Greg Ephemera Trout.  Friday, December 2nd, we are hosting a reception to launch the month-long showing of Greg’s art at The Spiral Bookcase.  Opening night will feature brand new work for the show, and all pieces will be available for purchase.
As a special gift, twelve original limited edition bookmarks will be included with purchases of Greg’s work on a first-come, first serve basis.  Light refreshments will be available.

Small Business Saturday, November 26th

The Spiral Bookcase is a proud participant of Small Business Saturday.  On Saturday, November 26th we will celebrate our livelihood by offering free goodies to the first 50 customers, $5 gift certificates with every $50 purchase, and limited edition bookmarks from local artists, designed specifically for this event, with each $10 purchase Continue reading

Book signing and discussion with author Barbara Morrison

Sunday, December 4th, 2-4pm

Barbara Morrison will be reading from her memoir, Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother, and also talking about some things to consider when writing a memoir.

Bio: B. Morrison is the author of a poetry collection entitled Here at Least and a memoir, Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother. She leads writing workshops and is active in several writing organizations. Her work has won multiple awards and has been published in magazines such as The Sun, Sin Fronteras, Scribble, and Tiny Lights.   Visit her website: to learn more.

Book signing with legendary jazz guitarist Pat Martino at Chris’ Jazz Cafe, November 25th, 8pm & 10pm

Saturday, November 26th, 8pm & 10pm

Join us at Chris’ Jazz Cafe with legendary guitarist Pat Martino, for the launch of his autobiography, Here and Now!  Pat Martino and his quartet will perform Friday and Saturday night at 8pm & 10pm.  Tickets are required.  The Spiral Bookcase will be selling books at the event.

Read about Pat Martino’s new album and autobiography in the Philadelphia City Paper.

Chris’ Jazz Cafe
1421 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19109

Reading Rainbow on Late Night

Jimmy Fallon (as Jim Morrison) performs an amazing rendition of the Reading Rainbow theme

Book Signing and Reading with fantasy author Jennifer Allis Provost

Sunday, November 20th, 12-2pm

Book Signing and Reading with fantasy author Jennifer Allis Provost.  Jennifer will read excerpts from her latest book, “Heir to the Sun.”  Visit her website at


Love Dies Book Launch Party at Campbell’s Place with author Timothy Sheard

Love Dies by Timothy SheardSaturday, November 19th, 5-7pm

Love Dies Book Launch Party.  Join us at Campbell’s Place in Chestnut Hill to celebrate Timothy Sheard’s latest book release.  The Spiral Bookcase will be selling books at the event.
Campbell’s Place, 2nd floor
8337 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia

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and welcome to the new website.