Category Archives: Events

Book signing with author Christine Schmidt

Saturday, December 17th, 230-430pm

Christine Schmidt, pictured on the left, sold a blockbuster drug for a top global pharmaceutical company. That drug was later removed from the market . . . but why . . . Check out her novel “Death of a Drug” when she visits our store on Saturday, December 17 from 2:30 to 4:30. Christine had family ties in Manayunk when her great-grandmother lived here. She used to walk to church and bakeries and stroll along the riverside with her great Aunt Mary, who had possibly the most beautiful flower garden in her backyard in all of Manayunk.

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.

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.