Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jael McHenry and Sarah McCoy Book Reading and Signing

Monday, February 27th, 2012, 630pm – 830pm

We welcome Sarah McCoy, author of The Baker’s Daughter and Jael McHenry, author of The Kitchen Daughter to the shop for this very special signing.  Sarah and Jael will be reading excerpts from their novels, and signing copies of their books.

As food and baking is at the heart of both of these stories, we will be sharing a selection of treats for our attendees to enjoy.  We hope you can join us!



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Book Signing and Reading with Kirsten Kaschock

Friday, February 17th, 630pm-830pm

I am happy to welcome Kirsten Kaschock back into the shop to celebrate her debut novel,  Sleight.   Please join us for a wonderful evening, and get a peek into the imagined world of sleight, an interdisciplinary art form that combines elements of dance, architecture, acrobatics, and spoken word.  Books are now available in the shop!

Read a wonderful review here.

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Meet Local Author David Mitchell

Saturday, February 4th, 12pm-2pm

Join us in welcoming local author David L. Mitchell.  He will be in shop promoting his series that promotes literacy and fun for children.  He is the author and illustration of the Concept First Book Primers; It’s Funny You”ll See From A 2 Z, A Fun Cool And Colorful Read, and Counting Nifty From One To Fifty.  Mitchell is also the author of several published columns and social commentary editorials.  He was educated and lives in Norristown, PA.

Literary Series, Reckoning, Saturday, February 11th, 7pm

Opening Reception – The art of Albert G. Aldinger III

Friday, February 3rd, 6pm-9pm         Join us for First Friday in Manayunk, featuring the artwork of Albert G. Aldinger III.  We are hosting a reception to launch the month-long showing of Al’s art at The Spiral Bookcase.  Light Refreshments will be provided.

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“365 Days Until…” Book Signing

Saturday, January 28th, 12pm-2pm

For those who are wed, about to be wed, or just enjoy being a fly on the wall (or wedding crasher)… join us for our book signing featuring 365 Days Until:  The Journey to Our Wedding by Alex and Ahesha Catalano.   The Catalanos documented their trials and tribulations leading to wedded bliss, and now you can read this very intimate  encounter.   Books are now available in the shop!

“Swedes of the Delaware Valley” Book Discussion & Signing

Saturday, January 14th, 1pm-3pm
Join us for a fascinating discussion about the role of early Swedes in the Delaware Valley.  Marge Thorell, a Swedish American, will share this little known history with you and sign the copies of her book, Swedes of the Delaware Valley.  Books will be available for purchase the day of the event.

“Upper Darby” Book Signing

Saturday, January 7th, 2012, 1pm-3pm

Authors Beverly Rorer and Barbara Marinelli will be promoting their new book “Upper Darby.” As one of the historic hometown series- Images of America, published by Arcadia, it is a must for local history buffs. We hope to see you here!
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Metal Rules The Globe – book signing with Jeremy Wallach and Paul D. Greene

A limited number of signed copies are still available – contact us for details!

Thursday, January 5th, 2012, 6-8pm

We welcome Jeremy Wallach and Paul D. Greene, editors of a new collection of essays on heavy metal around the world, “Metal Rules the Globe.”  This collection of engaging and insightful essays explores the identity and meaning behind heavy metal scenes that thrive in cultures around the world.  Jeremy Wallach is an anthropologist and associate professor in the Bowling Green State University Department of Popular Culture.  Paul D. Greene is an Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology and Integrative Arts at Pennsylvania State University’s Brandywine Campus.

Open Poetry Reading

Friday, January 13th, 7:30pm

Open poetry reading organized by the Dead Bards of Philadelphia, for those with a love of language and [of course] poetry. Meet & greet begins at 7:30pm, readings at 8:00pm.