Category Archives: Events

Three Young Adult Authors – One Day Only!

Saturday, April 14th, 2pm-330pm

A not-to-be-missed YA event here at the shop!  Three remarkable authors, Elisa Ludwig, KM Walton, and Eve Marie Mont, will be in-store reading excerpts of their latest novel.   Their books are available at The Spiral Bookcase, and the authors will have time to sign your copies.

Book Trailers & Author info below!

Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig

Elisa Ludwig studied writing at Vassar College and Temple University. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband Jesse, and works as a freelance writer, contributing to The Philadelphia Inquirer among other publications. PRETTY CROOKED is her first novel. You can visit her online at

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Book Reading and Signing with Jessica Keener


Thursday, April 12th, 630-800pm

We welcome Boston native Jessica Keener into the shop to share her highly regarded debut novel, Night Swim.  Thoughtful and beautifully written, Night Swim is not to be missed.  Jessica will read from her novel and sign copies of her book.

Night Swim will be available for purchase.

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First Friday in Manayunk – Gallery Opening and Book Launch of Dugout Phunnies #4

Friday, April 6th, 6-9pm

Join us for First Friday in Manayunk, featuring the artwork of David Jablow, Roxborough artist and co-creator of Dugout Phunnies.  We are hosting a reception to launch the month-long showing of David’s art at The Spiral Bookcase, as well as celebrating the release of Dugout Phunnies, Issue 4!  Original artwork and Dugout Phunnies, Issues 1-4 will be available for purchase.

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Manayunk Author Brian Biggs at the Roxborough Library!

Wednesday, April 4th, 630pm

The Spiral Bookcase is happy to join Brian Biggs at the Roxborough Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia for this event.  We will be there selling copies of Everything Goes, The Boy Who Cried Alien, and other books, and Brian will be talking about how he makes his drawings and books and answering questions.  Email us to reserve your copies now!

Merger Games Lecture at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Wednesday, April 4th, 630pm

We are happy to be the official bookseller for this upcoming discussion at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia!  Detailed information below.

Speaker: Judith P. Swazey, PhD, independent scholar and an Adjunct Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health es: The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Hahnemann University, and the Rise and Fall of the Allegheny Healthcare System by Judith P. Swazey (Temple University Press, 2011) is the riveting story of the ill-fated merger between Allegheny Healthcare System and Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University. The case remains a controversial and highly-debated landmark in academic medicine mergers to this day. Join us as we host the author discussing her book and sharing her insight on this historic event.

Sponsored by the College and its Section on Medical History

Click here to register!