Monthly Archives: May 2012

Gallery Opening featuring Manayunk photographer Erin Barlow, First Friday in Manayunk, June 1st, 6pm-9pm

Friday, June 1st, 6pm-9pm

For the next First Friday in Manayunk, we are happy to present Erin Barlow, up-and-coming Manayunk photographer.  We are hosting a reception to launch the month-long showing of Erin’s art at The Spiral Bookcase.  Opening night will feature Erin’s gorgeous photographs and all pieces will be available for purchase.  Refreshments will be provided.  Come on out and support local talent!

Bio:  Erin Barlow first began taking photographs as a way to capture moments with friends and family.  She expanded her lens to landscapes and locals, inspired by travels abroad, and her passion for photography grew.  By capturing the stunning places she has visited, she hopes to bring this inspiring beauty to others.  Erin currently lives in Manayunk.

Underground Art Show

Friday, May 25th 9pm-11pm

Exhibition of paintings and book release party for Steven Johnson Leyba’s The Trickster’s Koran.  This show is intended for an adult audience.  Not for the faint of heart.


Never-Ending Stories – The May Edition

Another installment of Never-Ending Stories!

The joy of running a bookshop is the joy of of always discovering books that I need to read.   I was always one of those people (I prefer the term ‘gently mad’ as coined by Nicholas Basbanes) who would buy at least three books a week, slowly stock-piling and collecting.  I loved touching the covers and contemplating for long stretches of time which of them were coming home with me.

The joy of visiting bookshops and the joy of selecting new and secondhand books for my shop is a tactile, deep time, where I lose everything else.  The book holds its sway.  Now, I would like to share monthly lists of new and secondhand books that I plan on reading (or re-reading) and collecting for my personal library in 2012.  Read on!

All books are now -or soon to be- in the shop.  I also am happy to ship to our out-of-town friends!

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