Monthly Archives: March 2013

Gallery Opening featuring Bianca Bernier

Friday, April 5th, 6pm-9pm

For the next First Friday in Manayunk, we are happy to feature artist Bianca Bernier. We are hosting a reception to launch the month-long showing of Bianca’s modern and thought-provoking art at The Spiral Bookcase. Refreshments will be provided. Come on out and support local talent!
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The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. – Book Signing with Nichole Bernier

edBook Signing with Nichole Bernier  Thursday, April 18th, 7pm – 9pm 

The Spiral Bookcase welcomes Nichole Bernier into the shop to share her first novel, The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D (Crown/Random House, 2012) This bittersweet and beautifully written story of two women —their friendship, their marriages, private ambitions and fears — considers the aspects of ourselves we show and those we conceal, and the repercussions of our choices.  It was a finalist for the New England Independent Booksellers Award, and spent 7 weeks on the Boston Globe bestseller list.

During the event, Nichole will read excerpts from her novel and sign copies of her book.  Special guest Robin Black, author of If I Loved You, I would Tell You This, will lead an engaging Q & A session, providing an intimate look into the novel and Nichole’s writing process.  Books will be available for purchase at The Spiral Bookcase and light refreshments will be provided.

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CANCELLED : The Real Story Behind the Ali vs. Liston Fights by Paul Gallender

We regret to inform you that this event has been CANCELLED.  We are working with the author to reschedule for the summer. 

Book Signing with Paul Gallender Wednesday, April 17th, 7pm-9pm 

The Spiral Bookcase welcomes Paul Gallender to share his biography of the extraordinary Sonny Liston: Sonny Liston – The Real Story Behind the Ali-Liston Fights. He introduces the reader to a man who, while not a saint, had a sense of fairness and depth of character that was acknowledged for the most part only by his family, friends, and children of all races

“Liston was arguably the most hated, feared and misunderstood athlete of the 20th century,” says Gallender. “Because of that, most of what the world knows about him has little basis in fact.”

During the event, Gallender will read excerpts from the book, answer audience questions, and sign copies of his book. We anticipate that this event will be well-attended. Please be aware that space is limited in the shop and attendees will be admitted on a first come, first serve basis. Books will be available to purchase at The Spiral Bookcase (pre-orders are recommended).
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Print + Paper Show at Three Potato Four

We are BEYOND EXCITED to be included in the upcoming Print + Paper Show at Three Potato Four.  We hope to see you there! 


The Spiral Salon – Thurs, Mar. 21st, 7pm

lostgeneration1The Spiral Salon – Thursday, March 21st, 7pm 

Join us for our upcoming Spiral Salon featuring two local authors, a local performance artist, and a local musician!

We created The Spiral Salon to showcase a variety of talent and to create an enjoyable and inclusive space for like-minded folks. This casual gathering is a way for you to mingle and experience the creativity that this area has to offer. Light refreshments will be provided.

Our line-up includes:
Elise Miller – author
Eugene Hsue – poet
Puppet Master – performance artist
Bryan Miller – music

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