Monthly Archives: April 2013

She’s almost here!


Hello everyone!  You may not see me around in May or June.  Well – that’s because we are just about to have a baby!  Her official due date is May 7th, but she could be arriving any day now.  I just wanted to reach out and let you know just in case you were wondering where I’ve disappeared to!  For the next couple of months, I will be getting used to my new role as a mom.  I plan on returning to the store (with our new addition) in July.

Don’t worry, the shop will remain open!!  During the interim, my staff will be keeping the shop in tip-top shape and will be happy to assist you.  So, come on inside, get comfortable, and find the perfect book (or three).  I will miss you, but I will see you soon!


Beechwood Writers’ Workshop Final Reading

booksSaturday, May 4th at 7 PM     

We are happy to welcome the Beechwood Writers’ Workshop into the shop for their third reading.  The Spiral Bookcase is home to these wonderful authors.  The participants will be reading selections from their works-in-progress.  Refreshments will be provided.

Find out more about the Beechwood Writers’ here.  We hope to see you!

First Friday in May – Artist Greg Ephemera Trout



Friday, May 3rd, 6pm-9pm : Gallery Opening featuring Greg Ephermera Trout

Join us for First Friday in Manayunk, featuring the clever and eye-catching collage art of Greg Ephemera Trout.  Friday, May 3rd, 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.

Greg Trout was born in Elverson, Pa (Pop. 1225), and has resided in Philadelphia, Pa (Pop. 1,526,006) since 1992. After a lifetime of collecting arcane and mysterious printed matter, he is now re-assembling and re-assigning the images and creating new spirits and ideas. This is his second show at The Spiral Bookcase in Manayunk where he lives in his apartment studio with his beloved greyhound, Bettie.



Mark Your Calendars!

Manayunk Streat Food Fest Saturday April 13th, 2013 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Be sure to stop by the shop for some special goodies and promotions during the event!

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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