Monthly Archives: January 2015

Winter Stockpile Sale!


Story & Song: ROCK AND ROLL

SAT, FEB 28th, 630PM-9PM : Authors and a Pop-Up Vinyl Shop!


The Spiral Bookcase & Main Street Music present an evening of Story & Song, featuring Dave Housley, Tara Murtha, and Rock and Roll

Dave and Tara will be reading excepts and discussing their newest books – If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home (Dave), and Bobbie Gentry’s Ode to Billie Joe (Tara). 

Main Street Music will be setting up shop and selling a curated selection of new & used albums – including the great recommendations of Dave and Tara. We’ll also play special set-lists that are meant to be enjoyed with each book. 

AND – We know how great books and music go together SO if you purchase either Dave or Tara’s book (but we suggest both) you get 10% off a vinyl purchase during the event


We will supply some light refreshments – BYOB.

more info on these local kick-ass authors:
daveDave Housley‘s third collection of short fiction, If I Knew the Way, I Would Take You Home, was published by Dzanc Books in January 2015. He is the author of Commercial Fiction (Outpost 19) and Ryan Seacrest is Famous (Impetus Press, Dzanc Books eBook Reprint). His work has appeared in Hobart, Mid-American Review, Quarterly West, Wigleaf and some other places. He is one of the founding editors of Barrelhouse magazine, and a co-founder of the Conversations and Connections writer’s conference. Sometimes he drinks boxed wine and tweets about the things on his television at @housleydave.  See more here.

taraTara Murtha is the author of Ode to Billie Joe for the critically acclaimed 33 1/3 series, and a longtime Philadelphia journalist. She is also the author of The Ripple Effect, a reported essay exploring the aftermath of the Kermit Gosnell case, which was anthologized by Cherry Bomb Books. Sometimes she plays music while home alone in the dark. Follow her on twitter @taramurtha.

Dana Bate at Huntingdon Valley Library



Please join Dana Bate & The Spiral Bookcase at the Huntingdon Valley Library, Tues, February 3rd at 6:30pm. Dana will be discussing her delicious and humorous new book – A SECOND BITE AT THE APPLE.  This foodie rom-com is the perfect read to beat the winter doldrums.

The cherry on top –  For every copy of A SECOND BITE AT THE APPLE we sell, we will be donating a gently used book to The Inter-Faith Housing Alliance, an organization that provides housing and services to homeless families in the area. Buy a book, give a book. It’s a win-win!

See you there!