Past Events

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AMELIA CAT DAY!

WINTER STOCKPILE SALE!

Holiday Portraits with KRAMPUS + PRIZES

The Great Cookie Swap + Cookie Contest

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day!

GET LIT: The Lost Generation’s Stories, Music, & Drinks

SALE!

WITCH WEEK : 10/22-10/31

Book Signing with Brian Biggs- Tinyville Town

A Philadelphia Story! Book Signing

AMELIA CAT DAY!

AMELIA CAT DAY 2017 

SATURDAY, APRIL 29TH 11AM – 8PM 

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Independent Bookstore Day at The Spiral Bookcase 

Our darling Amelia Cat has been with us for almost five years now and we don’t need an excuse to celebrate her warm and fuzzy existence. So, we are happy to announce our Second Annual Celebration of all things Amelia – AMELIA CAT DAY 2017, coinciding with PA’s official Independent Bookstore Day!

So much joy in just one day! Stop by to help us shower Amelia with all the adoration she deserves.  Check out the details and schedule below!

11am : Treats & Coffee – to start the day off right!

11am – 8pm :  special gift with each purchase (while supplies last)! ++Every purchase receives a raffle ticket for the Amelia Gift Basket* ++Spend $25 & receive a goody bag with your very own Amelia Cat Fan Club Membership Card and other fun treats.                                                         ++Spend $50 and receive your very own Amelia Cat Fan Club Membership Card & the exclusive Out-of-Print Bookstore Cats Button Set (see below).

1pm – 3pm : Local children’s book author and illustration Brian Biggs will be in-shop to sign copies of his latest book, Noisy Night, & sing the praises of Amelia.  Also, be sure to pick up a special Amelia coloring sheets to color in-shop or take home.

11am – 8pm : Show some love!  Take your photo with Amelia (perhaps using our cute photo booth props?) and tag us @spiralbookcase #ameliacatday2017 on Instagram & Facebook to show everyone that you know how to party with the best bookstore cat ever!

*Raffle : Amelia Gift Bag                                                                                                 Buy a ticket to win two catastic books – Star Trek Cats & I Could Pee on This, Too, a Bookstore Cats Button Set, and a pair of tickets to A Quiet Passion, a biographical film about the life and work of iconic American poet Emily Dickinson, and a $25 Spiral Bookcase gift card.                        >>>Ticket Sales go towards Amelia’s Medical Fund – donations help to manage her feline hyperthyroidism treatments.                                                           >>1 free ticket per purchase, additional tickets $1 each or $5 for 10.

Our furry feline is ready to PARTY WITH YOU!  RSVP here.

Be sure to visit other PA bookshops to celebrate the big day!

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Exclusive Button Set!

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WINTER STOCKPILE SALE!

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Holiday Portraits with KRAMPUS + PRIZES

Win a chance to be the face of our Holiday Greeting Card, meet the infamous Krampus, and create a unforgettable holiday portrait! 

HOLIDAY PORTRAITS : DEC. 22nd 5PM-8PM

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Using fun props, a comfy chair, and a cat if you’d like, sit and have your photo taken. Bring your neighbors, your family, or pose alone in all your magnificence!

PORTRAIT CONTEST: 
If we love your mug, you’ll be featured as the poster child for our Holiday Greeting Card & a $15 gift card.   PS – If you make us laugh you’ll have a good chance of winning.

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The Great Cookie Swap + Cookie Contest

The Great Cookie Swap & Cookie Contest : Sun, Dec 11th, 3-5pm

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*Please note -this event is limited to 12 people. To participate please email spiralbookcase@gmail.com or call 215-482-0704* 

What’s tastier and cozier than sharing cookies with friends and neighbors? Join us at the bookshop to participate in a fun, traditional cookie swap. 

We will also be picking our favorite cookie – and that baker will receive a special $25 gift card for their delicious efforts. We will provide coffee and tea for the event. 

Details:
1) RSVP
2) Bring 2 dozen of your favorite cookie as well as the recipe to share. One dozen to sample, one dozen to swap!
3) Feel free to bring ribbons or boxes to package the goods – We will also supply some cookie bags and plates.
4) CELEBRATE!

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day!

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3rd, 11AM-9PM

It is the Seventh Annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day and we are ready to celebrate! 

We know how vital bookstores are to a dynamic community and how important reading and books are to children. This Saturday, take some time to celebrate with the rest of the world, and bring your child to enjoy a very special day at Spiral. 

Brian Biggs, local author/ illustrator and one of our favorite people, will joining us in the shop. He will be signing copies of his newest collection of books - the adorable Tinyville Town series. (A perfect gift for the kids in your life!) 

GATHER, SHOP, & GIVE:
Also, with every children’s book purchase on Sat. Dec. 3rd, we are donating a gently used children’s book to Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School. Buy a children’s book – Give a children’s book.

We hope you join us for this very special day!

GET LIT: The Lost Generation’s Stories, Music, & Drinks

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SALE!

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WITCH WEEK : 10/22-10/31

witch week @ spiral

october 22nd – october 31st

weird books / peculiar gifts / spooky events / spiral enchantments

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Celebrate the spooky vibes of October with us during WITCH WEEK!  Dates and details below.

All Week : 10/22-10/31 : Witch Hunt: A mysterious in-store scavenger hunt- solve the riddles & receive 13% off your purchase. 

Uncover a selection of peculiar gifts & books throughout the week in-store or on-line. Special Gift with every on-line purchase & Free Shipping with any purchase over $50. 

10/22-10/23: Halloween in Manayunk: Witchy Goody Bags with $25+ purchase while supplies last, Coloring for Kids, Trick or Treating

10/26 5pm-9pm : Witch’s Night Out : Cocktails, Witch Zine Launch, Tarot Reading 

10/29-10/31: Good JuJu Spell with $25+ purchase while supplies last 

Happy Halloween! Join the Coven here

Book Signing with Brian Biggs- Tinyville Town

Saturday, September 10th, 4pm – 7pm

Plan a trip to Tinyville Town with Brian Biggs!

Join us for a family friendly event celebrating the publication of Tinyville Town, a new preschool series published by Abrams/Appleseed.
 
Meet Brian, take a tour of the town, and bring home a souvenir (plenty of signed copies will be available and a special gift if you purchase all three!). We’ll have refreshments for kids and adults but feel free to BYOB. Bring your kids, bring your friends, bring your friends’ kids.
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A Philadelphia Story! Book Signing

A Philadelphia Story!  

Book Signing with Lori LitchMan

Thurs, Aug 11th 6pm – 730Pm

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How well do you know Philadelphia? Find out more about our nation’s first city from Lori Litchman, author of “A Philadelphia Story: Founders and Famous Families from the City of Brotherly Love”. 

Lori Litchman is a lifelong Pennsylvanian. She grew up near coal country in the Pocono Mountains before making Philadelphia her home. She writes about Philadelphia, nature and the environment, law, and social and urban issues. When she’s not writing, she is usually teaching English to non-native speakers.

Lori received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. Her personal essays have been published in Philadelphia Reflections: Stories from the Delaware to the Schuylkill and the online literary magazine, The Fiddleback.

She has worked as a daily newspaper reporter for The Legal Intelligencer and Pennsylvania Law Weekly. While there, she won first place in a statewide writing competition for her article hashing out the details of Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law. She has also published a variety of science and environmental pieces. Her work has appeared in national and local print and online publications.