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August 21, 2018

Local Bookstores for Summer Reading
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We get it—it’s hot! The temptation is probably really strong right about now to flop onto your couch at your Dalian on the Park apartment, flip on the TV and enjoy the comfort of your air conditioning! That’s all well and good, but at some point, your summer leisure time should actually have you enjoying the great outdoors!

Even if baking on the beach isn’t your thing and if you’re not into the crowds and costs of the water park, you can still stretch your legs and get some fresh air and relaxation. What better way to recharge your batteries than with a good book? Whether you’re hiding out on the beach under an umbrella or kicking back in Matthias Baldwin Park, losing yourself inside the pages of a book can help you push the reset the button and make the most out of the lazy days of summer.

Here are a few local spots where you can get your hands on everything from classics to the latest best sellers:


Bookhaven: You may find yourself whiling away most of a summer day if you’re not careful at Bookhaven, three blocks from your Dalian on the Park apartment. With its teetering towers of books, comfy couches and friendly store cats, it’s easy to feel at home here. The shop specializes in used books spanning centuries and representing a wide range of genres.


Book Corner: If you’re not looking to spend too much on your summer reading, head to Book Corner, two blocks from your Dalian on the Park apartment. The shop sells gently used books, with most selections less than $3! With just some pocket change, you can get your hands on everything from rare antiques to the latest best sellers. Even better, all proceeds go to support the Free Library of Philadelphia.


Community College of Philadelphia: The local college bookshop sells a lot more than just textbooks! Located three blocks from your Dalian on the Park apartment, CCP’s store features a wide range of new fiction, non-fiction, magazines and much more.



2202 Fairmount Ave.

Philadelphia, PA 19130



Book Corner

311 N. 20th St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103



Community College of Philadelphia

1700 Spring Garden St.

Philadelphia, PA 19130




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