Open Today:1:00 pm-5:00 pm
The afternoon book club meets on the first Wednesday of the month @ 2 PM to discuss a wide range of fiction and non-fiction.
To join the club, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215) 672-1420.
April: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin (large print; call no. LP F ZEV)
A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island books, has recently endured some tough years: his wife has dies, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and his prized possession – a rare edition of Poe poems – has been stolen. Over time, he has given up on people, and even the books in his store, instead of offering solace, are yet another reminder of a world that is changing too rapidly. Until a most unexpected occurrence gives him the chance to make his life over and see things anew.