Five bookish things to do this Spring

The nice weather finally seems like it’s here to stay, and many people may be feeling less inclined to sit inside with a book. I certainly don’t blame you! To help with this, I put together a list of my favorite book and coffee related activities to do in the spring. 1.¬†Grab a friend and catch up over coffee. One […]

Zach Murphy shows that the small family business is still alive and well

Zach Murphy shows that the small family business is still alive and well

Murphy’s Loft, a used bookstore in Mullica Hill, New Jersey, has a lot more to offer customers than just books. With separate rooms for art and collectible vendors, the friendly, family run store is full of personality as it works toward rebuilding its formerly massive collection of books. Run by Zach Murphy, the grandson of the store’s former owner, Murphy’s […]

The Last Word’s Larry Maltz shares his love of books

The Last Word’s Larry Maltz shares his love of books

Continuing my exploration of local book stores, I discovered the Last Word Bookshop, owned by Larry Maltz, a Philadelphia native book lover with a passion for what he does. I got to talk to him about his store, favorite books, and what he thinks about the future of small book businesses. The Last Word has over 60,000 books covering a […]

Philly’s Book Trader isn’t caving under e-reader pressure

Philly’s Book Trader isn’t caving under e-reader pressure

In a time where everything can be found online, it is difficult to imagine how small independent bookstores stay in business. The Book Trader shows that digital and bigger aren’t always better. The Book Trader, a small bookstore in Philadelphia’s Old City area, is located on 2nd and Market Streets, and offers a variety of used books at reasonable prices, […]

5 bookish things to do this weekend

5 bookish things to do this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Whether you’re looking for a warm cup of coffee to keep you warm or a book to curl up with this snowy Saturday, there are endless possibilities. Here are five of my favorites. 1. Check out the Free Friday Nook blog. I know, I know, a bookstore blog suggesting an e-reader, but who […]

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Hello, my name is Amy Sachs, an English major at Rowan University. Being an English major, books are one of my favorite things, with coffee coming in at a close second – gotta stay awake somehow! What goes together better than a fresh cup of coffee and a book you can’t pull yourself away from? Few things come to mind. […]