Local Bookstores for Summer Reading


We get it—it’s hot! The temptation is probably really strong right about now to flop onto your couch at your Edgewater 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 along the Schuylkill Banks, 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:


Faber Co & Gregg Inc.: If you’re on the go to and from work, or are hopping the train or bus for a weekend shore stop, stop by Faber Co, a half-mile from your Edgewater apartment. The shop, located in 30th Street Station, has a nice selection of books and magazines (and other travel-related necessities!).


University of Pennsylvania Bookstore: You don’t need to be a student to enjoy the impressive collection of books at University of Pennsylvania Bookstore, 1.5 miles from your Edgewater apartment. While the shop sells traditional textbooks, school supplies and ample Penn gear, it also functions as a community bookstore, with a wide range of titles from all genres. The store also hosts frequent book discussions and book-signing events.


Fat Jack’s Comicrypt: If comic books are your thing, look no further than Fat Jack’s, five blocks from your Edgewater apartment. The longtime shop has been supplying Center City with comics of all kinds for decades. Get your hands on some rare finds or check back weekly for newly published works.


Faber Co & Gregg Inc.

2955 Market St.

Philadelphia, PA 19104



University of Pennsylvania Bookstore

3601 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104



Fat Jack’s Comicrypt

2006 Sansom St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103