Free Library, Used Books

 

From the Tour:

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 Beyond the Tour:

Franklin”s Library Company is still alive in Philadelphia, and it no longer costs to check out books from it, and that’s because they don’t lend out books any more. it”s Locust Street location houses to original Franklin-in-a-Toga sculpture that used to stand at its building on 5th Street (The 5th Street building is now used by the American Philosophical Society. Both the building and its statue are reproductions.)

Franklin’s library was and remains a private enterprise, but the City of Philadelphia also operates libraries. Municipal libraries popped up across the country in the late 1800s and early 1900s: there”s the New York Public Library, the Boston Public Library, the Chicago Public Library, but Philadelphia calls its public library the Free Library of Philadelphia, maybe to point out the distinction between it and its less-than-free predecessor.

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Their bookstore, called The Next Page relies on donations, which means that you might just find a Norwegian version of Victor Hugo’s Samfunnets Ulykkelige when you walk in, or maybe you won’t. For my part I picked up a old paperback of Tom Wolfe’s From Bauhaus to Our House, which I was please to find marked below its sale price back in 1981. The prices low enough that you might just be tempted to buy an armful of books, and the proceeds go to funding the programs that the Friends put on at the Free Library branches.

The Friends of the Free Library also operates another store, Book Corner, over by the Central Library on the Ben Franklin Parkway. The Next Page will be having its summer book sale starting this Friday, and for two weeks everything in the store is 20% off, so head on over!


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Comments | Posted on June 13, 2012 | Categories: Philly Events, Philly Organizations
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