’Tis the Season to eat, shop and be merry! This year, not only is the Shop Penn community bringing you the Fourth Annual SHOP PENN Days of Deals (Dec 4-15) featuring 12 days of sales and giveaways from our collection of eclectic stores and restaurants around campus, we are excited to announce the first-ever SHOP PENN Holiday Window Decorating Contest with shops throughout the district decorating their windows and adding to the festive cheer. Follow SHOP PENN on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (@shopsatpenn) for more details.

Check out SHOP PENN PRESENTS to find the perfect gift to purchase locally for your holiday list.

Celebrate the season with a SHOP PENN PLAYLIST of Holiday Happenings around the district.


House of Our Own Books

Welcome to House of Our Own, a bookstore located on two floors of a quiet, comfortable Victorian house along the edge of Penn’s campus.

Our large stock of general and scholarly books—both new and used—is well-organized and categorized.

Our collection spans almost every genre and features a balance of hardcover and paperback books. Make sure you take the time to move from room to room and scan the stacks from top to bottom—there are surprises around every corner and something to delight every reader.

New and used books in a Victorian house
Payment Types
Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard
Price Range
Fiction, non-fiction, biography, scholarly texts, and more
Explore couch on showroom floor
We are all spending a lot of time at home these days for both work and play, while showcasing a bit more about ourselves through our rooms in view on virtual meetups.
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House of Our Own Books


3920 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Store hours
Monday - Friday, 11am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-6pm