People's Books & Culture

Independently owned since 1962, the People's Books & Culture (formerly the Penn Book Center) is a place to discover books you might otherwise have missed.

Whether it's philosophy, poetry, or gorgeous children's books, we pride ourselves on our distinctive selection of titles. At our events, great writers from Philadelphia and beyond meet a dedicated community of thoughtful readers.  

Independently owned and operated
Payment Types
Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AmEx, Check, Cash
Price Range
Knowledgeable staff, frequent author/reader events
Explore table with various holiday items for sale
The holidays are here! That means snow, hot chocolate, candy canes, great meals with friends and family, and of course, shopping for everyone on your list.
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130 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Store hours
Monday - Friday, 10am-8pm
Saturday, 10am-6pm
Sunday, 12pm-6pm