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Since 1951

So, I have been around the world a couple of times and I will tell you right now you have to look... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
musictraveler40
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Austin, TX
The most knowledgeable bookshop staff I've met

These guys really know their stuff. I bought as many children's books as I could carry for my son... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2017
TheRunawayFound
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London, United Kingdom
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Apr 2, 2018
“Since 1951”
Jan 12, 2017
“The most knowledgeable bookshop staff I've met”
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1724 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5232
+1 215-563-4184
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

So, I have been around the world a couple of times and I will tell you right now you have to look pretty hard to find a place like this. Joseph Fox has been open in Philly since 1951 and I like to think folks...More

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Reviewed January 12, 2017

These guys really know their stuff. I bought as many children's books as I could carry for my son, and ordered a book on the founding of the United States, all on recommendations of the staff in the shop at the time. Really friendly, really...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2016

A pleasure to browse and patronize. This is the kind of small Independent bookstore that we need more of. Not an inch of space is wasted; it's amazing how well-curated it is. I usually head straight to the fiction section of bookstores, and this one...More

Thank BettyC60795
Reviewed March 1, 2016

Terrific (really) small independent bookstore in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. A must see and do, especially if your only experience of book buying has been at a Barnes & Noble. Excellent selection of architecture and design books, wonderful childrens' books and my new personal favorite...More

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Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

I love a good bookstore, so I stopped here when in Philadelphia on business. It's pretty small, but is packed with great books. I enjoyed perusing the books - even bought one. The lady who worked the register was super nice, as well!

1  Thank Luv2Travel7723
Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is an outstanding small bookstore in the heart of the city. The staff and even the patrons are extremely well read and helpful. The shop has some really unique titles and series like the NY Review of Books paperback series. If the store does...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

It's a pretty small book stop and a small street. But I thought it was cool and bought several book. I do tend to like places like this and the lady working there was very very nice.

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Charming shop - great selection - knowledge staff. Buy something - anything - to support small bookstores. Free gift wrap. Closed on Sunday.

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