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University City: Keeping The Printed Page Alive

University City: Keeping The Printed Page Alive

Among the bright blue walls and posters full of literary puns, Kathleen Volk Miller (below) sits in a sea of papers and books. It’s a scene some might find overwhelming, but she wouldn’t have it any other way. As a writer, professor and the director of Drexel’s new graduate program in publishing, Miller says of all […]

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Arts & Entertainment: Local Editors Share In Creative Community

Arts & Entertainment: Local Editors Share In Creative Community

Tom McAllister had never listened to a podcast before he began co-hosting his own. The Barrelhouse literary magazine non-fiction editor was prompted by friend and Barrelhouse books editor Mike Ingram to start their own podcast, Book Fight!, a few years ago. The pair have garnered a following of listeners with what they call a more […]

 

Manayunk: Neighborhood Bookstore Saves Money and Helps Environment

Manayunk: Neighborhood Bookstore Saves Money and Helps Environment

Ann Tetreault grew up never being denied a book she wanted to read because of the affordability of used bookstores, and would eventually go on to make this her life’s work. Tetreault and her husband opened The Spiral Bookcase used bookstore in Manayunk five years ago, and have been pleased with the results ever since. “Since I […]

 By Michael Gaudini and Bianca Brown

Manayunk: Recovering Comic Book Writer Visits Local Book Store

Manayunk: Recovering Comic Book Writer Visits Local Book Store

The last thing Louis Pecsi thought he would be doing after a debilitating car accident was writing comics. At the time, he could barely think at all. “I couldn’t remember anything,” Pecsi said, recalling the moment four years ago when he awoke in an ambulance after another driver slammed into his car. He was just […]