Books & Mu­sic

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A. K. A. MU­SIC— This is Philadelphia’s in­de­pen­dent record store and a haven for mu­sic lovers with time to kill. Find a large se­lec­tion of new and used CDs that span gen­res from in­die rock to jazz. It is also the box of­fice for R5 Pro­duc­tions. Open M-Th 11 am-8 pm, F-Sa 11 am-9 pm, Su 11 am- 6 pm. 120 N. Third St., 267.639.2280.

AIA BOOKSTORE & DE­SIGN CEN­TER— At the new Philadelphia Cen­ter for Ar­chi­tec­ture, browse through this cool store stocked with ar­chi­tec­ture books, dis­tinc­tive gifts and de­sign prod­ucts for home and of­fice. M-Sa 10 am- 6 pm, Su noon- 5 pm. 1218 Arch St., 215.569.3188.

ATOMIC CITY COMICS— Huge se­lec­tion of comics, graphic nov­els, back is­sues, manga and T-shirts, plus movies, toys, games and more. Fre­quent in­store events, in­clud­ing book sign­ings. Open M-Tu noon-9 pm, W-Sa 11 am- 11 pm, Su 11 am- 9 pm. 638 South St., 215.625.9613.

BOOK COR­NER— Browse more than 50,000 ti­tles at this wel­com­ing shop, di­rectly be­hind Philadelphia’s Cen­tral Li­brary near the Ben Franklin Park­way. Book Cor­ner of­fers new, rare and gen­tly used books in all gen­res, whether your taste is con­tem­po­rary or classic. M-Sa 10 am- 6 pm. 311 N. 20th St., 215.567.0527.

HEAD HOUSE BOOKS— A friendly staff and books cover­ing ev­ery sur­face make Head House Books as invit­ing as a comfy liv­ing room. En­joy a free cup of cof­fee and set­tle in for a few hours. Open M-Th & Sa 10 am-7 pm, F 10 am-8 pm, Su 10 am-5 pm. 619 S. Sec­ond St., 215.923.9525.

JOSEPH FOX BOOKS— Charm­ing Joseph Fox Books is Cen­ter City’s premier in­de­pen­dent bookstore, of­fer­ing an ar­ray of se­lec­tions from ar­chi­tec­ture and non-fic­tion to lit­er­a­ture and po­etry. Open M-Sa 9:30 am- 6 pm, W 9:30 am-7 pm. 1724 San­som St., 215.563.4184. UNI­VER­SITY OF PENN­SYL­VA­NIA BOOKSTORE— This gi­ant book su­per­store car­ries over 80,000 ti­tles, plus school sup­plies, gifts and UPenn ap­parel. M-F 8:30 am-9:30 pm, Sa 10 am-9:30 pm, Su 10 am-8 pm. 3601 Wal­nut St., 215.898.7595.

VIN­TAGE IN­STRU­MENTS— Since 1974, Vin­tage In­stru­ments has fo­cused on fine acous­tic in­stru­ments, fea­tur­ing a wide se­lec­tion of C.F. Martin & Co. gui­tars for ev­ery­one from week­end pick­ers to sea­soned pro­fes­sion­als. Plenty of trea­sures abound in this 19th cen­tury ar­chi­tec­tural treasure, from ukule­les to ban­jos and man­dolins. Ac­ces­sories in­clude cases, strings, straps and much more. Open M-F 10 am-5 pm. 507 S. Broad St., 215.545.1000.

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