Mostly Books | 529 Bainbridge St, Phila., PA
Open Everyday 10-9
Books, Books, Books
Spend hours winding your way through our shelves as you explore an expansive collection of over 100,000 books – from literary classics and contemporary fiction to non-fiction, self-help, and more!
We’ve been building our inventory since 1997; starting in a small storefront across the street and a few years later moving to our current location which allowed for growth. And grow we did, taking over one building after another as our books became more numerous. Read more…
The Used Book Cycle…A tale about how we get our books and how we find new homes for people’s treasured libraries.
Check out our ever-expanding collection of books, as well as movies, records, CDs, and what we call “20th-century artifacts”: photographs, posters, artwork, nick-nacks, and other unique treasures.
A Unique Shopping Experience
“Friendly and mildly chaotic, Mostly Books has old-school South Street, odds-and-ends, love-of-the-game vibes.”Philadelphia Magazine
Meet Our Customers
Say hello to some of the satisfied readers who have browsed our shelves.
How We Get Our Stuff
We get our books through trades and donations from the community. By trade, we mean we give about 35% credit toward store purchases for books in the store. Since most of our books cost between 3 and 7 dollars, that works out to about a dollar or two per book. Not all books are eligible for store credit. We are pretty well stocked, so if something is too common, we probably won’t give you credit. Learn more…
Open Every Day 10-9
529 Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Open 10-9 every day!