Welcome to Mostly Books, Philly Book Lovers Favorite Center City Adventure!

Books, Books, Books

Spend hours winding your way through our shelves as you explore an expansive collection of over 50,000 books; from literary classics and contemporary fiction to non-fiction, self-help, and more!

Our Story

We’ve been building our inventory since 1997; starting in a small storefront across the street and a few years later moving to our location which allowed for growth. And grow we did, taking over one building after another as our books became more numerous. Every few years, as space became available, we uncovered a secret door or just burst through a wall and expanded the store even further. Today, we boast a quarter acre of books across several rooms and multiple floors! But, we haven’t sacrificed quality for quantity. On the contrary, more space has meant the ability to put more great books up for sale, and stocking the space has only driven home just how many great books there are in all subjects.

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What’s New

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.

Shop Online

Can’t make the trip? Browse a curated selection of our items online and place an order for either delivery or local pickup!

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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
529 Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

215-238-9838*mostlybooks@comcast.net. https://www.facebook.com/mostlybooksphilly

Open 10-9 every day!