This summer, I headed up to Philadelphia and walked around our old stomping grounds... that is, where my daughter and I made a sweet little home in a third floor walkup, and played at Three Bears Park in Society Hill every day after school and work. As you can see from the hair and glasses, this was a loooonng time ago.
If Head House Books had been around in the nineties, I'm sure my daughter and I would have made it part of our daily routine, too. I love this place!
Head House Books is so beautifully curated, I wanted to buy everything in the shop. The children's section is amazing, and there were lots of places to sit and peruse a book. I think that's one of the reasons indie books stores have surged back into our communities... we didn't realize how much we missed them when they began to disappear.
Beverly Jones, Paper Traveler cards -- yippee!!
I was so pleased to meet Richard Dewyngaert and his daughter, Scarlett, when I visited the store that day. Richard's created a wonderful, precious space. You can be part of it, no matter where you are... the bookstore website is extremely user friendly, and you can get practically anything online from them. But if you're ever in this great Society Hill/Queen Village neighborhood, stop on in for a treat -- and tell the staff I sent you!
619 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19147