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Established in 1951, Joseph Fox Bookshop is a general independent bookstore in the Rittenhouse Square area of downtown Philadelphia with a choice selection of new literature, non-fiction, art, architecture, design, music, poetry and books for children. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the right book for the right person and if we don’t have the book you need we are happy to take a special order – it will often arrive the next day. We look forward to seeing you in the store!

 Customers waited patiently all day to meet David Sedaris. 


Author Events

On May 5th, Joseph Fox Bookshop will be hosting a signing with author Colin Campbell starting at 3:30pm for his debute novel Free Days with George: Life Lessons from One Very Big Dog. We invite everyone to share is this heartwarming and furry event!

 Free Days with George: Life Lessons from One Very Big Dog is a heartwarming, true story about George, a rescue dog who helps his owner rediscover love and happiness. Marley & Me meets Tuesdays with Morrie and The Art of Racing in the Rain--get your tissues ready, animal lovers!

Get ready to meet George, the lovable and friendly 140-pound Newfoundland Landseer!



The Joseph Fox Bookshop participates in hundreds of off-site Author Events each year as the official bookseller for the Free Library of Philadelphia's Author Events program and numerous other venues. Signed books may be reserved in advance and are often available in-store after the appearances. 

Authors visiting Philadelphia this season include Buzz Aldrin, Mary Norris, Frans de Waal, Louise Erdrich, Nathaniel Philbrick, Moby, Amy Goodman, Jennifer Haigh, Adam Briggle, Mary Roach, Chuck Klosterman, Terry McMillan, Adam Hochschild, Alain de Botton, David Daley, Benny Golson, Catherine Price, Ben Winters, Ron Ray Pollock,  Jeffrey Toobin, Jonathan Safran Foer & and many more! Events are added to our calendar on a regular basis; keep an eye on the calendar and sign up for our Author Events Newsletter for complete event details! 

Photo credit: Kelly & Massa, 2006

Volume Purchases

"When your customers want your book in bulk, save them time and money and send them to Michael Fox. Responsive, helpful, and professional, Michael will give them a great deal and get your books into their hands on time and without issue. He's my go-to guy." Jody Stevens, Chief of Staff, The Tapscott Group

The Joseph Fox Bookshop offers extremely competitive volume discounts of orders of 50 or more copies of the same title to authors, individuals, institutions, and businesses on a non-returnable basis. Authors--or their clients--who need books for private events or speaking engagements are invited in particular to take advantage of this service. Books are also an excellent way for a business to educate employees, or to say "Thank you!" to clients and customers. Read more...

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