1923 - 2020
We are open to browsing customers 10am to 6pm, Monday through Saturday. We will allow a maximum of four customers to occupy the store at any given time. We request all customers wear masks and sanitize their hands upon entering the store—we have a sanitizing station at the entrance. If you have been symptomatic in the past two weeks, or exposed to anyone with COVID, please do not enter the store.
We also offer a contactless pickup option. Call us at 215-563-4184 or use our website to place an order. We will prepare your order and collect payment prior to pickup. When you’re ready to collect your order, please give us a call and we will bring your order to the door. We encourage customers to call and pay ahead, or use the pickup option on this site whenever possible. We are happy to provide recommendations via phone and e-mail.
Gift certificates remain available at https://www.foxbookshop.com/
Thank you for your support and patience in these unprecedented times. We will continue to reassess and update our policies in order to safely accommodate customers. We look forward to serving the community. Stay well!
Joseph Fox Bookshop was established in 1951 as a family-owned and -operated retailer of fine architecture books. Since then, we have expanded our purview to include all genres - with an emphasis on trade fiction and nonfiction, architecture, art, small press, and international literature. We proudly provide books for the Free Library of Philadelphia's Author Events series, which brings some of the biggest names in literature, academia, and politics to the city of brotherly love.
It has been our joy to bring books to Philadelphia for the past sixty years. We hope to see you in our store sometime soon!
1724 Sansom Street - Philadelphia, PA 19103
Monday-Saturday 10:00-6:00 - Wednesdays until 7:00
215.563.4184 // firstname.lastname@example.org
Joseph Fox, pictured above, founded the bookshop in 1951.
KWY recently produced this lovely piece about our shop! Listen to the podcast here and read more about the series it was part of — Bookin' It Indie — below !
For the book bound at heart and on foot, Bookin’ It Indie is touring Philly's independent bookshops with KYW Newsradio’s Brianna Bonds. Listen to the mini-series on hearPHILLY, KYW Newsradio and Visit Philly’s HD digital radio channel about what’s going on in the city. hearPHILLY can be found on WTDY-FM 96.5 HD3 and podcast.