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We are an independent store.
- We are NOT the Barnes & Noble/Penn Book Store.
- We have been serving the academic community in University City for nearly fifty years.
- Our knowledgeable staff will help you find the book you want.
- If we don't have it in stock, we will be happy to order it for you.
- We also happily fulfill orders for course books for UPenn, Drexel, and other local universities.
Event Calendar: http://www.pennbookcenter.com/event
In The News
- Penn Book Center, saved from closing last year, has a new name, West Philly Local, January 29, 2020.
- West Philly’s Penn Book Center finds new owners, will not shut down, Billy Penn, August 29, 2019.
- Penn Book Center gets a reprieve from May closing, Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 2019.
- Online petition asks Penn to save Penn Book Center from closing, West Philly Local, April 12, 2019.