Thursday, July 29, 2010

Philly Fiction: top summer read

It's almost August, and this hot Philadelphia summer is hitting it's peak, with many residents fleeing for the relative comfort of the Shore, the Poconos or the "camps" of Maine. Looking for a summer read to remind you of home, with a fondness you can only get when you're far away? Look no further: Uwishunu recommends Philly Fiction as a perfect summer read, along with Jeffrey A. Cohen's The Killing of Mindi Quintana, a legal thriller set in the city.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Punk Rock Flea Market

Join Don Ron Books at the Summer Punk Rock Flea Market, this Sunday July 25th, 10:00am to 5:00pm, at the new "Punk Rock Flea Market Dome" (461 N 9th St, at Spring Garden across from the Starlight Ballroom).

Punk Rock Flea MarketWe'll, of course, be selling Philly Fiction and Philly Fiction 2, with perhaps some other works featuring Philly writers, but there are many more reasons to show up to this cool Philadelphia institution.

As host R5 Productions puts it: "There will be 250+ vendors selling old records, clothes, art, music, food, junk, bicycles, stereo equipment, instruments, automobiles, tools, posters, furniture, computers, skateboards and lots of other stuff! All proceeds go to support all-ages shows at the First Unitarian Church! It's all going down at THE PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET DOME, the biggest location yet for this biannual event. Do not let the "name of the event" lead you to believe that it's just punk records, clothes etc. - it's a full-on flea market with everything from furniture, to laptops, to stereo equipment, to handmade apparel, to vegan treats, information from various non-profit groups, book stores, artists selling their work, bicycles & skateboards and whatever else they can fit onto the floor at this brand new location."

So there, come, drink and buy something cool, like Philly Fiction.