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After a year of preparation and several months of a “soft” opening to a limited crowd, Hilltop Books held an official opening ceremony on Friday, April 16. more
What benefits does a book provide that an e-book does not? Why, for example, have the Friends provided a room full of children’s books for sale at Hilltop Books, their new store at 84 Bethlehem Pike? more
Hilltop Books  is a project of the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library. more
If the store manages to meet overhead and labor costs, I would consider that a financial success. more
Last Spring, the Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library committed to opening a neighborhood bookstore. more
By Stan Cutler There will soon be a used bookstore at 84 Bethlehem Pike, just a long block from Germantown Avenue with plenty of free, street parking. The Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library are … more
Bethany DiLello, local graphic web designer, helps to make self-published books, like the title on the right, look professional. by Len Lear Over the years I have had occasion to write about many … more
Mt. Airy native Richard Schwartz has been a firefighter, farm worker, general contractor, drummer for a popular West Coast band and the author of several very well-reviewed books. by Len Lear … more
David Jackson Ambrose, a resident of East Falls and author of the powerful novel, “State of the Nation,” (and a soon-to-be released novel, untitled for now) is seen here with a friend, Maria … more
Lucy Noland, a native of Saigon, Vietnam, was an anchor on Channel 29’s 10 o’clock news for five years until June of last year. Her TV work has earned her Emmys, Golden Mics, Edward R. Murrow … more
Tony DePaul, of Chestnut Hill, has written seven novels, including the just-released “Ro Ro Morse” about “a cement-tough female cop.” His stories all take place in Chestnut Hill and nearby … more
Janet Mason (left) and Gloria Rohlfs, of Mt. Airy, are seen at the book launch for Mason’s “THEY,” a section of which was a Pushcart Prize nominee, at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore in Mt. Airy … more
Alex London, of Mt. Airy, is the best-selling author of an astonishing 25 books (over two million copies sold) who was also a war correspondent in some of the world’s most dangerous countries. by … more
Geri Lynn Utter, who has a doctorate degree in psychology from Chestnut Hill College, is the author of “Mainlining Philly,” due for release at the end of February. It is an autobiographical … more
Fiona Harewood is the author of “River Never Smooth: Reclaiming Power After Abuse,” a memoir of her own three abusive relationships. The book will have an online and in-person launch party on … more
by Len Lear Would you like to discover young local writers who just may be the future John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger, Virginia Woolf or Saul Bellow? Well, you … more
Larry Benjamin just had his third novel, “The Sun, the Earth and the Moon,” published on Nov. 15 by a traditional publisher. (He has also published a collection of short stories and an … more
Jace Gaffney, whom some localites will remember from his days at Caruso’s Food Market, which was in Chestnut Hill for 100 years, is the author of an intriguing new memoir, “The Trap of … more
(Left) James’ new book is designed to help readers “live their purpose, create the love they want and have the life they love!” (Right) James is a Lyft driver and life coach in addition to … more
(Left) The cover of Liz Lynch’s wonderful new book for children, “Pandas Love Pizza.” (Right) Chestnut Hill illustrator Liz Lynch has produced another adorable children’s picture book that … more
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