The city is home to nearly two dozen used-book stores in addition to independent bookstores that sell first-run books, and rare book shops, many of which operate by appointment only. Here is an abbreviated list of the used-book stores, with apologies to any we might have overlooked.

  Store Address Hours Phone
1. Bindlestiff Books 4530 Baltimore Ave. Open noon-7 p.m. Tue-Sun 215-222-2432
2. The Book Trader 7 N. Second St. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days 215-925-0517.
3. Bookhaven 2202 Fairmount Ave. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tue-Fri,
11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat,
noon-5:30 p.m. Sun
215-235-3226.
4. Brickbat Books 709 S. Fourth St. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tue-Sat,
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun
215-592-1207
5. The Next Page* 722 Chestnut St. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Sat 215-925-0722
6. Book Corner* 311 N. 20th St. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Sat 215-567-0527
7. Germ Books 2005 Frankford Ave. Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri and Sat, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun 215-423-5002
8. Jules Goldman Books 29 N. Second St. Open noon-6 p.m. seven days; later on First Fridays 215-923-2203.
9. House of Our Own 3920 Spruce St. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon-Fri; noon-6 p.m. Sat-Sun 215-222-1576.
10. Miscellanea Libri in Reading Terminal Market 51 N. 12th St. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Sat;
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun
215-238-9884.
11. Molly's Bookstore 1010 S. Ninth St. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue-Fri;
9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
215-923-3367.
12. Mostly Books 529 Bainbridge St. Open noon-7 p.m. Mon-Thu,
11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri-Sun.
215-238-9838.
13. Mostly Books 259 S. 10th St. Open noon-7 p.m. seven days 215-592-8380.
14. Port Richmond Books 3037 Richmond St. Open 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tue-Sat 215-425-3385
15. Robin's Books 110A S. 13th St. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon-Thu,
11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fri-Sat
215-567-2615.
16. Whodunit Book Store 1931 Chestnut St. Open noon-6:30 p.m. Mon-Sat 215-567-1478.
17. The Last Word Bookshop 220 S. 40th St. Open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days 215-386-7750.
18. Wooden Shoe Books 704 South St. Open noon-10 p.m. Sun-Thu, noon-11 p.m. Fri-Sat 215-413-0999
19. The Spiral Bookcase 112 Cotton St. Open noon-9 p.m. Fri;
10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat;
10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun
215-482-0704.
20. Walk a Crooked Mile Books 7423 Devon St. Open 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon-Fri;
9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sat
215-242-0854

*Run by Friends of the Free Library of Philadelphia