House Of Our Own

★★★★☆

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Monday To Thursday From 10:00 AM To 06:30 PM Friday To Saturday From 10:00 AM To 06:00 PM
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This beautiful Victorian house has been servicing the College community for years!

The House of Our own Bookstore has a large, well-organized stock of general and scholarly books, new/used/ out-of-print books.

They are located near the edge of the Penn campus.

-Al

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★★★★☆

This beautiful Victorian house has been servicing the College community for years!

The House of Our own Bookstore has a large, well-organized stock of general and scholarly books, new/used/ out-of-print books.

They are located near the edge of the Penn campus.

-Al

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There are very few bookstores left in the US that have the quality, care , and love of good books you'll find at House of Our Own. Great staff, excellent books, fantastic atmosphere.

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There are very few bookstores left in the US that have the quality, care , and love of good books you'll find at House of Our Own. Great staff, excellent books, fantastic atmosphere.

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Hidden within Frat Row (or one of many on Penn's campus) is this quaint little two story building converted into a local bookstore. The store itself caters to many classes at Penn but is in itself a treat for anyone looking for a rare book find. The bookstore carries many hard to find books and the service is amazing. The people are very knowledgeable and the books are priced just right (and certainly cheaper than the giant mass-marketed Penn Bookstore).

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Hidden within Frat Row (or one of many on Penn's campus) is this quaint little two story building converted into a local bookstore. The store itself caters to many classes at Penn but is in itself a treat for anyone looking for a rare book find. The bookstore carries many hard to find books and the service is amazing. The people are very knowledgeable and the books are priced just right (and certainly cheaper than the giant mass-marketed Penn Bookstore).

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House Of Our Own has a fantastic selection of books on every imaginable topic, but I think most people love it for the political books, the incendiary lectures, the anti-establishment vibe, the cool all-volunteer staff & the fact that University of Pennsylvania can't kick them out. Even though the bookstore is considered a landmark & a good neighbor by everyone in the community, Penn wants to tear it down & use the space for its expansion. The battle has gone on for years, with protests, pickets, community rallies in support of the bookstore & vociferous condemnations of Penn. But Penn still tries. If community support is any gauge, Penn will never have its way. Check out the bookstore. Go to a lecture. Ask them for the latest. They're making history just by being there.

PROS: exciting lectures, huge selection of titles, dedicated volunteer staff
CONS: the battle with Penn

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House Of Our Own has a fantastic selection of books on every imaginable topic, but I think most people love it for the political books, the incendiary lectures, the anti-establishment vibe, the cool all-volunteer staff & the fact that University of Pennsylvania can't kick them out. Even though the bookstore is considered a landmark & a good neighbor by everyone in the community, Penn wants to tear it down & use the space for its expansion. The battle has gone on for years, with protests, pickets, community rallies in support of the bookstore & vociferous condemnations of Penn. But Penn still tries. If community support is any gauge, Penn will never have its way. Check out the bookstore. Go to a lecture. Ask them for the latest. They're making history just by being there.

PROS: exciting lectures, huge selection of titles, dedicated volunteer staff
CONS: the battle with Penn

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