Independently owned and operated since 1962! 

We have been serving the academic community in University City for more than 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!

Penn Book Center is hiring!

Obviously, loving books is the first qualification.  We're also looking for people who are good with detail, self-motivated and reliable. We need someone to work on Sundays and offsite events in the evenings. If you are interested in working at the Penn Book Center, send a resume to

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