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Spotlight on Harriett’s Bookshop

Take a closer look at this beloved Philadelphia store

Harriett's Bookstore

All About Harriett’s Bookshop:
Harriett’s Bookshop, named for historic heroine, Harriett Tubman celebrates women authors, women artists, and women activists.

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Here are the books that owner Jeannine Cook recommends right now:

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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
The Nickel Boys
By Colson Whitehead
Paperback $15.95
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The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
“It reminds us that heinous acts, especially ones happening to incarcerated peoples, are among the worst our society can offer and they happen right under our noses. It pushes me to think about Harriett’s work as an abolitionist and to challenge the way incarcerated children are treated.”

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Beloved by Toni Morrison
Beloved
By Toni Morrison
Hardcover $28.00
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Beloved by Toni Morrison
“It asks which is worse, death or slavery. It raises the power of sisterhood. It questions our understanding of motherhood and trauma and the supernatural. It reminds us that we are our own best selves.”

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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
The Vanishing Half
By Brit Bennett
Hardcover $27.00
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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
“It requires us to think about the identities we choose and the ones placed upon us. It requires readers to grapple with the fluidity of race, class, and gender.”

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