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Iconic Center City independent book store bids farewell

This Saturday marks the closing of Philadelphia’s oldest independent book seller. After 73 years, Robin’s Book Store shuts its doors on Saturday. The Center City establishment gained a reputation for selling an eccentric collection of new and used books, and for hosting readings by obscure and known authors including Maya Angelou and Buckminster Fuller. The story from WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler.

This Saturday marks the closing of Philadelphia’s oldest independent book seller. After 73 years, Robin’s Book Store shuts its doors on Saturday. The Center City establishment gained a reputation for selling an eccentric collection of new and used books, and for hosting readings by obscure and known authors including Maya Angelou and Buckminster Fuller. The story from WHYY’s Elizabeth Fiedler.
Caption: Finding pairings like the Rolling Stones and the Freemasons was not uncommon at this quirky, independent book store.

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