Inside Philly’s famous rare books collection

Join The Why's Shai Ben-Yaacov and his son for virtual tours of cool Philly spots they wish they could visit instead of being cooped up at home. First up: The Rosenbach.

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The Why’s Shai Ben-Yaacov and his 9-year-old son are cooped up at home, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Join them for our new series, Why didn’t I go there? where they take virtual tours of cool spots in the region they wish they could visit right now.

First up, a trip into the archives of The Rosenbach, Philly’s famous collection of rare books and manuscripts. If you could explore a spot in the region right now, where would you go? Send us a voice memo at

Guest: Emilie Parker, The Rosenbach’s Director of Education

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