Literature Department

1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Open today until 9:00 p.m.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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  • Mon., May. 28 : Closed Memorial Day
  • Wed., Jul. 4 : Closed Independence Day
  • Mon., Sep. 3 : Closed Labor Day
  • Mon., Oct. 8 : Closed Columbus Day
  • Sun., Nov. 11 : Closed Veterans Day
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Upcoming Events

Author Event: Brad Windhauser

Thu, June 21, 2018 7:00 P.M.

Cost: Free

The Literature Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia presents a night with local author Brad Windhauser who will discuss his latest novel The Intersection: When a white driver critically injures a black bicyclist, the residents in a tense, gentrifying South Philadelphia…

Adult Young Adult Author Events Fiction Free Library of Philadelphia Literature

The Literature Department contains over 100,000 volumes on literary theory, literary criticism, poetry, drama, essays, biographies of writers, folklore, journalism, dictionaries and language and linguistics. It also has the largest number of works by and about Shakespeare in the State of Pennsylvania.