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Business Resource & Innovation Center's 2nd Annual Book Signing Event: Charles E. Hires and the Drink that Wowed a Nation!

Wed, November 14, 2018 6:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

We are very excited to share the story of Philadelphia's own fizzy pop!

Introduced at the 1876 Centennial Exposition and powered by an historic advertising campaign, Hires Root Beer—launched 10 years before Coca-Cola—blazed the trail for development of the American soft drink industry. Its inventor, Philadelphian Charles Elmer Hires, has been described as “a tycoon with the soul of a chemist.” Charles E. Hires and the Drink that Wowed a Nation chronicles the humble origin and meteoric business success of this extraordinary entrepreneur. Author Bill Double has written a biography that fizzes with entrepreneurial spirit.

This event is free, but please register at

This event is being co- sponsored by Temple University Press.

Skyline Room 4th Floor


Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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