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Books and Stuff
shopping,books, family friendly
Books & Stuff grew out of a 8 year, weekend book vending experience. In the beginning I vended all types of children's books. Eventually it morphed into a collection of books about people and characters from multi-cultures. The books are new, most have older publishing dates, some are more current. All have been curated for there beauty and information, as it relates to people of color. The "stuff" varies from soy candles by Soul Purpose to puzzles, magnets, journals and pens.
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I live in North Philly, but I opened my shop in Germantown, on Maplewood Mall, because of its quaint feel. I like Germantown's ethnic diversity, old "gingerbread" type houses, beautiful trees and gardens. But, the bonus has been meeting progressive like-minded folks who are interested in seeing great things happen.

Lynn Washington, Owner, Books & Stuff

23 Maplewood Mall
Philadelphia PA 19144
Thu: 1PM - 6PM
Fri: 1PM - 6PM
Sat: 1PM - 6PM
Insider Tips
  • If you're looking for an eclectic, collection of curated books and gifts, especially for children of color, this is the shop to see.
Germantown was an independent municipality until 1854, when it became part of the City of Philadelphia.
The first written protest against slavery in the new world was written in Germantown in 1688.
Pioneering free jazz muscian Sun Ra moved his band The Arkestra from New York City to Germantown in 1968 and never left.
Germantown Avenue, also known as "The Great Road," follows an Indian path from the Delaware River.
During the Philadelphia Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1793, President George Washington and his cabinet moved to Germantown.
Germantown Avenue is part of the Colonial Germantown National Historic District, the longest National Historic District in the U.S.


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