Exploring Philly Nature

A Guide for All Four Seasons

Bernard S. Brown

A handy guide for all ages to Philly's urban plants, animals, fungi, and—yes—even slime molds

168 pages | 5.5 x 8.5 | 131 color photos


Finished Business

My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes, and Heartaches

Ray Didinger

Ray Didinger on following his dream from the bleachers to the Hall of Fame

360 pages | 6 x 9 | 41 halftones


Fishing the Delaware Valley

George H. Ingram Jr., Robert R Smith, and Robert F Marler Jr.

Fishing tales from the Delaware Valley

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 tables, 4 figs., 4 maps



The Life and Times of Philadelphia's Schuylkill River

Beth Kephart

An autobiography of the Schuylkill, and a meditation on the river's impact on Philadelphia's history, people, and environment

120 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 18 halftones


The Forgotten Bottom Remembered

Stories from a Philadelphia Neighborhood

August Tarrier

Stories from an important, if little noticed, neighborhood of Philadelphia

202 pages | 6 x 9 | 84 halftones


Forgotten Philadelphia

Lost Architecture of the Quaker City

Thomas H. Keels

Lost treasures of Philadelphia architecture come to life again

320 pages | 10 x 8 | 1 figs., 208 halftones



Recipes and Tales from an American Bistro

Ellen Yin

True-life tales and scrumptious recipes from Philly's trendsetting restaurant

288 pages | 8 x 9.25 | 115 color illustrations


From Puerto Rico to Philadelphia

Puerto Rican Workers and Postwar Economies

Carmen Teresa Whalen

A history of Puerto Rican immigration to Philadelphia

328 pages | 7 x 10 | 23 tables, 12 figures, 28 halftones, 6 maps


Global Philadelphia

Immigrant Communities Old and New

Edited by Ayumi Takenaka and Mary Osirim

A comprehensive analysis of the processes and consequences of immigration to Philadelphia over time

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 10 figures, 4 halftones, 3 maps


A Guide to the Great Gardens of the Philadelphia Region

Text by Adam Levine, Photographs by Rob Cardillo

A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide, chock full of inside information

192 pages | 5.375 x 9.125 | 195 color photos, 1 map


Hikes Around Philadelphia

Boyd Newman and Linda Newman

An invaluable guide to forty fascinating hikes within a short drive of Philadelphia

224 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


The History of Temple University Japan

An Experiment in International Education

Richard Joslyn and Bruce Stronach

How Temple University successfully established an innovative international branch campus in Japan that endured against the odds

296 pages | 6 x 9 | 61 color photos, 3 tables



The True Story of the Best Basketball Team You've Never Heard Of

Larry Needle

How a small kid in South Philly embarked on a journey that would take him around the world with the Harlem Globetrotters

72 pages | 5.5 x 8.5


I Walked with Giants

The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath

Jimmy Heath and Joseph McLaren

A life in music portrayed by an NEA jazz master and his legendary friends

344 pages | 6 x 9 | 35 halftones


If There Is No Struggle There Is No Progress

Black Politics in Twentieth-Century Philadelphia

Edited by James Wolfinger

Highlighting the creativity, tenacity, and discipline displayed by Black activists in Philadelphia

260 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 20 figures