The Phillies Reader

Updated Edition

Edited by Richard Orodenker

A rich collection of baseball literature that chronicles the dramatic history of the Philadelphia Phillies

302 pages | 6 x 9


The Philly Fan's Code

The 50 Toughest, Craziest, Most Legendary Philadelphia Athletes of the Last 50 Years

Michael Tanier

An original and quirky take on Philadelphia legends and the meaning of “tough athlete”

264 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 16 halftones


The PHS City Parks Handbook

Peter Prown

A resource for those who care about creating, reclaiming, and maintaining urban parks

112 pages | 8.5 x 8.5


Pushing Back the Gates

Neighborhood Perspectives on University-Driven Revitalization in West Philadelphia

Harley F. Etienne

A critical study of university-driven development from the neighborhood resident's perspective

192 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Rave Culture

The Alteration and Decline of a Philadelphia Music Scene

Tammy L Anderson

Exposing the forces behind the decline of the rave scene in Philadelphia and elsewhere

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 tables, 2 figures, 9 halftones


The Real Philadelphia Book

2nd Edition

Jazz Bridge

An anthology of compositions by popular Philadelphia jazz and blues artists accessible for every musician

344 pages | 9 x 12


Real Philly History, Real Fast

Fascinating Facts and Interesting Oddities about the City's Heroes and Historic Sites

Jim Murphy

An amusing and informative insider’s guide to the Philadelphia history you don’t know

264 pages | 5.25 x 8.5 | 45 color photos, 6 halftones, 1 map


Rebuilding the News

Metropolitan Journalism in the Digital Age

C.W. Anderson

An inside account of dramatic changes in journalism at a large metropolitan newspaper.

236 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table, 2 figures,16 halftones


Reforming Philadelphia, 1682⁠–⁠2022

Richardson Dilworth

A short but comprehensive political history of the city, from its founding in 1682 to the present day

130 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables, 2 figures, 15 halftones


Restructuring the Philadelphia Region

Metropolitan Divisions and Inequality

Carolyn Adams, David Bartelt, and Ira Goldstein

Looking for regional solutions to local limitations of opportunity in education, jobs and housing

248 pages | 6 x 9 | 47 tables, 38 halftones, 26 maps



France Meets Philadelphia

Lynn Miller and Therese Dolan

Chronicling the French presence and impact on Philadelphia through its art and artists, as well as through the city’s political and social culture

416 pages | 7 x 10 | 169 color photos, 2 halftones, 1 map


The Scots Irish of Early Pennsylvania

A Varied People

Judith Ridner

A comprehensive yet concise early history of the Scots Irish in Pennsylvania

140 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 halftones, 3 maps



Greed, Graft, and the Forgotten World's Fair of 1926

Thomas H. Keels

It was meant to be the greatest world’s fair of all time—but it ended up as the “Flop Heard ’Round the World”

400 pages | 6 x 9 | 100 halftones, 3 maps


Social Capital in the City

Community and Civic Life in Philadelphia

Edited by Richardson Dilworth

The first interdisciplinary work to examine "social capital" in a single city

256 pages | 6 x 9 | 9 tables, 1 figs., 3 halftones, 1 maps


South Philadelphia

Mummers, Memories, and the Melrose Diner

Murray Dubin

A guided tour of Philadelphia's quintessential neighborhood from the days of Thomas Jefferson to the night Palumbo's burned

248 pages | 8.5 x 11 | 5 tables, 2 figures, 125 halftones, 2 maps