Head House Books


Head House Books

Compact, homey shop featuring a variety of titles & textbooks, plus a full calendar of events.

Voted Best of Philly by Philadelphia Magazine, Philadelphia Style, and by our beloved Customers

Straddling two historic Philadelphia communities, Society Hill and Queen Village, Head House Books was founded in 2005 because we believe no community is complete without the inspiration and idea exchange that only a locally owned, independent bookstore can provide.

Head House Books opened 11 years ago with an unwavering commitment to 4 core principles:

  • 1) Curate carefully our selections
  • 2) what we read truly matters — our shelves reflect this awareness
  • 3) the ambiance and book buying experience should be a nuanced discovery that enriches, not deadens, the senses
  • 4) honor our customers, because they understand the reverberating value and necessity of local businesses to a vital community.

We are extremely proud to have been honored and recommended by many organizations and publications, including Best Bookstore by both Philadelphia Magazine and Philadelphia Style.

However, we are most proud of what our customers so often tell us: Thank you so much for being here. We Love Head House Books 

The store is located at 619 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147



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