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Uncle Bobbie's Events

Featuring author talks, new releases, community events, and more.

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Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr.: Who Hears Here?
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TUNE IN (see what we did there?) to this extra special author event:

 Uncle Bobbie's is proud to bring you Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. in conversation with Farah Jasmine Griffin and Terri Lyne Carrington, on his newest release "Who Hears Here?: On Black Music, Pasts and Present".

Active viewers are encouraged to participate in the live audience Q&A that will follow the discussion. This is an event you don't want to miss! 


Inaugural bell hooks Symposium 9.24.22

The Inaugural bell hooks Symposium was an amazing day of conversation and community. Enjoy this replay of all four panels featuring Yaba Blay, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Mark Anthony Neal, Imani Perry and so many more.

Brittney Cooper & Cathy Ann Johnson "STAND UP!"

Uncle Bobbie's welcomed the creators of this exciting new book for young readers, "Stand Up!: 10 Mighty Women Who Made a Change". Author Brittney Cooper and Illustrator Cathy Ann Johnson were in conversation with Uncle Bobbie's Evisa Gallman to present this gorgeous and inspiring new book for children and young people, followed by live audience Q&A .

Dr. Camika Royal with Marc Lamont Hill "Not Paved For Us"

Uncle Bobbie's hosted an author talk with Dr. Camika Royal for her new essential release, "Not Paved For Us: Black Educators and Public School Reform in Philadelphia", which chronicles a fifty-year period in Philadelphia education, and offers a critical look at how school reform efforts do and do not transform outcomes for Black students and educators.



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Uncle Bobbie's — The Official Bookseller for Free Library of Philadelphia Author Events

The Author Events program at the Free Library of Philadelphia offers the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue with today’s most celebrated voices in the humanities and sciences. Called “the region’s preeminent forum for writers and ideas” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Free Library’s Author Events program has earned three “Best of Philly” designations from Philadelphia magazine (in 1997, 2001, and 2009). Since its inception, the Author Events program has grown and now presents more than 125 authors each year in addition to the Field Family Teen Author Series.