Uncle Bobbie's Events

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


OCTOBER 7, 2021 AT 7:00 PM ET

"Black Birds in the Sky" with Brandy Colbert & Kekla Magoon

Uncle Bobbie's is excited to welcome authors Brandy Colbert and Kekla Magoon!!


They'll be discussing Brandy's new Young Adult Novel, "Black Birds in the Sky," which will hit the shelves October 5th!


Bookworms are encouraged to participate in the live audience Q&A that will follow the discussion and presentation, so make sure you have them ready!

OCTOBER 16, 2021 AT 2:00 PM ET

"HELLO, STAR" with Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic & Vashti Harrison

Uncle Bobbie's is excited to welcome the creators of this fall's exciting new children's release, Hello, Star: Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic and Vashti Harrison will be *stopping by* to show and tell us about how this fantastic new children's book came to life! Book lovers of all ages are encouraged to participate in the live audience Q&A to follow the discussion and presentation, so bring your littles!


Farah Jasmine Griffin "Read Until You Understand"

Uncle Bobbie's welcomes Farah Jasmine Griffin for an exciting conversation about her new book "Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature" featuring fellow writer, Edwidge Danticat.

Jonah Mixon-Webster "Stereo(TYPE): Poems"

Uncle Bobbie's was delighted to welcome Jonah-Mixon Webster for an exciting conversation about his new collection "Stereo(TYPE): Poems", featuring fellow poet Airea D. Matthews.

Rebecca Subar "When to Talk and When to Fight"

A stimulating author event featuring Rebecca Subar and her newest work "When to Talk and When to Fight: The Strategic Choice Between Dialogue and Resistance". She was joined in conversation by WURD's Amadee Braxton.

Christine Platt "the Afrominimalists Guide to Living with Less"

Uncle Bobbie's welcomed Christine Platt for discussion on  her book, "The Afrominimalist's Guide to Living with Less!" She will be joined in conversation by Chanae Richards! As always, a live Q&A will follow!

Marlon Peterson "Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom Song"

Uncle Bobbie's proudly welcomed author Marlon Peterson for an honest and highly anticipated discussion on his new book, "Bird Uncaged: An Abolitionist's Freedom Song." He was joined in conversation by Regina Bradely, Kiese Laymon, and Akiba Solomon.



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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.