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Uncle Bobbie's Events

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

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Join bestsellling author and popular actress Tabitha Brown for an evening celebrating her first cookbook, Cooking From the Spirit, that will not only serve as a remedy for the body, but a restorative for the soul. 

Tab lived with a terrible undiagnosed illness from more than a year a half before she was finally able to find a way to stop the chronic pain - a vegan diet. The increasingly popular lifestyle change was near-miraculous, inspiring Tab to start sharing her favorite plant-based recipes with millions of others, so that they too might improve their own lives. 

Take the first step into your own happier, healthier life by attending Tab's special events  (including a few secret tips and tricks that didn't make it into the book) that will leave you feeling hungry...and energized to eat right! 


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“When we heal ourselves, we heal each other.

Healing is an act of community care” – Alex Elle


In her much-anticipated new book—HOW WE HEAL: UNCOVER YOUR POWER AND SET YOURSELF FREE—Alex Elle extends a special invitation to heal yourself and reclaim your peace.

In HOW WE HEAL, she is joined by a range of luminous voices, including Nedra Tawwab, Morgan Harper Nichols, Dr. Thema Bryant, Barb Schmidt, and many others.

Alex Elle will be joined in conversation with author and scholar, Yaba Blay.

Tickets to this event include access to a meet and greet with Alex Elle and a signed copy of HOW WE HEAL (published by Chronicle Books)


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.

Treva B. Lindsey with Marc Lamont Hill "America, GODDAM"

Uncle Bobbie's welcomed Treva B. Lindsey, and our very own Marc Lamont Hill in conversation about Treva's new book, "America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and the Struggle for Justice," which recently hit the shelves.

Imani Perrry & Tarana Burke "South To America"

Uncle Bobbie's was honored to host this author discussion with Imani Perry and Tarana Burke about "South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation".



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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.