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Uncle Bobbie's Events

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

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We're working hard to get more events on the calendar. We will make announcements soon! 


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.