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Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

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  • If you love orchestral music, as I do, and find yourself on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway near the Free Library, you might step in and visit the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music located on the ...  more »
  • I love libraries because I love books. But even if books aren't your thing, you may want to check out the Free Library of Philadelphia, if you are in the area - which if you are visiting Philadelphia,...  more »
  • The library building is lovely and the staff are very knowledgable and helpful..It is situated in a cultural neighborhood. There is decent rare book collection on the upper floor.  more »
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  • Saw David Lynch here talk about his art school history. The lecture series is very worthwhile.
  • Generally a great place in Philly, u could see all kinds of books and people in the city..... from some classy fashion people to some homeless in the street...... and they got lots of free resources for the citizens........ generally good...... also wonderful location
  • So quiet, I thought it was empty.
  • Would be better if they bought back the cafe. Otherwise, it's awesome, especially the places that they renovated, like the hall on the first floor on the right.
  • I went to this library for the first time when I was 16 in 1960. This is an excellent example of Beaux Art architecture, and is a gem on Logan Square, with a magnificent collection of books, including a whole room devoted to their music department. Their rare books on the third floor includes Incunabula, cuneiform tablets, letters of Charles Dickens, letters of Presidents. European and Oriental manuscripts, autograph manuscripts and letters of Edgar Allan Poe, and numerous other first editions of Coleridge, Shaw. Kipling Swinburne Twain, and Oscar Wilde, among others. The rare books department was also gifted .