Say Hi at the Uptown Art & Antique Spring Fair

Book Collection

Spring is in the air, and it’s time for the annual Uptown Whittier Art & Antique Spring Fair. We’ll be there, of course, with lots of great finds that we’ve set aside just for this event. On April 6, find us on the north side of Philadelphia Street between Starbucks and Mr. Sandwich between 9…

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The Lasting Power of King Arthur

Man on the horse

Few characters can claim the longevity of King Arthur. The hero (who may or may not have actually existed) has fascinated authors for more than 1,400 years. His lasting, nearly unrivaled place in Western literature speaks to the power of legend to grow as it changes hands, and adapt for its time and place. When…

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10 Books to Escape into Winter


Some might say we have it lucky here in Southern California, where we don’t have to worry about snow days, icy streets, and layering your coats to leave the house. Usually, we just have to worry about a little rain, like we’re getting this week. Sometimes, though, it’s fun to venture into a frozen world…

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Book Review: Gatsby, ‘The Vision’, and Pursuing an Ideal

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Vision, still in his suit and tie from work, stood surrounded by the shattered windows and splintered wooden walls of the home he tried to build for the android family he created. When he was born, he was meant to be a weapon, a force of destruction against the Avengers. He tried to be something…

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Semi-Annual Book Sale, November 15-17


THE EVENT! BOOKSTORE SALE UPDATE – NEW TIMES AND DATES! Thursday, Friday (9-5 p.m.) and Saturday (9-4 p.m.), November 15-17 One of our most anticipated events is the Semi-Annual Book Sale, where the bookstore parking lot (SW corner of Bailey Street and Comstock Avenue) transforms into one of the biggest book sales around. Guests will…

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Annual Book Sale | November 16-18, 2017

THE EVENT! BOOKSTORE SALE Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 16-18 One of the most anticipated Friends of the Whittier Public Library events is the Semi-Annual Book Sale where the Bookstore parking lot  (SW corner of Bailey Street and Comstock Avenue) transforms into one of the biggest book sales around. Guests will find a wide selection…

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