The Reading Room
The Reading Room will be a dynamic community and cultural space located in Mantua (3600 Haverford Ave.), West Philadelphia.
The bookstore/cafe user-focused amenities will include a screening area, a comfortable environment, and programming to reflect the community and the larger cultural depth and breadth of the cosmopolitan Pan African experience.
At its core, the Reading Room is a “third space” where locals and visitors can routinely connect with one another, mingle, collaborate, learn, and relax. Mantua is a historically African American community experiencing a wave of displacement and cultural erasure