Bookselling as Activism: A Conversation with Jeannine A. Cook of Harriet’s Bookshop in Philadelphia
Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach was more than a businessman. He and his brother (and business partner) Philip were also civic activists who played an important role in American national life, and Jewish-American life in particular. What is more, Dr. Rosenbach wielded his bookish connections to help him make a difference in the world. In this episode of The Rosenbach Podcast, we’ll talk with modern-day Philadelphia author, social justice activist, and bookshop owner Jeannine A. Cook about how great literature inspires her work in the realms of activism and writing. Join Ms. Cook and Rosenbach Podcast host Dr. Alexander L. Ames in the atmospheric West Library of the Rosenbach for a conversation inspired by collections objects, including works by Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley, Marianne Moore, and others.