The Rosenbach Podcast: Episode 25

Bookselling as Activism: A Conversation with Jeannine A. Cook of Harriet’s Bookshop in Philadelphia

Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach was more than a businessmanHe 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 particularWhat is more, Dr. Rosenbach wielded his bookish connections to help him make a difference in the worldIn 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 writingJoin 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 

Jeannine A. Cook, with Harriet Tubman, the namesake of her bookshop, in the background. (Photo provided by Ms. Cook.)