It's easy for a bibliophile, or anyone, to get lost in Port Richmond Books, where hardcovers and paperbacks are packed on shelves, stacked in aisles, tucked into corners near the piano, the couch, the basketball backboard, and the ping-pong net.
Interested in Philadelphia noir? Here's David Goodis' Shoot the Piano Player. Contemporary Irish literature? There's a whole wall of that, too. In fact, the sprawling 6,000-square-foot store, housed in a former silent movie theater, holds more than 75,000 titles, give or take 10,000.