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Event Space for rent

What we do.

We host a variety of events at A Novel Idea, from author readings and signings to workshops to book clubs and story times. We have numerous events that run monthly, such as our open mic, book club, and pay-what-you-can tarot salon. We also host the Philadelphia Poet Reading Series, that features four different local poets and runs every few months. Our goal is to offer regular events to the community that are interesting and innovative. To stay up to date on A Novel Idea events, check out our calendar. If you’re interested in hosting an event, please reach out to us. We are currently booking events for Winter 2020.

Upcoming Workshops

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October Tarot Salon

Sunday, October 6th 3-4:30PM

Come hang with us and talk tarot! Explore the deck in a casual atmosphere where you can learn something new and share your own experiences. We’ll discuss the wands suit together and there will be plenty of time to practice reading with the support of the group. Bring any tarot deck you’d like or buy one at the bookstore. All experiences welcome!

This is a recurring event that takes place from 3-4:30pm on the first Sunday of every month. $10-20 sliding scale

Sliding Scale

Witch 101

Interested in witchcraft but don’t know where to begin? This 5-week course is perfect for you! You will learn about four types of divination–tarot, crystals and gems, herbs, and candle magick–from four local experts. Each week will focus on a specific type of magic, and the final session will be a reflection on what the group has learned and a discussion on ways to take this new knowledge and apply it to our personal practices and rituals.

The schedule will be as follows:
Sunday, September 29th 5-8pm Herbal 101 with Amy Blackthorn
Sunday, October 6th 5-8pm Tarot 101 with Amber Astronauta
Sunday, October 13th 5-8pm Crystals 101 with Alex Sayer
Sunday, October 20th 5-8pm Candles 101 with Christina Rosso-Schneider
Sunday, October 27th 5-8pm Final Class/Reflection & Discussion/Celebration

Witch 101

The Witch in Pop Culture

The Witch is everywhere these days. We see her in TV shows, movies, books, graphic novels, fashion, politics, you name it. In this four-week discussion-based class we’ll look at how the witch impacts pop culture. Taught by Christina Rosso-Schneider.

Mondays, November 4th-25th 6-9pm

$165.00 (includes a copy of Witches, Sluts, Feminists by Kristen J. Sollee).