Library Pop-Up: Ye Old Wizarding Bookshoppe

Library Pop-Up
Friday, August 9, 2019
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Attention, wizards and witches! Were you just accepted to wizard school? Join our librarians for all your literary back-to-school wizarding needs.


Illustration of a lab of chemicals

Illustration from The Laboratory of Chemical Wonders: A Scientific Mélange Intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young People, 1860

Science History Institute

Just like Flourish and Blotts in the Harry Potter series, the Othmer Library can provide books on everyone’s favorite magical subjects. Wizard classes covered at our pop-up event: herbology, potions, history of magic, divination, and, of course, defense against the dark arts. Explore rare books, and make a wizarding-inspired bookmark to take home.

About Library Pop-Ups

Library Pop-Ups offer visitors an opportunity to see the books and archives researchers travel around the world to investigate at the Science History Institute. Held in our museum between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the second Friday of each month, our librarians and curators from the Othmer Library will share highlights from our collections through fun, theme-oriented activities and programs.

This event is free, and no registration is required. For more information contact Alexis Pedrick at 215.873.8293 or