Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bookspace update.

Bookspace is on a temporary hiatus.  We're in the process of doing some necessary renovation type work, clearing out areas, setting up studio space, mass organization and cataloging of books.  We expect the bookstore to be back open within the next month or so.

Please check back here or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter for updates.

If you're interested in helping out with sorting books, renting out artist studio or band rehearsal space, help finding school books, or general questions, please send an email to  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for your patience.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


The mass organization has begun and we can always use an extra hand digging, sorting and displaying books.  If you are interested in helping us out, please let us know at or just stop by during our normal store hours.

Please pass this along to anyone who you think may be interested.  Thanks!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Afrobeat! August 19th. 9PM.

Femi Kuti band alumnist, Rotimi Hundeyin, backed by a full array of horns, percussion and vocals, will be filling Bookspace with solid African grooves for your funky moving pleasure all night long!

Opening performance by:

Thelonius Krunk

August  19th. 9PM.


For the past eight years, Rotimi Hundeyin has been touring the globe as musical director with one of his mentors, Afrobeat legend Femi Kuti. His original and eclectic music style is known as Afrophonik Rhythms engages an audience with talent and charm. His band, called Rotimi Hundeyin and De Afrophonik Rhythms Crew hold a powerful stage presence and includes a full horn section, drums, percussion, female vocalists, keyboards and several guitars this band has a unique and powerful stage presence. Such collaboration with a full spectrum of diverse ethnicities and races of Americans has never been seen before in African music, a testament to Rotimi’s forward-thinking methods.

For Rotimi growing up in 1980’s, Nigerian music became a passion. At a young age he excelled at performance, quickly picking up drums, trumpet, saxophone and piano. As a teenager it became clear that music was to be a way of life for Rotimi, and by his mid-twenties he earned the title of Music Director for The Lagos State (similar to New York) Council for Arts and Culture. It was at this time that he began touring with Femi Kuti (son of legendary Fela Kuti) and The Positive Force. Sharing the stage with some of the world’s top musicians including: Hugh Masekela, Roy Hargrove, Erykah Badu, Damian Marley, Lucky Dube, The Gorillaz, Green Fields, Kilimanjaro, Orlando Julius, and The Lagos Folk Quintet. His work has been produced by such luminaries as Danger Mouse.

A man of paradox, Rotimi questions violence with beauty. His focus is sharp, providing a musical resolution to the political injustice he knew growing up. With songs like Osusu he questions the relationships mankind has with one another and suggests a higher way of life. Heavily influenced by African folk music and jazz legends like Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, Hugh Masekela, Dizzy Gillespie, Fela Kuti, and Miles Davis, Rotimi’s music breaks the world music mold. He balances genius with simplicity, an amalgamation of soul, afro-beat, rock, hip-hop, and jazz. He is currently working on his first solo album with his Afrophonik Rhythms Crew.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

SHAKE A LEG Fundraiser! Tuesday, August 16th, 7:30PM.

Movement Brigade is hosting SHAKE A LEG! An amazing partyfundRAISER with DJ Tony East of WPEB 88.1 FM, Songstress Elise Moureau, music by the Dead Squids, dance performances by Christina Gesualdi, Erin Shanti Desmond, sneak peaks CONSTANTS 2011!

 All ticket proceeds will benefit the production of Movement Brigade's CONSTANTS: a performance journey in history along the Schuylkill River, an interactive and site specific performance work that explores the hidden histories of the Schuylkill River through dance, music and theater. The performance run goes from August 24th - September 4th every night in West Fairmount Park.

 Tickets for SHAKE A LEG are $5-15 sliding scale!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rock and Read Festival. Sat. July 30. 2PM-10PM


Full line up:

MARYBETH SCHROEDER 2:30pm-3pm​eder

THE JAWNETTES 3pm-3:30pm​ejawnettes


DRAGON KING 5pm-5:30pm
website: http://drgnking.bandcamp.c​om/

THE NEW MOTELS 5:45pm-6:15pm

MONSTERFACE 6:30pm-7pm
website: http://www.unclemonsterfac​

MC KREACHER 7:15pm-7:45pm

website: http://harryandthepotters.​com/

MISCHIEF BREW 9:20pm-10:20pm
website :​m/

Saturday July 30th (2pm-10pm)
@ Bookspace
1113 Frankford ave.
Philadelphia , PA 19125
All ages! Admission - $15 admission

For more information on Rock and Read Festivals, please visit:​ges/Rock-and-Read-Festival​s/221487591205387

"LEARN" Thursdays. 6:00PM-9:30PM

DJ HA and AARON RUXBIN are teaming up to bring you an educational and entertaining experience that will expand your mind and destroy everything you thought you knew about music.

Special guests each week

Psychedelic instrumentals-trip hop-garage-world music

New genre-bending grooves mashed up with underground b-sides and rarities

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