Poor Richard’s Almanac

Benjamin Franklin with a printing press. Statue near City Hall, Philadelphia.

Literary Legacy: A History of Philadelphia Writers

If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth the reading, or do things worth the writing.

Benjamin Franklin with a printing press. Statue near City Hall, Philadelphia.

A Brief History of Early Publishing in Philadelphia

Early publishing in Philadelphia has a rich and storied history. William Penn founded Philadelphia in 1682; within three years the nascent town had its first printing press. The first American…