👾 DC215 Meetup (Postponed to April 3rd!)

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Join us Wednesday, March 6th for an event hosted by DC 215/Hackers’ Assembly. Stay tuned for details!

✏️ The Writing Room

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Come co-work with other writers in three 40-minute units of silent writing. Writers and projects of any type welcome. 10-minute breaks and accountability check-ins between units. BYO coffee, water, computer chargers, notepads, etc.

🚂 Model Internet Club

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

The Model Internet Club meets again on Saturday, March 9th, 1–5 p.m. Newcomers are welcome. The network is up and running! We now have a DHCP server, a DNS server with custom domain names, and handful of websites running as virtual hosts in Apache. There’s a local bulletin board in the works, and we’re considering our […]

🪴 Herbs for Everyone: How to grow herbs from seed and preserve your harvest

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Herb farmer Alexis Smith will cover starting seeds and growing seedlings under lights, caring for your plants in the garden, harvest, and how to safely dry and de-stem what the plants yield. She will also introduce you to a few of her favorites, with a focus on herbs that can lift our spirits and ground […]

⚡️ Beginner Soldering Workshop

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

On Thursday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m. we’re running a soldering workshop for beginners! Anyone can attend for free, but you’ll need to buy a circuit board with components for $6 to complete the project. Here’s what’s included in the kit: 1 x Weevil-shaped PCB 2 x LEDs 1 x 47k Ohm resistor 1 x miniature photocell […]

🔓 TOOOL Lock Picking Meetup

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

On Friday, March 15th from 6–9 p.m. we’re hosting a meetup run by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Open Organization of Lockpickers. > Come join us for our monthly open pick night at Iffy Books! Whether you’re a novice who just stumbled upon LockpickingLawyer, a seasoned safecracker, or somewhere in between, come join us for a evening of […]

🌺 Let’s Make Wildflower Seed Balls!

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Stop by Iffy Books on Saturday, March 16th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and make your own seed balls with native wildflower seeds. We’ll have plenty of supplies to share!

🪡 Hands-On Darning Workshop

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

On Sunday, March 17th from 1 to 3 p.m. we’re hosting a darning workshop and mending session. Total beginners welcome! Here’s our darning how-to zine. Register:

📚 Philly Socialists Reading Group: ‘Hinterland: America’s New Landscape of Class and Conflict’ by Phil A. Neel (through chapter 3)

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

We’ll continue discussing the book Hinterland: America’s New Landscape of Class and Conflict by Phil A. Neel. Email us at admin@phillysocialists.org for more details. This group is open to anyone committed to collective learning and liberation whether they are a member of Philly Socialists or not. We aim to tackle challenging theoretical texts together. Rather […]

⚙️ Neo-Luddite Reading Group: ‘Race After Technology’ by Ruha Benjamin

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Our current book for the Neo-Luddite Reading Group is Race After Technology (2019) by Ruha Benjamin. We'll meet Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the introduction through chapter 2. Meetup link ➡️ Official schedule "Remember to imagine and craft the worlds you cannot live without, just as you dismantle the ones you cannot […]

🩹 Bleeding Control Basics

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Wednesday, March 20th, 2024 at 6 p.m. Face masks required! Presented by Untitled Medical Collective in association with Philly SRA, Bleeding Control Basics will go over first aid as it applies to severe bleeding. We will cover scene safety, injury assessment, basic bleeding control, and tourniquet application. This class doesn’t provide any kind of certification, […]

✏️ The Writing Room

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Come co-work with other writers in three 40-minute units of silent writing. Writers and projects of any type welcome. 10-minute breaks and accountability check-ins between units. BYO coffee, water, computer chargers, notepads, etc.

💾🌾 Iffy Books Permacomputing Meetup

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Our next permacomputing meetup is on Sunday, March 24th at 1:00 PM EST. You can join us in person at Iffy Books (404 S. 20th St., PHL) or via Jitsi Meet. ➡️ Meetup Link From Permacomputing.net: Permacomputing is a more sustainable approach to computer and network technology inspired by permaculture. Permacomputing is both a concept and a community of […]

⚡️ Intermediate Soldering Session

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

On Thursday, March 28th at 6 p.m. we’re hosting an intermediate soldering class. We’ll have soldering irons and solder to share for free, as well as DIY electronics kits for sale. Or bring your own project! Register: (coming soon)

📚 Philly Socialists Reading Group: ‘Hinterland: America’s New Landscape of Class and Conflict’ by Phil A. Neel (through chapter 4)

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

We’ll finish discussing the book Hinterland: America’s New Landscape of Class and Conflict by Phil A. Neel. Email us at admin@phillysocialists.org for more details. This group is open to anyone committed to collective learning and liberation whether they are a member of Philly Socialists or not. We aim to tackle challenging theoretical texts together. Rather […]

📼 Free VHS Swap

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

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😻 Are you anarcho-curious?

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Are you anarcho-curious? Bring your thoughts and questions to an open discussion! This is a joint event with Wooden Shoe Books.

🎤 Collide Zine Open Mic

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Join us on Saturday, April 13th at 6 p.m. for an open mic reading from the folks at Collide Zine. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime, stop by the shop and get issue 6 for $10!

💬 Comics Workshop with Eleanor Barba

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

This workshop is for every level of drawing skill and is over the age of 16. Materials will be provided but feel free to bring your favorite drawing implements and sketchbooks. When my grandmother passed away, I found sharing memories of her through comics helped my grieving process. In this workshop, you can represent your […]

🐌 Philly Bookstore Crawl

Iffy Books 404 S. 20th St., Philadelphia, United States

Saturday, August 24th is the Philly Bookstore Crawl! Stay tuned for more details.