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About phillytyper

Co-owner, Trophybikes in Philadelphia; live with and tolerate computers; but I also dig manual typewriters. Shoot film from time to time, as a break from the rush of digital. Favorite bikes: Brompton S3L-X, Surly Cross Check, SURLY Long Haul Trucker Favorite camera: Leica M4, Fujifilm X20, Nikon F4. Favorite typewriter: Olympia SM9, Olivetti Lettera 22.

We are trundling into December —And DOOBIES!

Very simple really, find a seat, get some paper and/or a card and write some words to friends & fam! 🖊❤️📩 It’s FREE, thanks to Yards Brewing & Trophy Bikes. Goes from 7 to 9-ish on Tuesdays. First one is … Continue reading

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Back in CenterMidtown Village, as we call it–in Fergie’s Pub

FERGIES has NO TV!  It’s convenient to nearly everywhere by transit, bike and horse carriage. You could even try to drive there if you’re into that sort of thing. We snap open our Samsonite “Slim-Line” brief case (filled with stationery … Continue reading

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October—and we’re in Bridgewaters Pub!

Bridgewaters Pub may be the MOST “reachable” place we’ve ever hosted a Publetters in; Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station is at the heart of the Northeast Corridor–reachable by Septa , Amtrak, Boltbus, NJ Transit, and a quick walk from Center City … Continue reading

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Let’s write home from school–at Local 44!

Everyone gets a little bit homesick in the fall… sit down in this cozy neighborhood taproom, empty and glass and fill up a page with some words to the folks. They miss you, too! We set out all the stationery … Continue reading

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August… and it’s The BISHOP’S COLLAR!

24th and Fairmount – a most felicitous corner…   – In what realtors have dubbed the “Art Museum Area”, that is also home to THE BISHOP’S COLLAR, a classic neighborhood pub and one of our favorite places to pop open our … Continue reading

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It’s June, and we’re at the VICTORIA FREEHOUSE in Old City on Tuesdays.

For JUNE – empty a glass and fill a page at this classic, “British-informed”, shall we say, pub. •• SO…. BEER WEEK HAS COME AND GONE, But perhaps you have gained a bit more appreciation for the brewers–the men and … Continue reading

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We’re at the P.O.P.E. every single Tuesday evening in May, for your letter-writing pleasure.

EVER WISH YOU COULD GO BACK TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS? Slow down with us and write an actual ink-on-paper letter every Tuesday this month of May at the Pub On Passyunk East, 1501 E. Passyunk Ave. (at Dickinson)   … Continue reading

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“…April is the Coolest Month”. Follow us far beyond Northern Liberties, higher than Fishtown, well past Kensington…

To the GREY LODGE PUB, at 6235 Frankford Avenue. (7pm-9 pm, every Tuesday in April. First one: 4/3)  This two level pub is one of Philadelphia’s original great beer bars, where a great selection of brews await, along with a … Continue reading

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HI, MOM, COOL TAT!

The above pretty much says it all–but let’s see:   Be sure to come early, as we set out our stationery and stamps and pint glass full of pens at 5:01 sharpish. Another reason to come early is that TMom’s … Continue reading

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PUBLETTERS RETURNS to the STANDARD TAP for FEBRUARY (first one 2/6)

IT’S FEBRUARY–the month that contains Valentine’s Day! Get ahead of the other Romeos and Juliets this very Tuesday, the first of 4 such Tuesdays in the month.  We will set out an array of nice stationery and stamps and fill … Continue reading

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