Philadelphia Stories Anthology: Volume 2 Features Award-Winning Local Authors

PS Books, the books division of Philadelphia Stories free literary magazine, has released the second “Best of Philadelphia Stories Anthology” (ISBN 9780979335044).

The anthology highlights selected work published in the magazine and its Web site. The Philadelphia Inquirer called the first Philadelphia Stories Anthology a “collection that loves you back.”

Like the first volume, this second best-of anthology offers a wide selection of the literary voices that make Philadelphia so unique. Authors include doctors, lawyers, students, teachers, journalists, playwrights, and a detective – all talented writers who spend their precious free time honing their craft. James W. Morris (Regalia) grew up in Philadelphia and worked as a monologue writer for Jay Leno. David Sanders (School of Fishes) has been widely published and was the founder of the InterAct Theatre Company “Best of Philly” reading series. Ona Russell (The (O)ther Kahn) is the grand-neice of Philadelphia architect Louis Kahn; she is now working on her third Sarah Kaufman mystery. This is just a sampling of the many diverse voices featured in the second Philadelphia Stories anthology. 

“We asked our board and our readers to select their favorites from the magazine and website, and this work is included in the anthology,” says Carla Spataro, co-publisher and fiction editor of Philadelphia Stories.  “We’re really proud of the fact that we’ve published both first time authors and more established writers. The anthology pulls everything together in a really beautifully presented package. We’re proud of that, too.”

The Best of Philadelphia Stories Anthology: Volume 2 will be available for $13.95 at Amazon, all major bookstores, and

About PS Books (

PS Books publishes literary and commercial fiction, nonfiction and anthologies with a preference for, but not limited to, the Delaware Valley. PS Books is a division of Philadelphia Stories, a nonprofit literary magazine and companion website that publishes literary fiction, poetry, and art from PA-NJ-DE and provides it to the general public free of charge. PS Books distributes their titles nationally.  

About Philadelphia Stories (

Philadelphia Stories publishes literary fiction, poetry, and art from the tri-state area and provides it to the general public free of charge. Philadelphia Stories is available at over 120 locations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Distribution highlights include all 55 branches of the Free Library, fifteen area Borders Bookstores, the Philadelphia International Airport, and many other cafes and independent bookstores.

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