Rosenbach Museum & Library

A magnificent collection of rare books certain to delight bibliophiles from all over the world.

A Book Collection Like No Other

The Rosenbach may not be the grandest library in the world in terms of architecture. However, it has a gigantic, well-curated collection of rare books–enough to make any bookworm swoon. Some of its most famous pieces include major Shakespeare forgeries, Stoker’s original notes for Dracula, and an authentic Sherlock Holmes manuscript.

Experience Books with (Almost) All Five Senses

Visitors can tour the entire house and view various rotating exhibits. But of course, the library is the real gem. The Rosenbach offers library tours with themes based on author or genre. Visitors can even touch the books, pore through them and enjoy that old book scent while learning plenty of historical information.

Those with more time in Philadelphia cane make private appointments to view books. And the Rosenbach is always hosting different events and author readings. Check their calendar for details.