Tuesday, September 18

Letter Writing Social in PA!

Hello all,
I am so excited and enthusiastic to report that I have been working on organizing a letter writing social with the Piccadilly Post and the PostMuse .  We are all PA mail bloggers and correspond routinely. 
After attending the mail social in Washington D.C. at the National Postal Museum, I knew I had to help do one closer to home.  I kept having this idea for an all things mail convention, but I suspect that is down the road a few years.  What I can tell you is I got confirmation with the Midtown Scholar in Harrisburg, PA this morning for us to host our letter writing social there!

Here are the current details:
When: Saturday, November 3rd
Where: The Midtown Scholar in Harrisburg
Time: Early Afternoon - hours to be ironed out closer to the date!

Definitely check out the video tour of the Midtown Scholar as it is a unique bookstore filled with hard to find, antique and rare books.  It was once an old movie theatre that they turned into a huge bookstore!  I chose this location because it was more central in the state and for the 3 of us. 
Please consider coming and also if you know you are going to be there, drop one of the 3 of us a note.  If this turns into a big affair, we may need the bookstore to move us to a larger space.

And finally. last night I also talked to the Octogenarian who runs the Institute of Deltiology in Myerstown, PA.  (Institute of Deltiology = Huge Postcard Collection!)We may be able to do a side trip to see him and visit the collection.  He is an intriguing man that collected postcards since he was a pre-teen!  Now in his advancing age, he has catalogued and given his historic collection over to preservation.  Again, the logistics need to be worked out so this part may or may not happen yet!

My Best,


  1. Exciting!!! I will have to see where my life is at in November but maybe I could take a few days off work to come and join you guys. Sounds like it is going to be fun!

  2. Oh my goodness I'm so excited about this!! That's only 20 minutes from where I live! The Midtown Scholar is a terrific bookstore.

  3. Interesting!frustrating to be faraway, but please report about this meeting, as I collect postcards too since I was a kid!!

  4. (PostMuse brought me here)
    The Midtown Scholar is fantastic. Everyone will love it!

    I would love to attend too!

    Believe it or not ... they even use my blog post as a photographic walk-through on their site :)

    Here is a a peek for anyone who has never been there: http://roadsidewonders.net/midtownscholar/