University of Wisconsin–Madison

Philip Levy

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Phillip Levy


Philip Levy, a proud student of George Mosse, William Appleman Williams, Harvey Goldberg and Robert Starobin, has a BA in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (’68) and serves on the Board of Directors of The Play Company. After experimenting with work at IPS (a radical think tank), The Old Mole (a Cambridge-based underground newspaper), for Ralph Nader, and as manager of the The Key Theater, Philip put his well-rounded, Madison education to use as a lifelong bookseller and owner of Bridge Street Books. A favorite of such bibliophiles as Mario Vargas Llosa, Azar Nafisi and Elvis Costello, Bridge Street has operated independently in Washington, DC for the past 35 years.