Queen Village sisters Natalie and Tricia Pompilio enjoyed their 2017 book collaboration, Walking Philadelphia: 30 Walking Tours Featuring Art, Architecture, History and Little-Known Gems.
“It was really, really fun. I love researching and telling these stories,” Natalie said.
So, when Reedy Press — which specializes in local interest books — came to them last year to write a book titled, This Used to be Philadelphia, they quickly agreed. Natalie, a full-time freelance writer, had some free time because newspapers did not need her entertainment-related stories with the pandemic canceling shows.