New Bookstores & Independent Bookstore Day Events in Pittsburgh

Saturday, April 27 is Independent Bookstore Day! Check out our guide to independent bookstores and Bookstore Day events in Pittsburgh.

by Lindsay Patross
April 24, 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019, is Independent Book Store Day. We’ve updated our Guide to Independent Bookstores in Pittsburgh and added two new spots to the list.

  • The Tiny Bookstore in the North Hills
  • Spark Books in Aspinwall

You can follow all of the Pittsburgh Independent Bookstores on Twitter here.

The 5th Annual Bookstore Day

Bookstore Day, also known as Indie Bookstore Day, is held on the last Saturday in April. Inspired by the success of Record Store Day, Bookstore Day was started 5 years ago by some California booksellers.  This year there are more than 400 bookstores participating.

Follow @BookstoreDay on Twitter and @indiebookstoreday on Instagram.

If you only have time for one stop: City of Asylum Bookstore

In the event that your Saturday does not allow you to visit EVERY bookstore in Pittsburgh, head to the City of Asylum Bookstore where they have lined up a great crew of local book advisers to help you shop.

  • 12-1pm: Brittany Thurman
  • 2-3pm: Rick Sebak
  • 3-4pm: Matthew Buchholz, owner, Alternate Histories

More Independent Bookstore Day Events in Pittsburgh

9 am – 9 pm // Independent Bookstore Day @ Riverstone Books

9 am – 7 pm // Indie Bookstore Day @ White Whale Books

11 am – 9 pm // Indie Bookstore Day with Brittany Thurman, Rick Sebak & Matthew Buchholz @ City of Asylum Bookstore

11:30 am – 5pm // April Book Swap @ The Tiny Bookstore

Looking for more events for book lovers?

Check out the events calendar on Littsburgh here.

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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