3 Must-Visit Pittsburgh Bookstores with Live Performances

The bookstore experience is made even better with live performances. Stephanie Flom, executive director at Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures, and Heather McAdams Caldwell, content strategist at Littsburgh and publisher at Bridge & Tunnel Books, share three local bookstores to catch a show.

White Whale Bookstore

4754 Liberty Ave
Locally owned, neighborhood bookstore. Great selection of literary and local titles. Beautiful renovation/expansion provides quiet, professional space for readings, plus cappuccinos and Millie’s ice cream! 

City of Asylum

40 W. North Avenue
Knowledgeable staff, great selection of books, especially translations and children’s collections. It’s wonderful to support the important work of City of Asylum and the exiled writers they house in their residency program. Great performance space to hear from writers and listen to music. 

Penguin Bookshop 

417 Beaver Street, Sewickley
Penguin Bookshop hosts a can’t-miss writers’ series about twice a month with award-winning writers. The conversations are always fun and engaging. 

Story by Stephanie Flom and Heather McAdams Caldwell

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