Founded in 1984, City Books is a small, friendly shop with an emphasis on both old-world charm & modern customer service. Located in the heart of the Old Allegheny Historic District, the used bookshop features great lighting, a gender-neutral bathroom, free Wi-Fi, and soft jazz. The shop is conveniently located within walking distance of Pittsburgh’s premier destinations, including The Andy Warhol Museum, Mattress Factory, National Aviary, Carnegie Science Center, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Stage AE, PNC Park, Heinz Field, and Rivers Casino. Readers are welcome to take a quick peek or enjoy a long afternoon browse.
Business hours are Wednesdays-Sundays 11 AM – 5 PM. Tuesdays by appointment only. We are closed on Mondays.
For the time being, properly worn masks are required. We have installed an Austin Air Filter (Medical Grade HEPA technology proven to remove up to 95% of all airborne contaminants as small as 0.1 microns). When weather permits, we will keep our front doors open during business hours. Online shopping with a pick-up option will remain permanent features of our business plan.
We continue to sell new books online through our Bookshop virtual storefront and used books via Instagram (@citybookspgh) with curbside pick or Media Mail delivery. For City Books branded merchandise and books by local writers, please visit our Shop Small page on this website.