Independent Bookstore Day, 4/3/16

Join us on Saturday, April 30 when we celebrate Independent Bookstore Day from 12 noon -5 PM.

Jakob Posti will provide musical entertainment in the store on Saturday from 1-3 PM. His favorite book is Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Neitzsche and his musical influences are Eric Gale and Jerry Garcia. Jakob will attend Earlham College in the fall.


We have a new selection of gently used books that have been traded in over the last two weeks, including contemporary fiction, local history, and (affordable!) literary collectibles.

Clockwise from upper left: For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (Book of the Month Club issue, 1940); Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot (first edition, twenty-third printing, 1967); Hiroshima by John Hersey (first edition, first printing, 1946); Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand (first edition, first printing, 1957, ex-library).


Don’t forget Mother’s Day is May 8. Candles from the Banned Books Collection will be $2.00 off in honor of Independent Bookstore Day. Shop early and save.

Designed and poured in Pittsburgh, North Ave Candles started in Amanda’s home on the Northside shortly after her daughter was born. What originally began as an idea for homemade Christmas presents turned into a nationwide business that helps support her family and keeps money in the Pittsburgh economy. We are proud to partner with Amanda and North Ave Candles to bring high-quality, literary, and eco-friendly candles to City Books customers.


Also, Saturday is the final day to enter the Garrison Keillor ticket giveaway for his SOLD OUT show on May 15 at 3:30 PM at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts. No purchase necessary. The winner need not be present to win.