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City Books is proud to partner with PCTV21 on a new project called Shelf Life, a book show about Pittsburgh authors and topics relevant to western Pennsylvania and the tri-state region. Hosted by Arlan Hess and directed & produced by Carl Cimini, Shelf Life’s mission is to explore issues related to poets and writers, support dialogue between writers and audiences, and increase literacy across ages and genres. Most of the guests have appeared, or will appear, at City Books where their titles are available for sale. Now in its third season, episodes drop once a month on the City Books website and on PCTV21’s YouTube channel.

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