For book lovers, discovering an excellent bookstore is a magical and exciting experience. For locals and visitors alike, Pittsburgh has wonderful and diverse bookstores throughout the city. Whether you are looking for a new bestseller, a classic, or the perfect coffee table book, you are sure to find something at each of these Pittsburgh bookstores.


Wildcard is a locally-owned bookstore and gift shop in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The shop focuses on handmade gifts, artisan crafts, books galore. It is an excellent place for holiday shopping as it is sure to have something for everyone.

White Whale Bookstore

This beautiful, modern bookstore is the place to find popular books, new releases, and classic novels. Also home to a coffee shop, the White Whale Bookstore is a neighborhood favorite.

The Copacetic Comics Company

This quaint bookstore just northeast of The Strip District has a diverse and unique collection of comics and books. The staff is known to be helpful in recommending the perfect read.

City Books

This charming neighborhood bookstore in the North Side has a vast collection of new and old books, including collectibles. They have a focus on customer service and community, hosting events and book clubs.

The Tiny Bookstore

The Tiny Bookstore in North Hills is, as the name suggests, tiny. However, what they lack in square footage, they make up for in charm. They have a thoughtful selection for children as well as new releases and bargain books.

Caliban Book Shop

Caliban is an eclectic neighborhood bookstore specializing in rare and unique books. Located in the Oakland area, this quaint bookshop is home to nearly 40,000 titles of new and used books.

Amazing Books & Records

Amazing Books and Records is a classic bookstore and record shop in one. There are two locations in the city with vast selections of books and vinyl records.