Customers looking for used bookstores in Pittsburgh to purchase books, find gifts, maintain or build a personal library or maybe just those looking to sell a book can visit these best used bookstores in/around the city.

Amazing Books
929 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-1899

Amazing Books has two great locations- Squirrel Hill and Downtown. They supply a great selection of both used and new books that showcase local independent authors and poets. They have antique and rare books, including first editions and some are even signed by the author. The vast majority of books that are in print can be specially ordered. They buy quality used books and collections in exchange for cash or store credit. They are open everyday of the week except Saturday and Monday. The staff is courteous, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

Photo Credit: Diane Straka

Caliban Book Shop
410 S. Craig St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
(412) 681-9111

Caliban Book Shop is a resource for quality used and rare books. They buy, sell and appraise books, autographs, photographs, printed material and online art. They have an online business with the shop in Oakland. They are open seven days a week and request phone calls on hours, books in stock or purchasing policies. Their warehouse is located just five miles down the road in Wilkinsburg and stores 150,000 books to serve the mail and online orders. Items of interest can be delivered from the warehouse to the store for any interested customers that cannot find their selection at the shop.

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The Big Idea Bookstore
4812 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 687-4323

The Big Idea Bookstore is a radical bookstore that started in 2001. They have a wide selection of multicultural literature to compliment these ideals. They have used books, new books, pins, patches, notebooks, greeting cards and zines. Check out the buzz, visit the cafe, use the free Wifi and check out the calendar of events.

The Copacetic Comics Company
3138 Dobson St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 251-5451

The Copacetic Comics Company offers a selection of new and used books, comics, films and music. The new and used book selection allows the company to offer a wider range of materials at lower prices. They do maintain their comic book selection as well, as their value and defined evolution of comics is defined in their mission statement. They are open seven days a week and are located in the Polish Hill area after relocating from Ashbury Place.

Photo Credit: Diane Straka

East End Book Exchange (EEBX)
4754 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(412) 224-2847

East End Book Exchange (EEBX) is a general interest used bookstore in the Bloomfield area. The EEBX started as a pop-up bookstore in community space or local businesses in different areas of the East End on the weekends before opening at their location in 2011. Founded on two simple ideas of love of books and love of Pittsburgh, their mission is to connect book lovers and books. They are also a member of the Online Booksellers’ Association. They are open six days a week and closed on Mondays.

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