410 South Craig Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213 - mail orders: 412-242-9040 - shop: 412-681-9111 - info@calibanbooks.com


Welcome to Caliban Book Shop, Western Pennsylvania's premier source for quality used and rare books. We buy, sell, and appraise books, autographs, photographs, printed material, and original art. We have a robust online business as well as a thriving open shop in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. In our store, you'll find a great selection of reasonably priced hardbacks and paperbacks in all fields for readers, collectors, and the intellectually curious. We also sell a choice assortment of indie books and zines by local authors. Housed within the shop is the music store Desolation Row, specializing in indie, folk, jazz, Americana, and blues in a select mix of LPs and CDs. Our online offerings feature many rare, unusual and obscure items. So, stomp on your K**dle and indulge in the tangible and tactile pleasures of real books.

Our shop is located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh at 410 S. Craig St., and our hours are Monday-Saturday 10am - 5:30pm ('til 8pm on most Thursdays), Sundays 12pm - 5:30pm. Call ahead if you have questions about hours, books in stock, our purchasing policies, etc. (412) 681-9111. Need directions?

Our warehouse is located about five miles to the east in Wilkinsburg and contains approximately 150,000 books. All of our online and mail order services take place from this location and all of the books we list can be found there. Questions regarding books found on this site or possible visits to the warehouse should be directed to (412) 242-9040. Calls on Monday-Friday, from 10am-5pm please, and we also respond quickly to emails (info@calibanbooks.com). If you are local, we can certainly bring items of interest from the warehouse to the shop in Oakland.

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