Welcome to Caliban Book Shop, Pittsburgh

We buy, sell, and appraise books, autographs, photographs, printed material, and original art. We carry everything from quality paperback fiction, poetry and philosophy, to scholarly books in many fields, to rare books dating back to the 16th Century. Read More

About Us & News

ABOUT US

Caliban Book 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.  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 new & used LPs and CDs. Need directions?

Our warehouse is located about four miles to the east in Wilkinsburg and contains approximately 150,000 books, including everything we list online. Questions regarding items found online should be directed to (412) 242-9040 or info@calibanbooks.com. We occasionally can host visitors at the warehouse, by appointment.

NEWS

August 14, 2018. Lots of new arrivals in Italian or printed in Italy, including a lovely Psalter from 1566, editions of Aristotle (actually these were printed in Lyons) from 1579 and 1601, much on Christianity in Italian including some very rare items that can't be found on the market anywhere, nor in institutions. Go to our New Arrivals page to see 'em. Grazie!