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

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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

December 4, 2018. We just issued our latest E-List for December, 45 items including Spanish history and literature, Americana, handwritten material, ephemera, plays and theatre, all priced considerably below what the market can bear. Lots of new arrivals at the shop for the Season, gifty things, first editions, leatherbound and more. Buying one of your favorite books for one of your favorite people is more personal and loving than money, booze or clothing. It says: I want to share something of my true self with you.