Awesome Books

5111 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224 [ map ]
Phone: 412-606-1220


Awesome Books is a cozy, funky bookstore offering thousands of new and used books in nearly every subject.

The store began in 2010 when another retailer offered artist Laura Jean McLaughlin and poet Bob Ziller 10,000 "awesome" second-hand books.

Awesome books is awesome even from the outside, as guests pass some cool original murals on its exterier before discovering the wonderful literary surprises inside --- including locally published books and periodicals.

The comfortable, welcoming environment often hosts literary and artistic events promoting local talent.

A second, downtown store, was opened in 2011.

Hours of operation

The store is open daily, Noon until dark. Call for more specific information.


On-street parking is available.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 71D - Hamilton
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