Posts Tagged: Pittsburgh
Although Brooklyn stalwart BookCourt is sadly set to close at the end of the year, Modern Lovers author and former BookCourt employee Emma Straub plans to open a new shop in the the neighborhood. Books Are Magic, as the shop will be called, will be 1,500 square feet and hopes to open by April....more
The Oakmont Carnegie Library outside of Pittsburgh hosted Booktoberfest, a celebration of books and Bavarian beer. The event not only merged the two great pastimes of reading and drinking, but also helped raise $9,000 for the library....more
[The] Bats were a fine little band, a unique assemblage of diverse strengths and quirks, anchored by one of the most rock-solid drummers ever to grace the Pittsburgh scene, and hampered only by the weakness of their goofball frontman.
That’s a quote from Michael Chabon, novelist, screenwriter, and “goofball frontman” of 80’s Pittsburgh punk band, the Bats....more
“According to the Post-Gazette article, writers are realizing how great Pittsburgh is, and moving there en-masse.
“Of course, the article makes clear, it’s not about the money (there is not much)—it’s about being able to attend Encyclopedia Destructica’s weekly ‘binding parties,’ where tomes are produced ‘with a zine attitude and a book aesthetic.’
“Or stumbling upon Dirty Poet’s ‘publications,’ all of which are written on lampposts around town....more