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One of the better selection of books in a used bookstore and the man at the counter could not have been nicer.

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Awesome place. Great selection and friendly staff.

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Hours of browsing material. They had free black and tans on Saturday night. Got a nice LP from the 70s for $13

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Great selection and service

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Saturday night beer and books are are a greet low key and fun activity when you’re feeling like getting out but not wanting to commit too hard. The staff and people who come through are so friendly and warm!

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Hands down the best used bookstore! Knowledgeable and friendly staff, with a wide selection of books - well organized. we love their beer and books events!

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Fabulous used book and vinyl record store. A variety of stock that is quite inspiring. Fabulous, engaged, and knowledgeable staff.

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Great price on books but they’re terrible at pricing any other media. $30 for a scratched Miles Davis LP that’s also missing a whole disc? Wack. Stick to books

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Love this store and the staff is great! We stop in often to sell our gently used or very rare books! We absolutely love this place!!

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It's a nice shop

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Found nice books to buy there and the owner was nice! :D

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Great owner, great music, friendly environment. It’s always a pleasure. Support the local bookstore owners. It is good for the soul and the mind. Did I mention that there is social gatherings on Thursday night every week? Come and support Amazing Books and Records. A great, warm and inviting experience.

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Great selection of books!

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Floor to ceiling shelving! Books galore! Free beer nights are super chill

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Tucked away, this is a small but pretty packed used bookstore. The guy on the desk was friendly and seemed to have a good rapport with the other customers so I think there's a lot of regulars. There's a selection of books and LP's in the store. Books are priced on the inside first page- of the ones I picked up, general fiction paperbacks were 12-13 which is a touch higher than other used bookstores I've been into however the books seemed in good condition which is great and you have to support your local bookstore!

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really quaint and smells just like an old bookstore should. they have a good collection of pittsburgh/local books as well as really cool records to flip through.

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A book store with grit, they have a large selection of both friction and non friction books. Also pretty decent foreign catalog.

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Nice small book shop. I found a few bargains. Friendly staff that know where things are...

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Staff working here are have a really passion and a good taste to great books. Being able to sell my books here convinces me that all those helped me during my academic journey will help others in the future.

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Very overpriced used books (typically only $2 less than list) and poorly organized with incorrect or missing section labels. Great selection and friendly staff though.

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This place has a vast array of books. If you go on Thursday or Saturday after a certain time the owners offer free beer or a non-alcoholic drink while you browse. If your looking for an older book, most likely they have it. They also have newer selections as well.

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Friendly bookshop with a good organized selection.

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Muy buena librería enviaron el libro en el menor tiempo posible y esta en perfecto estado, ¡recomendadismo!

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Great folks selling great books. I always find something neat that I never expected to find. Free beer night on Saturday nights are always a good time.

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Nice collection! Also really appreciate the staff was friendly and helpful :)

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Former employee, current customer... Eric, the owner, is a great guy and a genuine family man. It's a really pleasant bookstore with a pretty extensive selection in most categories.

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Visited both locations and had a most excellent experience at both. Good selection of books and vinyl at reasonable prices. I live out of town but I will return when I visit Pittsburgh again!

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Such a gem! There is something for everyone here, and the pure variety is such a joy. Loved the experience here and the staff was so friendly and helpful.

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As you enter your mind starts to ponder where the "treasures troves" are - books meant for *you* to find. Relaxation sets in - time ebbs into the background. You are now exploring in a boundless sea of possible worlds within arm's reach: all you have to do is start to read... And that is why whether for a few moments or for a few hours your mind deserves a stop at this shop!

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What a cool experience. Wide variety of books, owner is kind and helpful, and we got a great beer from @Liberty Pole brewery. Definitely recommend checking them out.

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A nice little book store with a decent selection of books

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Amazing Books and Records is aptly named. This is the sort of store where I can lose track of time. They carry a great mix of genres, and there is something for everyone!

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What a gem. It rewards the rummagers and repeat visitors. I like this location much better than the last one because it's bigger and there's not as much awkward bumping into other readers in the stacks.

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Amazing place. Lots of fascinating old books and records.

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Thursday and Saturday evenings they have a happy “hour” (from late evening to close) with a free beer. Very clear that these guys love books. Prices better than Amazon. Lots of literary fiction, biography, a good science fiction section, plus a few high-end items. They also buy books, and I found the prices offered very fair.

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Lovely staff, very kind and amiable. Lol, I meant amicable

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Nice little place fair prices when buying books not the best place to sell records too though

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The owner, whose name I’ve now forgotten, asked me what I was looking for, and hand picked books according to my verbalized need to feel all the feelings post breakup. I ended up buying “The Interrupted Life: The Diaries of Etty Hillesum” and I cried the first time I read it (and many subsequent times). This book holds such wisdom and I find myself coming back to this book time after time, having not yet finished, but rather, enjoying the process of growing together with Etty and the way her writing serves as a guiding light, taking me down into my own depths. Thank you so much for introducing me to a book you so thoughtfully picked out while I was in internal crisis mode, that I would never have found otherwise, and that will stay on my shelves infinitely longer than the pain of any breakup.

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Great customer service, friendly owner and staff, and always a great selection of used books and records. Example of how good of a literary city Pittsburgh is with the eclectic offerings passed on from other readers. Best used bookstore in Pittsburgh in my humble estimation.

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I've lost count of the amount of books I've picked up here. I find something every time I come in

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Adorable little book and record store. Small and kind of tucked away on the street so was definitely a good fine to stumble across walking downtown.

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Great selection of used books.

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First off-- the choices and selection are amazing, whether literature or music. You'll find something you're looking for guaranteed. The people who work there actually care and can help with what you're looking for, and aren't ever pushy or rude, usually good conversations. Always enough space (Sq Hill in particular) to walk around and people who visit are usually willing to strike up a good chat.

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Great store! So much fun, great selection!

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The Squirrel Hill shop may be newer and larger, but don't sleep on this one. Very good selection of books and always friendly staff.

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Delightful little used bookstore

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Fantastic selection and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Very friendly. Reasonable trade-ins and a lovely selection of books I wouldn't otherwise find.

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Great selection of books and records. Weekly beer and browse event is really cool too!

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support local

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Decent stock.

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Great bookstore! Very friendly people that really know books and their inventory. I did one of their packages where they send me 3 books based on my preferences and their picks were spot on. Their late-night hours are also fantastic!

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Kind and knowledgeable staff are there to help through the nice variety that they have. And they'll order books for you too! Wonderful place to visit.

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This takes me back to a good book store wich is unique nowadays.

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Great selection!

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Amazing!

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I didn’t purchase anything, but there’s a few records that I should’ve snagged. The place is packed with a ton of books. It’s just one of those places you have to check out.

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It's a very cute shop right downtown. I really liked the selection and the guy behind the counter was very friendly. I will definitely visit again

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Very friendly staff- we had a nice conversation. Great book store!

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Quiet please! Wonderful building, laid-back feel of this store offering books and vinyl! Plan to spend some time and enjoy the search for treasures!

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The atmosphere on Saturdays Nights is pretty nice. They are very kind when you need anything.

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Great selection of used books and super friendly staff.

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Great selection overall. Also interesting Judaica selection (better than the Judaica store) Nice and neat inside!

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I've always enjoyed this bookstore. Everytime I go in I find something new that I wasn't looking for. Their unique selection of books has always made it an enjoyable experience. The staff has always been very helpful and kind, would definitely recommend.

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Snagged an amazing comic there. Great friendly folks and good finds for pre-loved books.

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Top dollar prices for records in bottom dollar condition. Records aren’t even sleeved or clean in their records marked NM. Shame because they have some good records but they ruin them with their storage practices and the fact they place the pricing stickers on classic record covers that will definitely leave a residue. Not sure how they price the records and even more grade them but would never buy there.

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Vinyl is usually in terrible condition and over priced

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A fool and his money are soon parted must be their pricing philosophy on record lp's. Fairly common $5 records priced at $19.95 or even $50.Their condition isn't tops either. There are any number of local flea markets like Trader Jacks, Rossi's etc. Ebay is far cheaper, even with shipping. There are thrift stores galore and just about every other local record store seems like a thrift store in comparison. Used record lp's are not becoming an endangered species; you would think so based on their prices.

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Uber friendly staff and the BEST collection of vinyl I have ever laid my eyes upon. Can’t wait to return!!

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We stumbled on Amazing Books and Records on our way to dinner, and the only reason that I left was because we had reservations (we ended up being 15 minutes late). They don't just have a bunch of used books, they have have a bunch of GOOD used books. I can't count how many used bookstores that I've gone in that didn't have anything but old diet books and paperbacks you buy right before you get on a plane (not that there's anything wrong with that, mind you, we all like Jack Reacher). I found books I've never seen new, let alone used. We just took a quick glance at the records, and while it didn't seem to be a large selection of records it's definitely curated. You can tell that the owner really loves this stuff and is putting it out for other people to find. Just a great, great selection of really great stuff. If I lived in Pittsburgh I'd be here at least once a week.

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Wonderful! This is the locally owned, conscientious, thoughtfully curated book store we’ve been looking for. What a pleasure to shop here. Thank you!

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If you have not seen the new store on Forbes in Squirrel Hill you should check in out.

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Everything a local book store should be! The owner is knowledgeable and very kind. They have an awesome selection of used books and some cool rare and vintage books I had never heard of but fell in love with. Books and vinyls - what else could you ask for!?

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I went there in the fall after stumbling upon it with a friend. Very extensive collection and friendly staff. Generally very good vibes! Sure beats Amazon...

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Very nice collection of books

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Great!

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gently used books priced at retail rate. "kind of an unorganized mess"

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So happy to see this store open. It's always wonderful to walk in and find something

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It's great to find a REAL bookstore. Great selections and a real feel good place

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They do ask you to use hand sanitizer when you enter and also wear a mask, which to me is smart. I had a contactless checkout. There are soooo many books! If you can't find something to read in there, there's something wrong! Great place and the owner and other staff person were wonderful!Beatles were playing on the stereo! Perfect experience!

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What a wonderful bookstore! If you love books and records this is your place. If you're looking for something new or something used they have a great selection. Come in and get inspired.

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Great shop. Helpful staff. Fair prices. I felt safe walking in the area. Finding parking was difficult but it was worth the trouble.

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staff is very helpful and the prices are good

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I love this bookstore & have been shopping here ever since I moved to Pittsburgh in 2011.

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The courteous owner took his time to help me find the right books I was looking for, and seemed to be very knowledgeable in his trade. There's also an impressive selection of rare, "hard to find" and out-of-print books that make this store a must visit for any serious bibliophile.

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Thoughtful and perseverant will to give me advice and recommandations. Thank you!

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If you love books this place is exactly what you want from a book store. It's not Barnes & Noble, makes no attempt to be, and God willing will never try. The owner is friendly, helpful, and occasionally funny. There is a general subsectioning by genre or subject matter and mostly in order by author's last name, but the real beauty of this store is that it feels less like a store and more like a personal collection of well-loved books. While the old school laid back feel is ever present, the entire catalog is digitally inventoried, so if you'd rather snipe out the specific copy of your dreams they can quickly let you know if it's on hand or it would be better to check back next week. I prefer casually strolling the narrow isles and nudging one title aside to see what treasures lay in wait to those who care to peer. I've never felt pressured to purchase, yet rarely leave empty handed. A truly enjoyable experience every time.

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I just ordered their book subscription deal. Their store on Liberty was part of one of my first dates in Pittsburgh after my husband and I moved here. Great shop and would love to be able to go visit again.

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I just got a book subscription order from Amazing Books and Records for me, my husband and our two young children. The books arrived today and they are wonderful, especially the books for the kids! My daughter wanted me to read them immediately! I can't wait to start my books, too!

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They did an absolutely fabulous job of sending me curated books for a low price with brilliantly fast shipping. Highly recommend.

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Great browsing experience. Great selection and prices.

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I love the smell of books!

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Absolutely stellar! A gorgeous selection of vintage books and plenty of pre-loved vinyl. A comfortable, laid back vibe with something for everyone. GO. HERE.

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Levi herman is incredible! Got exactly what I needed! Thanks

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Wonderful shop! Extensive selection.Very friendly and helpful staff

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This is one of those amazing cultural and intellectual backstops that make the tapestry of Squirrel Hill so vibrant. It features a very well curated selection for any hungry mind.

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What an enjoyable experience.

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Great used bookstore with a fine selection of fiction and non-fiction books, for the size. I myself have bought several great used books here for a reasonable price. Staff is very friendly as well.

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Small bookstore. Kind of cool and gitchy. They can do a better job organizing their centerpiece... The vinyl collection.

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I love this place is a convenient little bookstore and it sits directly on the main drag

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Cool place. Good selection for books

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Friendly and helpful. Very nice selection.

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An interesting little book shop with a nice selection of vinyl records. Reasonable prices and efficient employees. Stop by for a good read!

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The fact that they don't pay their workers but the books are so expensive is insane.

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Truly an amazing bookstore. Staff is excellent, very helpful and knowledgeable. The store is very cozy and perfect for browsing and reading. And the selection is great! They always have something I absolutely need. One of my favorite bookstores ever.

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Good experience here, they bought my books although they could not take all of them

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If I lived in Pittsburgh, I would SO hang out here. What a great vibe!

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Bibliophile niece from out of town enjoyed browsing, added 2 valuable titles to her collection. Thanks as always, Eric!

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Nice little place with good used book prices and a decent selection.

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Always a great vibe and selection.

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The clerk there was very polite, duteous, honest, and patient. He went through about 14 45's and priced them all, I didn't get much cash, but that was fine. They have a large collection of books and LPs that I quickly browsed through. I do recommend, but if you want to sell an item for what YOU think it's value is, please use eBay

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Cassettes aee waaaaaayyyy over priced. Took me a couple months to get there because they are closed at the most convenient hours.

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Good place

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Downtown Pittsburgh's only bookstore is a wonderful gem of hidden treasures. A great place for new and used books, you're never quite sure what you may stumble upon there. Prices are great - I picked up a hardbound Robert Galbraith novel for $5 - and the selection is always changing. Their history and fiction selection is quite large for the space, and any fans will undoubtedly find something they'd like to take home with them. I do wish their non-fiction selection was a little larger at times, as it's heavy on the biographies and memoirs. They also usually try to feature some local Pittsburgh based books, for those of us who love to see how this city has changed over the years.

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Selection is limited and priced high for a used book store. Employees are nice.

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This store had a lot of pretty cool records, the guy who checked me out with the beard was super friendly and nice to have a conversation with. I got some harder to find records there which was great! I will definitely be returning in the near future! Thanks Amazing Books!

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Interesting selection of used books, neatly laid out. Very knowledegable staff. A pleasure to visit!

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Amazing Books is a treasure! I always find a stack of new books to take home! The staff and especially owner Eric are attentive and helpful. I am so grateful to have this store in our neighborhood and I live the Saturday night shopping hours and frequent parties! Do not miss the chance to visit often as there is always something new!

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There's a lot crammed into this little store. I just wish more of the stock could be displayed on shelves. I ended up having a delightful conversation with the owner before I left. I wish him all the best in life and business. Be sure to stop by and buy something to help him support his growing family. :)

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(Translated by Google) Always good readings, with good price. (Original) Siempre buenas lecturas, con buen precio.

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(Translated by Google) Always good reads, with a good price. (Original) Siempre buenas lecturas, con buen precio.

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Nice used bookstore

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Amazing store and an amazing owner. I brought my kids in the other night.

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The shop owner is incredibly friendly and helpful. Great experience.

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Truly my favorite bookstore

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Great little store with lots to look at and check it. Very friendly staff

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Amazing owner and super friendly staff, large collection of the right books. Prices are real low, great atmosphere for book reader

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The staff is very friendly and helpful. Great place to find some rare books.

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The staff are very friendly and helpfull the store is clean and the price are cheap

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Great friendly service and great selection of books.

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Very nice and friendly place !

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Tried to visit several times, closed each time. Looked great from the outside.

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If you work Downtown, It's a good place to break up the work day with lunch visit. Lots of interesting stuff, nice people.

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Always a great place for good books

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has great books at great prices come check it out!!!

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Great deals on used, softly used, semi-new and new books. My favorite bookstore in downtown Pittsburgh! Pleasant staff. Service is always friendly. I do wish they would expand the store, but it has a priceless cozy feel to it.

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Looks good through the windows and doors, but it isn't wheelchair accessible so I don't know for sure. :(

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One of the best small book stores in America. Superb curation. Helpful staff. Can’t wait to return.

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Nice book store with friendly and helpful staff. Not really big, so selection is limited, but we did find some good books at a fair price.

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Love the convenience of the downtown location! Always welcoming and helpful in my reading inquiries!

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A lovely old fashioned used bookstore and vinyl Emporium that is great for browsing.

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They had books and records. There wasn't anything really "amazing" about it. It was okay, but a little underwhelming.

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We, 2 parents & 2 kids, went to the Story Hour on Sunday. The owner and his young family were there, and they were super nice! The story teller was really good. Over the past year, the selection at the South Side location has gotten better and better. As we were checking out, I told the owner that my daughter was curious about Passover. He did an impromptu 10 minute talk to everyone in line, since we were all interested, about the upcoming holiday. It was a fantastic experience, as is every time we shop in the wonderful store!

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Fabulous bookstore. Ask about a book and it magically appears. Owner/staff helpful, friendly, knowledgeable... can I say enough good things about this place? In Pittsburgh downtown for a few days and wanted to find a really good bookstore to complete my tour of a great city and this was it. Go!