Coffee Porter Release Party

Commonplace Coffeehouse in Squirrel Hill

Two of our favorite local businesses have teamed up and we couldn’t be more excited!  Come celebrate the union of East End Brewing and Squirrel Hill’s Commonplace Coffeehouse and the release of their offspring, the Coffee Porter – a Porter with Commonplace coffee.  Delicious!  Awesome!  Fun!  Yes! The Release Party is this Thursday (tomorrow), December […]

Wood-Fired Words

This Saturday, October 1st, UnSmoke ArtSpace presents: Wood-Fired Words, a literary event curated by Sherrie Flick of the Gist Street Reading Series. Please join us for an evening of fiction, art, music, books, and homemade pizza (an unbeatable combination)!! Featuring: a fiction reading by Josh Barkan, Into the Furnace writer-in-residence, live music by the Emily […]

Pop-Up Pittsburgh

In a previous post about the state of used bookstores in Pittsburgh, Lindsay mentioned the emergence of a new business model, the pop-up.  Pop-up businesses occupy a retail or cultural space for a short period – a day, a week, a month – close, and then reappear at a different location for an equally temporary […]

East End Book Exchange at Commonplace Coffee

Hey all, This is last minute, East End Book Exchange just confirmed their location for this weekend: We’ll be at Commonplace Coffee in Squirrel Hill (5827 Forbes Avenue, near Murray Ave). TOMORROW, Saturday, August 6th from 10am-4pm. Visit their website for more information: Buy some books, try some excellent coffee, help support two great […]

East End Book Exchange


Hey IheartPgh fans, I’m working on a great new project and I need your help!  Recently, Pittsburgh has suffered from a shortage of bookstores.  I’ve started the new East End Book Exchange hopefully to remedy all that! East End Book Exchange will debut at the Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District on Sunday, July […]