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 15th from 6 - 10pm at Commonplace Coffeehouse in Squirrel Hill.  Tickets are $22 and get you a taster of the Porter, as well as a  gift bottle … [Read more...]

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 Pinkerton Trio, paintings by John Fleenor, the East End Book Exchange, Pittsburgh's pop-up used bookstore, and pizza from the … [Read more...]

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 engagement.  Pop-up business have taken off in cities around the US (you can read a serial pop-up entrepreneur in Denver on BlogLocal's website).  Now Pittsburgh seems to be awakening to … [Read more...]

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 local businesses!! … [Read more...]

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 31st, 10am-4pm Browse and buy from a great selection of fiction and nonfiction Exchange your used books for store credit Come down on the 31st and help support … [Read more...]