Nine Stories Bookstore Starts New Chapter in Lawrenceville
Following Lawrenceville’s resurgence of cultural hot spots and local business, the town has quickly become a prime location for shops and cafes.
A notable, recent addition to the neighborhood is Nine Stories bookstore–a locally owned shop stacked with unique selections of new and gently used novels, comics, and more.
Nine Stories creatively takes its name from the collection of J.D Salinger short stories.
The store was the dream of husband and wife, John Shortino and Allison Mosher. They moved to Pittsburgh with the hopes of one day opening their own bookstore.
After several successful pop-ups around the city, and most notably, Lawrenceville’s Wildcard, the partners were able to make it a reality.
The bookstore opened its doors on October 1st. Offering up a wide variety of new and used books, everything on the shelves has been personally handpicked by John and Allison.
Both are passionate about what they choose, and they’re able to offer personalized literary knowledge everyone that comes through their door. The bookstore is like that great close friend who always has the perfect recommendation.
In addition to fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children’s books: the store also holds a small section of comic books and “Bargain Books” – a shelf full of used novels for only $1!
Extra goodies on the shelves include notebooks, literary-themed tote bags, and even scented candles themed after classic novels.
Located in Upper Lawrenceville, the space is connected to local coffee shop, Caffe D’Amore, so guests can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while they peruse John and Allison’s collection!
When approached by Caffe D’Amore’s owner, Sarah Walsh, John and Allison said they knew it was “the perfect fit.” The warm atmosphere invites guests to hang out at the cafe or the bookstore for as long as they like.
John and Allison also accept used books for sell or trade, and welcome the community to bring their recommendations!
Drop off your used books, pick up new stories to read, or hang out for a bit in Lawrenceville’s nostalgic nook.
For more info and updates, be sure to check out Nine Stories‘ website.