Support local writers at holiday book events

The Heinz History Center is conducting its Annual Book Fair on Saturday December 4. A cornucopia of books on local history will be available, and some of the authors will be on hand to sign your copies! From the event page —

Visitors will have the chance to purchase signed copies of books and mingle with dozens of local authors, including Art Rooney, Jr.; Kelly Mazeroski, Bill Mazeroski’s daughter-in-law; Rob Rogers; Dr. James Adovasio; Jim O’Brien; Eleanor Schano; Gwyn Cready; and many more of your favorites.

Bonus! Polish Hill Remembered will be available at this event. For a full list of authors appearances, please check the event page on the Heinz History Center site.

9th Annual History Center Holiday Book Fair
Senator John Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street | Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Saturday, Dec. 4
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Keeping with the book-giving spirit, Polish Hill’s Copacetic Comics has released its Christmas 2010 catalog, packed with illustrated goodness for enthusiasts of any age. Copacetic has a satellite presence at the Toonseum, located at 945 Liberty Avenue in the cultural district. An added incentive for going to the Polish Hill headquarters is FREE GIFT WRAPPING! Take a peek at the offers in their online catalog.

Copacetic Comics
3138 Dobson St.
Mon – Thurs: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Need some recommendations for small press? Karen Lillis, over at KAREN THE SMALL PRESS LIBRARIAN, has posted several helpful reviews for the small press minded gift giver. You can view the collected posts at the link. Email Karen at if you are involved with the small press (or are a small-press minded librarian) and would like to contribute.