“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn't carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.” 

Stephen King

A Special Announcement for all Stephen King Ticket Holders!

The big night is almost here!  Congratulations and thank you for standing in line for hours and for traveling from near and far, all to show your love for this incredible author.  Here are some important things to know for the event:

1.  Do not show up at the event without a ticket!  No tickets will be available the night of the event.  An original ticket, purchased at the Penguin Bookshop on April 17th, is the only form of entry we will accept.

2.  The entrance into the event will be marked with balloons.  We will also have Penguin Bookshop team members outside directing our guests.

3.  Doors will open at approximately 6:15pm.  No one is permitted to be on campus until 6:00PM.

4.  We will hole-punch your ticket upon entry into the auditorium.  NO RE-ENTRY IS ALLOWED.  Hold onto your ticket during the event -- you will need it at the end of the event to receive your book!

5.  Consider parking in the Sewickley Village and walking to Sewickley Academy (SA).  There is very limited parking at SA.  Most available parking will be residential street parking around the school.  You might consider having dinner in the village and then walking to SA.  It is about 1 mile from town.

6. No photographs are allowed during the event.  When Mr. King walks out onto the stage, we will allow photos.  After that time, no photos, including cell phone photos, will be allowed.

7.  There is no food or drink allowed into the auditorium.

8.  Hold onto your ticket during the event -- you will need it to pick up your copy of END OF WATCH at the end of the event.  We will have several tables set up as you exit the auditorium where we will distribute books. We will hole-punch your ticket a 2nd time and then hand you your book.  All signed books will be mixed in with the unsigned.  Penguin Bookshop team members will NOT know if they are handing you a signed book or not.  Your place in line has NO BEARING on your chances of receiving a signed book.  The first person in line has the same chance as the last person in line to receive a signed book.  

Have fun!


Penguin Bookshop 
"An Evening With
Stephen King"
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 7:00PM
Penguin Bookshop hosts....
The Pittsburgh NAIBA Social (New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association)
June 14, 2016 6:00PM
If you are a bookseller or part of the Greater Pittsburgh's literary community, please call the bookshop for more details.

Special Guest....
Sara Shepard, author of Pretty Little Liars
June 22, 2016 

meet author ....
Mary Hogan

The Woman In the Photo

Mary Hogan expertly uses the tragic story of the Johnstown Food as background for a fascinating tale of two women, generations apart, who defy expectations to find their own paths to happiness and purpose. Awash in historical detail, this book is a real page-turner.
Please call the Penguin Bookshop to RSVP
June 23, 2016 6:30PM
The Penguin Bookshop Writers Series
continues with...
Dorit Sasson
author of 
Accidental Soldier: A Memoir of Service & Sacrifice in the Israel Defense Forces

Sasson’s memoir, (She Writes Press, 2016), is the story of how she dropped out of college and volunteered for the Israel Defense Forces in an effort to change her life — and how, in stepping out of her comfort zone and into a war zone, she discovered courage and faith she didn’t know she was capable of. Sasson is transparent about sharing her vulnerable journey of combining motherhood, writing, and blogging and promotion over at her website, “Giving Voice to Your Story.”

 Giving Voice to Your Story was named one of Top 100 Websites for Writers by The Write Life in 2016.

Please call the Penguin Bookshop to RSVP

Spring/Summer Store Hours:

Monday- Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
with Miss Stef will resume in September!!

See you on Tuesdays in the fall.
Middle Grade Student (ages 9-42)

Miss Stef will begin on June 22nd, 4-5PM
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library
by Chris Grabenstein

Book-themed discussions, activities, & treats!

Please call the Penguin Bookshop to RSVP
Adult Bestsellers for May
Bonjour Kale 
by Kristen Beddard


Rust Belt Boys
by Paul Hertneky

Last Mile 
by David Baldacci

Free Days With George
by Colin Campbell
Childrens Bestsellers for May

by Jesse Andrews

by Jesse Andrews

Trials of Apollo, Book One
by Rick Riordan

Last Boy and Girl In The World
by Siobhan Vivian
What We're 
(and loving)...
Before  The Fall
by Noah Hawley
"One of the year's best suspense novels..." Janet Maslin, New York Times
At the ABA's Winter Institute in January, this book was the book everyone was talking about.  And it does deliver, with great writing, suspenseful plotting, characters you care about,  and twists and turns that keep the pages turning!!  A great summer read.

You Belong Here
by M.H. Clark
I had a chance to meet M.H. in Chicago this past month; her new book, which was released in

June, is one of the most beautifully illustrated books I've seen in a long time. "The stars belong in the deep night sky, and the moon belongs there, too, and the winds belong in each place they blow by, and I belong here with you." So begins this classic bedtime book, richly illustrated by award-winning artist Isabelle Arsenault. The pages journey around the world, observing plants and animals everywhere, and reminding children that they are right where they belong.

Heat & Light
by Jennifer Haigh
Heat & Light takes place in a fictional small western PA town that almost disappeared when the coal mines closed. When gas companies come into the area to begin fracking the Marcellus Shale deposit, Haigh delves into the complexity of the fracking debate by telling the town's story through a variety of residents and members of the gas company team who come to live there.  Through her masterful storytelling, the complexity of the issue and the interconnectedness of the community become apparent, not just in the Bakerton of the book, but also by what can be extrapolated into real life. 

Everybody's Fool
by Richard Russo
Russo had me laughing out loud many times over while reading his thoroughly entertaining book. Bath, New York's hapless Chief of Police, Douglas Raymer, suffers more from a complete lack of confidence and self-esteem than from any true inability to do his job.  When multiple situations converge to make for one very bad day, Raymer's alter ego, "Dougie", emerges and enables Raymer to discover his inner strength and policing prowess.  A down-in-the-dumps upstate New York town, and plenty of colorful characters round out this fun and page-turning story - a perfect summer read!

Trials of Apollo, Book One: The Hidden Oracle
by Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan’s newest addition to his mythology universe is, in a word, brilliant. The Hidden Oracle feels like a return to the original Percy Jackson series with its single narrator and plethora of laugh-out-loud jokes, without falling into the trap of being formulaic or repetitive. The narrator himself, a freshly mortal Apollo, is a delightful collection of temporal anachronisms (perfectly expected when one approaches their third millennia of existence), godly narcissism, and surprisingly biting social commentary. Apollo is saddled with a series of interconnected, increasingly difficult problems: he’s mortal, he’s bound to the service of an odd little girl, the Oracle of Delphi is still nonfunctional, and (of course!) the world is on the brink of inevitable destruction. Apollo’s sense of divine entitlement melts away as he desperately tries to solve these mounting problems, and as he spends time with the book’s diverse supporting cast - a significant number of whom are familiar faces to readers of his first two series. Apollo may be trapped in his mortal state as a punishment, but as his adventure unfolds, he learns the inherent value in what it is to be truly human. 


Penguin Evening Readers

June 30th, 7PM

 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 
by Caitlin Doughty

Penguin Evening  Readers receive special discounts on all bookclub books.
 Newcomers are  always welcome!  

Notable Future Releases...

June 7, 2016

Stephen King's
End of Watch

July 12, 2016

Chris Colfer's
Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey

July 31, 2016

J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II

September 13, 2016

Bill O'Reilly's
Killing The Rising Sun

Pre-Order online or in store
3rd Annual Summer Reading Challenge!
Stop in starting June 20th to sign up.  All ages are welcome to participate!  
We track your reading, you write reviews, you get stickers...and fun surprises!  We're takin' it old school with this one, folks...

"Where's Waldo"
Starts July 1st and runs to July 29th.
Stop in starting July 1 and pick up your passport, then hunt around the village for Waldo!


Book review by
Emma Smith
(middle school student)

The Transatlantic Conspiracy
by G.D. Falksen
(June 14th, 2016 from Soho Teen)


Rosalind's father is back at it with his inventions. This time it is an underwater train (Transatlantic Express) that goes from Germany to America. And Rosalind has first class tickets for her & her best friend, Cicely de Vere. But once Rosalind & Cicely de Vere get on the train, things take a weird turn. Cicely's brother, Charles, disappears & right after Rosalind meets Cicely's friend Aliz van Hessen, a murder takes place. Not just to anyone, but to Cicely & her housemaid, Doris. Now Rosalind is starting to wonder about the background of the railroad her father designed.
I recommend this book for anyone who like a good mystery. The author, G.D. Falksen, put many twists and turns in the story.

I had a hard time putting tit down. It even helped me get through P.S.S.A testing. I would suggest this book for kids in grades fifth through seventh because of how fast and engaging of a read it is.

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