Archive for Small Press Pittsburgh

12/17 3rd Annual Babyland Holiday Sale & Party @ 460 Melwood

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , on December 15, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS SATURDAY…

Karen Lillis will be slinging books at this.

 

12/4 Pittsburgh’s 4th Annual Holiday Book Sale @ Stephen Foster Community Center

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2016 by 6GPress

TOMORROW…

Join us for Pittsburgh’s 4TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOOK SALE!

Sunday December 4th
12-5pm
Stephen Foster Community Center
Free admission
Free parking
Confirmed vendors:
Karen’s Book Row/Small Press Pittsburgh
The Copacetic Comics Company
Amazing Books & Records
Mystery Lovers Bookshop
White Whale Bookstore
Book’Em (Pittsburgh’s Books To Prisoners)
More vendors TBA
Hosted by Karen’s Book Row (formerly Small Press Pittsburgh)

6/18 Freaky Flea & Offbeat Craft Fair @ Cattivo

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2016 by 6GPress

THIS SATURDAY…

Looking for stuff that’s a little out of the ordinary? This is the fair for you!

FREE FOR ATTENDEES!
BAR & KITCHEN WILL BE OPEN!
ENJOY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!
SCORE GENTLY USED AND NEW UNIQUE ITEMS!

-Clothing/shoes/accessories
(vintage/retro, drag, costumes, goth, punk, steampunk, medieval, fetish…and more!)
-Unique/handmade jewelry
-Rare/occult/horror themed books/movies
-Occult/horror themed games/toys/collectibles
-Underground music
-Offbeat/horror themed crafts
-Unusual handmade art/decor

Karen Lillis will be there slinging small press books, so make sure you buy all of them. Looking for specifically occult/horror-themed tales to tingle your mind & blow your spine? Check out the great Elwin Cotman’s collections The Jack Daniels Sessions EP Hard Times Blues!

UPDATE:

Karen says,

This Saturday from 4-8pm I’ll be selling books with my pop up bookstand in Lawrenceville at the FREAKY FLEA Market, held at Cattivo on 44th Street. I’ll be bringing the freakier end of my indie book collection, but let’s be honest, my collection doesn’t need to be tweaked that much. From edgy feminist fiction to addiction memoirs to dark poetry to saloon zines to urban speculative fiction to apocalyptic novels to queer sci fi to obsession stories to working class bohemian narratives, my bookseller’s taste runs left of center.

The Freaky Flea features all kinds of DIY vendors, selling vintage and handmade items. Admission is free, there will be live entertainment, and kitchen and bar will be open during the sale.
CATTIVO is at 146 44th Street, two blocks off Butler (toward the river).
The Facebook event page has some previews of what other vendors are bringing:

Hope to see you there! If you can’t come but you are in the market for a summer read, you can always let me know what kind of book you’re looking for. Small Press Roulette is always open, and I’m also adding some collectible items to my online store as well.

LATEST PUBLICATIONS

If you haven’t caught my latest bookstore memoir excerpts, please enjoy:

Susan Sontag Wants the Manager, Richard Hell Needs the Bathroom Key at LITHUB

A Clerk in the House of Poetry at THE BROOKLYN RAIL

Some People Who Led to My Self Publishing at CABILDO QUARTERLY (ask me for a paper copy of this great broadsheet if you want one)

Coming soon: The Uses of Sidewalks in Bookselling in KULCHUR Magazine (A new print mag out of Cleveland)

12/12 Babyland Holiday Sale & Party + Candy Cane Boys @ Copacetic

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 10, 2015 by 6GPress

THIS SATURDAY IN POLISH HILL…

Karen Lillis & Small Press Pittsburgh will be vending – hit them up!

ALSO…

12/6 Holiday Book Sale @ Stephen Foster Community Center

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2015 by 6GPress

THIS SUNDAY…

The Third Annual HOLIDAY BOOK SALE will feature some of Pittsburgh’s best indie book vendors. We’ll be selling new books, used books, art books, sale books, graphic novels, local publishers, bestsellers, and more.

Confirmed book vendors:
Amazing Books
Autumn House Press
Big Idea Bookstore
City Books
Copacetic Comics
Hanukkah Books & Gifts
Mystery Lovers Bookshop
Nine Stories Pittsburgh
& Small Press Pittsburgh

Sunday, December 6th
Stephen Foster Community Center
Main Street in Lawrenceville
12-5pm / Free admission to shoppers
Free parking
Franktuary food truck!!

 

7/19 Small Press Pittsburgh @ Polish Hill Arts Fest

Posted in Events with tags , , on July 13, 2015 by 6GPress

THIS SUNDAY, hear the food, eat the tunes, & hit up Karen Lillis & friends for all your small press needs…

 

 

12/7 Small Press Pittsburgh’s Second Annual Holiday Book Sale @ Stephen Foster Community Center

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2014 by 6GPress

THIS SUNDAY…

Stock up on stocking-stuffers from Copacetic Comics, The Big Idea, East End Book Exchange, Amazing Books, Mystery Lovers Bookshop, Autumn House Press, Braddock Avenue Books, Lilliput Review, Small Press Pittsburgh, &, of course, Six Gallery!

9/28 Necrofeels @ Smithfield Cemetery & Pittsburgh Zine Fair @ The Union Project

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2014 by 6GPress

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TODAY at 5pm, Jason Baldinger & John Menesini will perform poems for the living & the dead. If you can find “a large cross & a large shade tree overlooking Forbes Ave.” you can find them.

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Karen Lillis says,

The Small Press Pittsburgh bookstand will be at the Pittsburgh Zine Fair next Sunday Sept 28 from 2-8pm (Highland Park). Lots of new books, including a section of Feminist Fiction!

Other usual suspect vendors include Nate McDonough, Andy Scott, Natty Soltesz, Nils Balls, Copacetic Comics, & The Gourd.

& since the Zine Fair goes til 8, you don’t even need to choose between these two fine investments of your time.

UPDATE

To avoid driving all over the place looking for the necromancers:

corner of s. dallas and forbes in squill. Parking on aylesboro. there is really only one hill in smithfield and were reading at the top of it, big tree, big irish cross and a roundabout and you are in the right spot.

Small Press Roulette IndieGogo

Posted in Events with tags , , , on August 1, 2014 by 6GPress
Karen Lillis is doing an IndieGogo campaign for Small Press Roulette. Check it out!
Small Press Roulette brings you indie press surprises from the far corners of the literary underground!
  • Small Press Roulette is halfway to its IndieGogo goal after only 2 weeks!
  • I had a great trip to San Francisco last week! I did readings in Glen Park, the Mission, and downtown Oakland. I book scouted in Hayes Valley, the Mission, Glen Park, & at City Lights Bookstore. I’m back in Pittsburgh with a ton of new books, zines, and mini comics.
  • I’m headed to New York in a couple of weeks, for a reading at Mellow Pages small press library in Bushwick, Brooklyn!
  • Readers are raving about their Small Press Roulette packages. I’m hoping to keep getting the word out to wider circles. Please share if you are excited about Small Press Roulette! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/smallpress-roulette-author-bookseller-on-the-road

7/20 Small Press Pittsburgh @ Polish Hill Arts Festival

Posted in Events with tags , , , , on July 19, 2014 by 6GPress

TOMORROW, check out Karen Lillis’s Small Press Pittsburgh table at the Arts Festival for all your Six Gallery & other small press needs. I’ve been told by Daniel McCloskey that Cyberpunk Apocalypse will also have a table… & of course, as always, there will be fine food, music, art & so forth.

 

12/1 Holiday Book Sale & Soiree @ Belvedere’s

Posted in Events with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2013 by 6GPress

THIS SUNDAY:

Pittsburgh shoppers will have a great chance to shop local, shop indie for the book lovers on their holiday gift list. The Holiday Book Sale will feature some of Pittsburgh’s best bookstores, selling new books, used books, art books, photography books, graphic novels, small press books, bestsellers, books on sale, local authors, holiday cards, and more.


Confirmed book vendors so far:
Amazing Books
Copacetic Comics
East End Book Exchange
The Muse Stand
Mystery Lovers Bookshop
Spaces Corners
Small Press Pittsburgh (hosting)