• Hours: T-S: 11-10; Su:12-9; Closed M
  • 40 W. North Ave
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15212
  • Phone: 412-435-1110
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City of Asylum creates a thriving community for writers, readers and neighbors. Its cultural center, Alphabet City, features cultural events, a unique restaurant and a bookstore showcasing literature in translation.

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  • ADA Accessible

City of Asylum
8 Reviews
Cultural Center

Latest Review


Sue T.
09/17/2019
Beautiful space and an even more beautiful mission. I had the privilege of being able to attend a workshop at Alphabet City. I was wowed beginning the...


Ellie K.
01/15/2020
This book store is quite lovely, and the decorations create a plush and intimate place to settle down with a book (and perhaps a drink) and relax a bit in...


Dezeree H.
12/15/2019
I enjoyed the book shop that had many books in translation that I haven't seen elsewhere. Definitely a unique contribution to Pittsburgh's book scene.