City of Asylum creates a just community for writers, readers, and neighbors. We provide sanctuary to endangered literary writers, so that they can continue to write and their voices are not silenced. We offer a broad range of literary programs in a variety of community settings to encourage cross-cultural exchange. We anchor neighborhood economic development by transforming blighted properties into homes for these programs and energizing public spaces through public art with text-based components.
City of Asylum Bookstore is located at 40 W. North Avenue on Pittsburgh's North Side. Open daily from 12-6pm.