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Katie Pugh Reads Awesome Words at 2pm on May 9th

Katie Reads Awesome Words: A Fantastical Event

Katie Pugh wants to live in a world where everybody is a little mad.


As a writer extraordinaire, Katie’s work has been featured in the Pittsburgh City Paper, Gadchick, Every Day Fiction, Airplane Reading and Moon Magazine. She also frequently muses on her blog,

When she’s not putting words together in a fancy way, you can find her making visual art, playing with gadgets, cooking, reading and adventuring. There’s nothing she won’t try at least once.

During this event, Katie will be reading from and signing copies of her new poetry collection Pickled Miracles. She will also have copies of her YA novel, Cape and Dagger. Come on down and hear some awesome stuff.

Now With Added Plath…

One last finger puppet/ magnet for the store…just like the others, she’s only $6.


Swan Song -signed, illustrated edition

Only 650 copies of this edition were printed! This gorgeous, oversized hardcover comes carefully protected in a cloth-covered slipcase. We’ve also covered the jacket in mylar (hence that pesky reflection in the photo).


Illustrations by Charles Lang, including a full color frontis and black/ white interiors.

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And autographed by both the author and illustrator:


Please direct purchasing inquiries to Priced at $400, we’ll throw in free shipping and insurance on domestic orders. (And we’ll be happy to quote you an international shipping cost upon request)

Rubber Ducks part III – Son of the Return of the Night of the Ducks

Do we even need to explain? We sold a lot of ducks so Chris bought more. She’s an un-stoppable duck purchasing machine. These, and all our other ducks are $1 each.

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Notebooks for all kinds of writers

For the composer we offer this small music notebook featuring front and rear covers with all kinds of handy notation lists and music theory tables. $3

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For the aspiring Comic Book writer we have a notebook with story board pages, comic writing tips and a tear-out stencil page of word balloons and other helpful shapes. $6

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And for the curmudgeonly, the anti-social, the intensely private or just the caffeine-deprived this trio of little ruled notebooks will give you a place to write your thoughts while warning those around you to keep away. $6 for a complete set.


Big ideas, Little Thinkers.

We’ve added some new odds and ends to our gift selection at Rickert & Beagle Books including Little Thinker dolls and puppets! Full-sized dolls stand about one foot tall and cost $18. Finger puppets measure about 2″ and cost $6 each.

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Jane Austen

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Nikolai Tesla

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Miyamoto Musashi (originator of two-handed sword technique and author or The Book of Five RIngs)


Edgar Allen Poe – seen here with just a few of the Poe-themed gift items we carry!


Note the detachable raven on Poe’s shoulder!

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Noam Chomsky and Kurt Vonnegut finger puppets can also hang out on your fridge or another magnetic surface.

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