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Enter a Realm of Horror…

We’re headed to Horror Realm! (

The store will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but there will be no trader present. We can’t let you leave books for the trader, there’s just no space! BUT Chris will be in Monday-Saturday this upcoming week for your book donations and trades!

In the meantime our mugs, hand-bound notebooks, wacky postcards and pins and a selection of our finest wierdery will be on display (and for sale!) at Horror Realm along with Chris’ handmade monsters, jewelry and bags.

See you in the Dealer’s Room!



Happy Martin Luther King day!

We’re going to be closed on Monday, January 16th. Normal hours resume on Tuesday, January 17th

While we know that most people don’t get to take Monday off, we encourage all our customers to take a moment to listen to or read one of Dr King’s speeches (maybe one of the less well known ones). Before and after the holiday, stop in and peruse our collection of writings by and about other Black trailblazers and activists, our collections on racial relations in the US, on slavery, on civil rights and on political movements. It’s a great time to better understand the past and make plans to better our country’s future.


“A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.”

-MLK, 1967


3 Day SALE!

Friday 10 – 7

Saturday 10 – 7

Sunday 10 – 6 (special hours for the sale!)

Help us clear space and thin our shelves before inventory. Thousands of books will be 10-30% off!

The only books that WON’T be on sale are our mass market paperbacks (still only $10 for 10 books) our new book stock, and our Rare Books case. Everything else is on sale!

See you this weekend!


NaNoWriMo Go!

If you don’t know about NaNoWriMo, click here.

If you are working on a novel this year, we’re happy to say you’re not in it alone.  Check our Instagram for daily posts on books for writers. If you’re looking for a place to host a write-in event, feel free to contact us to schedule one during regular store hours.

And if you’re in the store and Chris isn’t making ornaments or moving books around, she’s working on her own NaNoWriMo novel, a mystery about a craft store owner trying to solve the murder of an obnoxious bookstore owner…


We’ll happily bribe you to follow us on Instagram

Not only do we post photos of books-for-sale almost every day, you can call or message us to hold a book you want to buy, or to have a book shipped to you.

If that sounds appealing (or if you just like free stuff) head over to:

and “follow” us. On Halloween we’ll give three new followers and three old followers prizes, and if you don’t live in Pittsburgh we’ll even ship them to you (as long as you live in the US).



Norse Mythology pre-orders are now open!

We are are now taking pre-orders for Neil Gaiman’s February 7th, 2017 release of Norse Mythology. Pre-orders must be paid for in advance but come with some fantastic bonuses! You can contact us to be emailed an PayPal invoice, or you can stop in and pre-pay in person. (email or call 412-344-7444) 
For the $25.95 cover price of the book you will get:
-Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
-A Rickert & Beagle Books bookplate signed by Neil Gaiman
-A limited edition, hand-made, lace bookmark created by Chris Rickert just for this promotion.
-A discount on your used book purchases the day you pick up your copy of Norse Mythology.

Every book lover’s Fantasy!

We took in over 1000 Sci-Fi & Fantasy titles (and a smattering of Horror and Military Thrillers) yesterday. While there are far too many books to photograph each one, we have been trying to document notable parts of the collection while we sort. Today we’re tackling the fantasy novels, and here are some of the highlights. (These books are all $2 each, $5 for 3 or $10 for 10)

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Happy National Book Lover’s Day!

To be honest, we were too busy selling and reading books to remember. But thanks to the fast paced world of modern technology, we can still do something special for all the book lovers out there:

Buy any used book(s) in the store, mention National Book Lover’s Day, get 10% off and a few little goodies.

Buy any used book online: and send us a message with your order that mentions National Book Lover’s Day and we’ll send a goodie bag with your order!




New Featured Sections

From time to time we want to tell everyone how much cool stuff we’ve acquired in a specific section, so check this link periodically for updates!

Meet Brian Keene on July 30th!

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A master of Horror is coming to Rickert & Beagle Books! Join us on July 30th at 2pm for a reading and Q&A with Brian Keene as he tours in support of his new books Pressure and The Complex.

Because of the crowd size we are expecting, and because we want to make sure Rickert & Beagle Books customers get all their books signed, we’ve designated this as a “Ticketed Event”.  Tickets are FREE, and you will not need one to attend the reading/ Q&A portion of the event. If you want to get books signed, here’s what you need to know:

Buy the book being promoted, get a signing ticket.


Make any book purchase during the event, get a signing ticket.

You are welcome to have any books (including those you brought from home) signed, as long as you have a signing ticket.

The reading and discussion/ Q&A portions of the event do not require a ticket.

Tickets can not be replaced if lost, please hold on to yours and remember to bring it with you the day of the book signing!

As of right now we have ample copies of Pressure, and we are working to get The Complex and other Keene titles in stock as soon as possible. If there is a specific title you’d like us to order for you, just let us know.

All questions can be directed to Chris via: or at the store (412) 344-7444.