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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.


PET THE CHICK (with Rent The Chicken) 5/21

Urban chicken ownership is here, and Rent The Chicken will be on hand for two hours to talk about their various programs, answer your questions about everything from fresh eggs to hatching chicks, and (most importantly) to give you a chance to meet real live baby chicks and a full-grown chicken!

Please bring your kids, your neighbors, and your neighbors kids. It’s like we’ll have a one-day petting zoo at Rickert & Beagle Books!

2pm to 4pm on Saturday 5/21


Indie Bookstore Day

Saturday, April 20th


20% off all used books

chance to win a prize at check out

Can’t visit in person? Call us during business hours and shop by phone!


Let Your Light Shine!

Loads of new candles from North Ave Candles  are now in stock!


Amortentia – the most powerful love potion in the world, smells different to each person who encounters it. These candles feature three layers of good smells, corresponding to what Hermione Granger and Harry Potter each thought of when they smelled it for the first time. $18.



Burn candles, not books! These five candles were created to celebrate famously banned and challenged books. Clockwork Orange (clove and orange), Catcher in the Rye (bourbon and tobacco flower), Alice in Wonderland (white tea and rose), The Great Gatsby (gin, juniper and daisy) and Fahrenheit 451 (parchment and smoked pine) $22.



Black skulls (black raspberry) or Red (orange and chili pepper) each come in a re-usable and sinister glass jar. $20.



These candles smell like old books! Each jar is decorated with genuine old-book pages and a luminary cut-out. $12.



Frankinscense candles and Frankenstein’s Bunny. Buy just the candle for $20 or get a candle + bunny for $35. A collaboration between North Ave Candles and Rickert & Beagle Books



Elm Street candles will haunt your dreams until ShadowBunny comes along to eat the nightmares up! Buy just the candle for $20 or get a candle + bunny for $35. A collaboration between North Ave Candles and Rickert & Beagle Books


There’s no where to run! Embrace the impending madness with this Sea Mist OF DOOM! candle and the Old God of the little forest animals: B’nnthulhu. Buy just the candle for $20 or get a candle + bunny for $35. A collaboration between North Ave Candles and Rickert & Beagle Books

A special deal for Evelyn Pryce fans!

We’ll have copies of The Thirteenth Earl and A Man Above Reproach at the signing this weekend, but in honor of  the long, weird friendship of owner Chris Rickert and author Evelyn Pryce we’ve got a little something special for you.

Starting now and ending at the conclusion of Saturday’s signing we’ll be offering a special gift pack to our customers. For $20 you can get a copy of The Thirteenth Earl, a Rickert & Beagle Books mug and a set of limited-edition Evelyn Pryce pins.  (Retail value of this package is $26)


And for fans who have some catching up to do we’ll give you the entire package above PLUS a copy of A Man Above Reproach for $30 (Retail value $39)


All books can be signed by the author if you’d like to pick them up after the event. We can also ship signed books and gift packages anywhere in the US ($3 for a book, $5 for a gift set).

Books can be purchased in three ways:

-Come to the store and pay for your set (you can leave it here for the signing if you want to!)

-email and request an invoice for the books/ sets you want. Invoices will be sent via PayPal.

-use the handy-dandy “buy” button on the Rickert & Beagle Books facebook page to make your purchase.

And remember, this offer is only good until 4pm on Saturday!

The Thirteenth Earl by Evelyn Pryce – 3/26 at 2pm


Join Evelyn Pryce for her (first ever!) signing, of her new book The Thirteenth Earl.

You can find the description here:

Fun asides to be announced as we get closer to the event. There will be cupcakes. There will ALWAYS be cupcakes. There will also be a dramatic (?) reading of scenes from the book and other shenanigans, because that’s what happens when old friends like Evelyn and Chris Rickert get together!

Copies of Evelyn’s books and a limited number of audio copies will be for sale at the event.