Bookish Tourist: White Whale Bookstore

During our delightful trip to Pittsburgh, we experienced several culinary delights (Primanti Brothers: that life-changing burger, Apteka: absolutely amazing vegan Polish cuisine, Prantl Bakery: burnt almond torte) and some literary ones, too.

After visiting the wonderful Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we made our way to the White Whale Bookstore, which I’d been scoping out on Instagram and wanting very much to see in real life.

And I’m here to tell you, it’s even more charming than it looks in the photos. And that’s saying something.

The selection is well curated, the displays are enticing, and the atmosphere is inviting. The Dear Man and I both bought books that are making us very happy indeed.

So, if you’re visiting Pittsburgh, here’s the hungry reader must-see list:

  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
  • White Whale Bookstore
  • Apteka
  • Primanti Brothers
  • Duquesne Incline
  • Prantl’s Bakery

Anyone else pleasantly surprised by Pittsburgh? Any recommendations?