Short and Sweet: Books for Teens

Check out an energetic graphic novel, a poetic pep talk, a compact chapter book from one of Pittsburgh’s own and a collection of short stories.




Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Published in 2003, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere is a collection of ZZ Packer’s stories, which were published everywhere from Seventeen to The New Yorker and embodies the writer’s astonishing rise in … Continued




Short Stories. Big Feelings.

“Brevity is the soul of wit.” – Hamlet, William Shakespeare It takes special talent to fit emotion and meaning into a few words. Below are short stories of new and … Continued



New African American Fiction

These new titles can satisfy your urge to laugh, or cry; sing or dance; solve a mystery or search for justice; even learn about the past or explore the future.