Pretty dreary day here in Pittsburgh. Need some literary escapism? With over two hundred volumes and growing, the People’s Library has a book for you.
How about some Steinbeck to stir the blood? Over seventy years since it first rattled the national consciousness, The Grapes of Wrath remains startlingly relevant to the struggles we face today.
Looking for something a little more soothing? Engage your senses with Alan Fletcher’s The Art of Looking Sideways or Marsha Engle’s 100 Sounds to See, both visual explorations of how we perceive the world.
Indulge in a little sports fandom and hometown pride: we have David Maraniss’s biography Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball’s Last Hero.
Can’t get enough of all things Pittsburgh? We hear ya. Celebrate the Steel City’s long tradition of labor resistance with The Point of Pittsburgh: Production and Struggle at the Forks of the Ohio. Author Charles McCollester is the director of the Pennsylvania Center for the Study of Labor Relations and a professor of Industrial and Labor Relations at IUP, and his book has been called “a people’s history of Pittsburgh in the spirit of Howard Zinn.” Check it out!
What treasures have you discovered in the People’s Library? Think we’re missing something? Tell us about it!