Current Store Info

June 15, 2020

Dear Penguin Friends,

In accordance with Governor Wolf's orders, our business has now moved into the "green zone." We are allowing customers into the store with restrictions, which are detailed below. Please know that while we are very encouraged to be taking this next step, we do so with an abundance of caution and with our employees' and customers' safety at the forefront.  We will continue to monitor the situation and make changes when necessary.

We still encourage you to support us by ordering with us here on-line through our own website,, through and by downloading your audio books through   We will continue with non-contact home drop off for local orders or "outside bench pick-up" until further notice.  We also have contactless INSIDE STORE pick-up for prepaid orders.  If you have any questions, email us or call 412-741-3838 and if we do not answer we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Welcome back to the Penguin!  We've missed you!


Current Store Information

Shopping With Us in Store

Our current store hours are:
Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Closed Sunday

To ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers, we are imposing the below restrictions to our store's operation. If you are planning to visit the store, please come prepared.

  • Customers are required to wear masks and to use Purell before, during  and after browsing/touching books (Purell stations available).  

  • We prefer credit cards (and checks - no signature required on credit cards)

  • Social distancing is required within the store and at check-out.  We will monitor and limit the number of customers in the store.

  • No more than 10 customers permitted in the store at any given time

  • No more than 20 minutes is allowed for browsing.

  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Shopping With Us Online

While our storefront is reopening, we encourage you to still shop with us online! You can browse all our titles and more, 24/7. 

We are offering four ways for getting your orders safely to you. During checkout, you may select from the following options: 

1. Direct-to-Home Shipping: Whether you live downtown or across the country, we are happy to save you a trip and ship your orders directly to you. Once we fulfill your order, you will receive an email notification that it has been shipped. 

2. Contactless Bench Pick-Up: For those that live within driving distance, you can pick up your order at the shop. Once we fulfill your order, we will give you a call to let you know it's ready for pick-up. When you are approaching the shop, please give us a call and we will place your order on the bench outside the shop entrance. 

3. In-Store Pick-Up: Once your order has been fulfilled, it will be placed in our magazine rack to the right of our cash register with your last name attached. You are welcome to pick it up any time during our business hours.

4. Free Local Delivery (Sewickley Only): For those that live in the Sewickley neighborhood, we are happy to offer free home drop-off. Once we fulfill your order, we will give you a call to schedule a drop-off time. 

How to Contact Us

To reach us by phone:
(412) 741-3838

To reach us via email:
For general inquiries, please email:
For inquiries about events or book clubs, please email Susan:


Our Address

417 Beaver Street
Sewickley, PA 15143