About Spark Books

At Spark Books, we believe that early literacy is imperative for every child. Books can empower us with knowledge and be transformative. Books teach us about our world, about far away places (both real and imagined), about empathy, and about what it means to be human. Discovering a book or an author that sparks a lifelong love of reading can make all the difference in a child's life. Let us help you build the personal libraries of the kids in your life.



Children's books are a tactile and visual experience. Kiddos want to hold and explore books, point to things, and experience it. They want to sit in our laps and snuggle in for a good read. At Spark, we carry everything from board books to YA novels and have a curated selection of both the classics and new books. We've spent hours reading and researching the books on our shelves to make sure we have the very best in children's literature. If we don't have something you are looking for, tell us, and we'd be happy to research a topic, title or author and get the book in stock for you.


Play is how kids learn, and we love that! We carry puzzles, art supplies, and games that kids and their adults can both appreciate. We have ooly, Hape, HABA, Manhattan Toy Co., GameWright, and Fat Brain Toys, to name a few.


We are a children's book and toy store, so we expect that the kids are going to touch and explore everything---and we hope they do! If you want to try out a game, just ask we're happy to open one up and have you take it for a test drive. We also have a couple of comfy chairs, a train table, and chalk board, so come on over and play! 


We want to be a community hub for caregivers and kiddos. A place to meet up with old friends and meet new friends. A place to connect and build relationships. We want there to be lots of face-to-face interactions and experiences at the store, discussion, and laughter. We want you to feel at home here so grab a good book and stay while.


Have an idea for an event? We'd love to hear from you! Contact us at info@sparkbookspgh.com and let's chat!

Bookstore with families
Children reading