Paper + Dirt is an evolving spatial and programming project that illuminates the entanglement of movement practices and creative practices by exploring the spaces in which these practices take place, the community that gathers around them, and the ephemera and printed matter that is born from them.

The reading room and bookshop is located at 7105 Reynolds St just beyond Frick Park - Pittsburgh’s largest municipal park. Growing out of its proximity to this large green space, the reading room is a third space, a place to tune in, slow down, and connect deeply, while surrounded by thought-provoking publications.

Upcoming community programming will invite collaboration and co-inquiry from writers, designers, athletes, artists, and naturalists across Western Pennsylvania.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Events we’re organizing and happenings in the neighborhood and beyond that we’re excited about. 
06_01_24 Bookshop Opening Party
3-6pm @ 7105 Reynolds St

06_02_24 Dan Boyarski Photo Montage Opening Reception 
5-7:30pm @ 5806 Bryant St

06_07_24 Wine & Cheese
6-9pm @ Stephen Hankin Art Studio, 408 Lloyd St

07_17_24 Frick Park Trail Race_01

07_24_24 Frick Park Trail Race_02

07_31_24 Frick Park Trail Race_03

08_07_24 Frick Park Trail Race_04

07_19_24 Trail Running Film Fest 
6:30-10:30pm @ 3ROC

Fall 24 BIPOC Climbing Festival @ NRG

Frick Park Summer Race Series

Frick Park
Pittsburgh, PA

Join us for a 4-part summer race series through the trails of Pittsburgh’s largest municipal park. Held at 6:30pm on Wednesday evenings, we’re offering a low-key weekday respite from your typical weekend races. Each course will be around 5 miles in length. These races offer a comfotable environment for race-curious trail runners to tests the waters or for seasoned trail racers to let it rip. Come run for fun or push your limits in 1, 2, 3, or all 4 races.
Race Schedule
  • 5:00-6:10pm_Bib pickup at the Paper + Dirt bookshop, 7105 Reynolds St, Pittsburgh, PA 15221
  • 6:10pm_Head to start line at the Frick Park Lawn Bowling Greens pavilion 
  • 6:20pm_Course description and pre-race announcements
  • 6:30pm_You’re off!

Though there are different courses throughout each of the 4 races, each race will start at the pavilion next to the Frick Park Lawn Bowling Greens. Don’t worry if you don’t know where that’s at, we will leave the bookshop at 6:10pm and we can walk over together.