Paper + Dirt
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

Inclusivity, Art, Adventure

We’re hosting the Trail Running Film Festival! The 2024 Global Tour is making a stop in Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, July, 19th at Three Rivers Outdoor Co. The mission of the Trail Running Film Festival is to celebrate running as a universal practice to explore our collective and individual potential and pursue our wildest dreams. They accomplish this by documenting the culture of trail running, supporting filmmakers and creatives, and hosting events that bring our community together. They are committed to promoting inclusivity, adventure, wilderness, art, and diversity across the trail and ultra community. The Trail Running Film Festival is a project of Outdoor Arts & Recreation a Washington State 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Visit their website to learn more.

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