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The Pendle Hill Bookstore

The Pendle Hill Bookstore

Welcome to the Pendle Hill Bookstore! We are a small, traditional, walk-in bookstore that specializes in Pendle Hill publications – books, pamphlets, and pamphlet subscriptions. We also offer a limited selection of new and gently-used books of interest to Quakers and their friends. Topics include Quakerism and Quaker History; Christianity; Religious Studies; Spirituality; Social Issues; Activism and Nonviolence; Prayer and Spiritual Deepening; Peace Studies; and more. Sweatshirts, T-shirts, baseball caps, custom-made mugs, pens, and other fine items sporting the Pendle Hill insignia are also available for purchase, with original artwork and/or prints from featured gallery artists offered for sale throughout the year.

Here’s what Andrew G. of Lumberton, NJ had to say about us over on Yelp reviews:

This tiny little bookstore is lovely, and nestled within the Pendle Hill retreat center of the Religious Society of Friends, better known as Quakers. For that reason the books sold focus primarily on the Quakers, Quakerism, and other topics that would be of interest to Quakers and other spiritual seekers. It is not a place to go and pick up the newest best-selling mystery or romance novel. If you are looking for a bookstore focusing on Quaker publications there probably isn’t a better one in the country. Even if you’re not looking for Quaker publications, but are looking for texts on spiritual matters this bookstore would be an excellent resource for you.”

The store’s hours of operation are shown below. Please stop by the Pendle Hill Bookstore the next time you’re on campus, and thank you for your patronage!


Sunday-Monday CLOSED
  Tuesday-Friday 9am-4pm
  Saturday 9am-1pm

These are the bookstore’s regular hours. Any changes to this schedule will be posted here and on the door, so please check to confirm that we are open if you are planning to visit, especially on the weekend or around federal holidays (we observe ten per year).


Greeting cards, pens, baseball caps... even chocolate!Sale Books: black dot ($1), yellow dot (as marked).

Other Discounts: 20% on all non-discounted purchases over $100. We also offer a 20% discount when you buy 10 or more Pendle Hill pamphlets (mixed titles are fine, but already discounted pamphlet sets are not included).

Special Orders: We can order any book that is in print. Most take less than a week to arrive. We will also try and obtain any out-of-print title (most likely gently-used or ex-library), but these orders can often take upwards of 2-3 weeks to arrive. Please call 610-566-4507 (or toll-free in the U.S. at 800-742-3150), ext. 124 during business hours if you wish to place an order over the phone. You can also reach us via e-mail at bookstore@pendlehill.org.

Elton Trueblood, the bookstore "cat"To make a purchase outside of the bookstore’s regular hours – or at any time – please visit our online store. You can pay with PayPal or with a major credit card through PayPal Payments (you don’t need a PayPal account for the latter; just follow the prompts at checkout). We strive to make our prices competitive yet fair, so we hope that you will check us out first before making a like purchase from a big box retailer – all bookstore revenues go right back into supporting our educational programming!

Travel directions to Pendle Hill. Click this link for an article highlighting some recent arrivals.


NB: The Pendle Hill Bookstore reopened in January 2018 in the space occupied – from April 2015 to December 2017 – by QuakerBooks of FGC. QuakerBooks is now exclusively an online entity operating out of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. They can be reached between the hours of 8:30am and 5pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, at 800-966-4556 (toll-free).