Goodbye, Harleysville Books

It is with great sadness that I announce the closing of my beloved bookstore, Harleysville Books. While our events and book clubs are extremely popular and routinely sell out, our day-to-day traffic and sales do not support the ever-increasing cost of doing business in today's world. Over the past year, the store has become more of a "showroom" for those looking for reading suggestions who then choose to purchase the books from other vendors. It is my sincere hope that those who have enjoyed shopping with us over the past 11 years will stop in during the next few weeks to share their memories and say, "Goodbye." Please stay tuned for details about our final days.





We are Children and Teens' Book Experts

Consult with us about creating, building and maintaining your library or classroom collection. We’ll help you match books to your curriculum and recommend appropriate books based on age, genre, and/or author. We’ll also introduce you to new titles. 


Join the Teacher Discount Program

We offer year-round discounts for schools, teachers and librarians (preschool through grade 12). Educators receive a 10% discount on all purchases; personal and for the classroom.  School purchases receive a 20% discount.  Contact Stef ( for specific pricing.

Next time you are in the store, please show professional identification to apply or to update your existing file. You will then be eligible for educator’s discounts during the entire year.


Place Special Orders for Individual Books and Classroom QuantitiesSchools may set up store accounts, and we take special orders for schools and teachers.



Required Reading Books

Send Us Your Class and Summer Reading Lists. We’ll keep a copy on file for your students and parents. We also can help you create your reading lists.  Contact Stef at 215-256-9311 for special pricing programs for bulk summer reading programs. 


Hold a School Book FairHarleysville Books  hosts many school book fairs every year. Schools receive 20% of participating sales made storewide during the fair. In addition, students and parents may buy books to donate to their classrooms and libraries. Please contact Stef at 215-256-9311 for more information.


Attend Author and Illustrator Events

Harleysville Books hosts many events every year. Award-winning authors and illustrators speak to school groups and individuals about their work. Illustrators often draw as they speak. Events end with a Q&A and a book signing. Schools that would like to be contacted when a touring author is in our neighborhood should complete and return the Visiting Author Sign Up Form.


Authors in Schools Program
Harleysville Books sponsors many free visits in our area local schools.  Author visits strengthen writing programs and encourage children to develop a love of reading.  Book sales are an important part of the Authors in Schools Program.  Since these programs are at no cost to the school, the book sales are the only source of revenue since the author does not charge an honorarium.  Book sales help support Harleysville Books so that we may continue to provide the Authors in Schools Program.