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Essential Reading for Newcomers

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The Book List

  1. Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Faith and Practice: A survey of new members found this to be the most useful single reference by far.
    1. Copies are also available for sale at the literature table in the Cherry Street Room or the Meeting office.
    2. Read it online for free
  2. Take a look at Friends General Conference's Reading Resources for Newcomers

Other Resources

Friends Journal

It is available by subscription by calling 215-241-7277 or visiting the Friends Journal website.

Pendle Hill Pamphlets

Pendle Hill, a Quaker study center, has been publishing pamphlets since 1934. Some of these have become classics, and taken together they cover a wide range of Friends topics and concerns. Check out Pendle Hill's website.

The Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Library

The PYM Library has a large selection, or contact the Pendle Hill Bookstore or Friends General Conference Bookstore (see below).

How to Get Books

Buy Them

Friends General Conference Bookstore

1216 Arch Street 2B

Philadelphia PA 19107


Pendle Hill Bookstore

338 Plush Mill Road

Wallingford, PA 19086


Call or write for catalogs or to place an order, or visit. Call ahead for store hours.