Locally Owned New & Used Bookstore and Paperback Exchange in Erie, PA
* Store Hours: Mon.- Fri. 10 to 7 / Saturday 10 to 4 / Sunday 11 to 4 *
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Have a look at the upcoming events for the next few months. See the Events section for full details.
Check out our new, updated store hours!
We wanted to say a huge thank you to all of our customers for giving us three great years so far!
Weekly Tuesdays - Weekly Writers Group - All genres and levels welcome! See events for details on signing up.
Friday/Saturday, October 24/25 - Three Year Anniversary Celebration! - Refreshments, double punches, crock pot drawing and more!
Saturday, October 26 - Book Signing - Be the Guru with local author Dale McBrier
Wednesday, October 30 - Werner Book Club Meeting - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
All November we are running a bookmark contest for kids K-8 with three $25 gift cards for prizes! See the events section for details!
Saturday, November 2 - Book Signing - Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison with author Joshua Dubler
Tuesday, November 5 - Senior Tuesday
Thursday, November 7 - Erie Business Book Club meeting - New Sales Simplified by Mike Weinberg
Thursday, November 7 - Sip, Sip, Knit - an evening of knitting and wine for non-beginners - sponsored by the Cultured Pearl
Thursday, November 14 - Autumn Mixed Media Art Workshop for Adults led by Julia Horan, director of the Young Artist Conservancy
Saturday, November 16 - Book Signing - Christopher Counts the Constellations & A Hero at Three with Mary Arete Moodey
Monday, November 18 - Foodie Book Club - An Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler
Wednesday, November 27 - Werner Book Club Meeting - Selection to be announced
Saturday, November 30 - Small Business Saturday - Special store hours 9AM-6PM!
Bring your college textbooks in to see how much cash they're worth. Prices are determined by date and demand.
Not all textbooks will be accepted. We do not sell college textbooks - they are sent off after the buyback.
*Please be prepared with your college ID or driver's license when bringing in textbooks.
Note: We do not sell textbooks.
Werner Books is an independently owned, community minded new and used bookstore that opened its doors in Erie in the fall of 2010.
This is the second time around for the owner Gayle Werner who previously owned Tattered Corners in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Having relocated to Erie three years ago, she sold that store, took a year off and decided it was time to open another book store.
We carry a large assortment of new children's books, popular bestsellers and favorites - we have a lot of everything!
We also host local author events, free story time and book group discussions. Keep an eye on our Events page for more!
Paperback Exchange Program
A majority of our business is from customers who utilize our paperback exchange program. Please visit our
Exchange Policy section to see the details of our policy as well as the kinds of books we're interested in.
We stock most current bestselling books. If we do not have the new book you are looking for it can generally be here in 1-2 days.
No shipping charges! If you have a special order inquiry or request, visit the Special Orders section of our website.
Out of Print Searches
Our experienced staff can locate most any out of print book. Have a favorite childhood book you would like to own again?
Can't remember the exact title? Give us a call and we will gladly help you to reconnect with that book.
We typically don't pay cash for books but we do give store credit so you can purchase other great books. If you are moving,
or just want cash and your books are something that we think we can resell, we will pay you cash.
For such inquiries, please call ahead to schedule an appointment and speak with Gayle.