About Us

Gayle Werner and Sheila Baldwin

Since opening in the fall of 2010, Werner Books has been meeting the needs of the local community by offering a vast selection of books at a very reasonable cost. We are located in the heart of the city of Erie in the iconic Liberty Plaza. Ironically, we are located in the same storefront as the former Candy World Book City- from the 70’s era, in the northern end of the plaza.

Gayle Werner, founder of the store, has been in the business of selling books since 2001. She previously owned a similar store in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Sheila Baldwin joined Gayle as a partner this year. Sheila has a passion for reading and a gift of putting the right book into the right hands.

All of our staff members have a love of books and our able to help you locate the perfect read. Selling books is not our jobs, it is our vocation. We are proud to be a part of the community and we appreciate the support Erie has shown us over the past 6 years.

Our Services

Besides providing unmatched customer service, we offer School Book Fairs similar to the national book fair company. Please call the store and ask for Sheila or Gayle to see how your school can support our local economy by scheduling a book fair with Werner Books.

We also offer discounted bulk purchases to schools and business. We gladly accept your company purchase order.. Our pricing, turnaround time and free shipping competes with any of the national online retailers.

We buy libraries and estates. If you are downsizing or settling an estate, please contact us so we can come out to your home and review your collection.

Call us today at 814-864-1565 to know more about our bookstore.