If you prefer the mail-in method, please download the blank form below, print and complete it, then mail it with a personal check made payable to Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society to: WPGS Book Sales, c/o 116 South 19th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. As this is an all-volunteer effort, please allow at least two (2) weeks for delivery.
The WPGS Library is housed in the Pennsylvania Department of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Branch, in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The collection does not circulate. Our thousands of volumes focus on Western Pennsylvania records, yet extend to nearby areas in Ohio and West Virginia, and beyond. Each year we sort through our collection and weed out duplicates, older editions of current publications, and items that are outdated. We usually offer these volumes for sale at our annual meeting in June. However, this sale excludes many members and non-members who are not able to attend that meeting in person. Our Used Book Sale will make these books accessible to everyone at a reasonable price, plus shipping and handling as indicated.
If ordering by mail, download and complete the Used Books Mail Order Form below. Complete a separate form for each used book requested, submitting a separate check made payable to WPGS for each book you wish to order. This way we can easily return your payment if the publication has already been sold. You may want to check this website to be sure the item is still available. All Used Books transactions are processed on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the receipt of payment, then by the postmark date, and all sales are final. As this is an all-volunteer effort and we are using USPS Library Mail rates for shipping, please allow at least two (2) weeks for order fulfillment.
Mail your order form(s) and payment(s) to: WPGS Book Sales, c/o 116 South 19th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.
All books have some library identification marking and will be stamped, “Sold or Withdrawn by the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.” Proceeds from this Used Book Sale go to the General Fund to be used to provide additional services to our members. Please check the website often as new books will be added and removed periodically.
Please see our Library Research Services page to find information about ordering by mail for each product.