Publications

Remember you get 20% discount on extra books if you are a member. Books make great gifts.

The Pennsylvania German Society offers many publications about various aspects of Pennsylvania German culture. Click on the links below for a listing of all the publications we offer. 

For your ease in shopping we have opened the PGS Direct Store.

You can order these publications by calling PGS Direct Store at       717-597-7940. All items are shipped out via USPS Media mail unless specifically requested.

  • Annual Volume Series - Distinguished Annual Volume Series, published regularly since 1891, on various aspects of the Pennsylvania German culture.
  • Sources and Document Series - Publications providing adequate translations and documentary materials which illuminate life in Germanic Pennsylvania.
  • Dialect Series - Special rotating fund promotes this series that features original works written in the Pennsylvania German dialect.
  • Miscellaneous Books and Items
  • Painted Chests, Candles Boxes and Framed Prints
  • Der Reggeboge (The Rainbow) - A scholarly journal of The Pennsylvania German society. It originated as a 'news journal.' Presented in a variety of formats over the years, it contains an enormous amount of information on the Pennsylvania German culture. Many of the issues are out of print. Back issues that are currently available are listed below and on the Society publication order form.
  • The Society's Newsletter, Es Elbedritsch, published two times a year, containing current happenings of the Pennsylvania German Society.
  • Pennsylvania Folklife Magazines - This magazine ran Quarterly from 1958-1997. We have a limited number of years available. Please contact us because we do not have every issue. Publication ceased.
  • Rare, Out of Print - Old, rare PGS out-of-print books available for resale. Contact PGS office for availability.

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Our mailing address is:

The Pennsylvania German Society

P.O. Box 118
Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 597-7940
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