How to Buy Yiddish Books

We never envisioned the Yiddish Book Center as a genizah, a static storehouse for old books. Rather, our goal from the outset was to place old volumes into the hands of new readers—both used books and reprints (print-on-demand copies) of books in our collection that we make available for purchase.

Visitors to the Yiddish Book Center can purchase books from the shelves of the large repository at the heart of our building.

The Yiddish Book Center's repository

If you can't make it here in person, contact David Mazower, the Center's bibliographer, at [email protected] or 413-256-4900, ext. 153, to inquire about buying books. (Not all books are available, but we maintain waiting lists for less common titles.)

Members of the Yiddish Book Center receive special discounts on purchases. See prices below for more information. You can learn more about becoming a member by visiting our membership page. Also see the "Discount policy" section below.

For print-on-demand copies of any of the titles in our Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library click “Purchase a printed copy” next to the book you want.

Used book pricing includes:

Contact David Mazower at 

[email protected] with questions about buying books.

  • Used Books: $12 (nonmember), $8 (member)
  • Used Yizkor Books: $50
  • Used Sets (8 books and over): $96 (nonmember), $64 (member)

Rare book pricing:

  • Pricing for rare books is done on a case-by-case basis. Please contact David Mazower for more information.

Digital reprint pricing includes:

  • Regular books: $48 (nonmember), $36 (member)
  • Yizkor books: $72 (nonmember), $54 (member)

Discount policy:

  • Your memberships must be current for discounts to apply, but you can renew your membership with your book order.
  • Classes and reading groups can buy books at member prices. 

We are currently building a book order form for use on this page. Until then, please use the contact information provided for all purchases.