Our Story

The Doylestown and Lahaska Bookshops are locally owned and operated bookstores dedicated to preserving the heritage and traditions of independent bookstore ideals. 

Since opening our doors in 1998 in downtown Doylestown we have been able to offer our customers an alternative to the ordinary. We carry an extensive inventory of new and nearly new books from classic literature to current bestsellers. Our staff is knowledgeable, friendly, and looking forward to helping you choose the perfect book for you or your family.
We opened our second store, the Lahaska Bookshop, in September 2017. The Lahaska Bookshop is located in Peddler's Village and is dedicated to providing the same customer service and wide selection of books that the Doylestown Bookshop provides.
photos of the doylestown and lahaska bookshops
Our Mission Statement
The Doylestown and Lahaska Bookshops are independent bookstores committed to:
Inspiring a love of reading which fosters intellectual growth........
........bringing discovery, knowledge, adventure, fantasy, magic, the past, the present, and the future to each and every reader.
Supporting and connecting to our community through books and events........
........offering a choice for entertainment and education while enhancing the quality of life in our community.
Providing an inviting and comfortable space........
........including shelves of books to explore, aisles of toys and gifts to wander through, a cafe to refresh and refuel and cozy chairs to rest and read in.
Welcoming and supporting families........
........providing books, games and toys that grow the imagination and bring parents and children together.
Helping every customer find just the right book........
........enriching the personal, educational and professional experience of our customers.
The Doylestown and Lahaska Bookshops, purveyors of knowledge and wonder!
Various booksellers posed sitting and standing around books, some reading books, in front of a wall of bookcases at The Doylestown Bookshop
Glenda Childs
Doylestown General Manager & Buyer Jennifer Brenninger
Lahaska Manager & Book Buyer
Daniel Elisii 
Lahaska Manager & Gift Buyer Pamela Buckley
Doylestown Children's Book Buyer Hannah Smith
Director of Events, Marketing & Schools
Krisy Elisii