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Exploring Quaker books

Quaker books published within Australia

Backhouse Lectures

The Backhouse Lectures are delivered annually at the Yearly Meeting gathering in January. They cover a wide range of aspects of Quaker life and seek to deeply question how we can grow spiritually. For details of how to download the pdf or audio of Backhouse Lectures, and for a list of the Backhouse Lectures produced since 1964 go to Backhouse Lectures click here.

Availability of Quaker books published within Australia

The Backhouse Lectures and ’this we can say', an Australian version of Quaker faith and practice published in 2003, are available for sale from Interactive Publications and a range of other online bookshops.
The Handbook of practice and procedure, 6th edition, 2011, is available online as an interactive file, and in portable document format (pdf).
A broader range of Australian Quaker publications, as well as other books of interest are available for sale at Yearly Meeting gatherings.

Quaker Books published overseas

  • General Quaker books for those seeking greater information and inspiration include:
  • Quaker Faith and Practice (Britain Yearly Meeting)
  • Being a Quaker: a guide for newcomers by Geoffrey Durham
  • The Spirit of the Quakers: an anthology by Geoffrey Durham
  • Searching the Depths edited by Harvey Gillman and Alistair Heron
  • Questions of Integrity: a Quaker Perspective (London Yearly Meeting)
  • An Introduction to Quakerism by Ben Pink Dandelion
  • The Quakers: a very short introduction by Ben Pink Dandelion
  • George Fox: a biography by Jean Hatton
  • Betsy: a biography of Elizabeth Fry by Jean Hatton
  • Twelve Quakers—a series of pamphlets from the Quaker Quest
A web search for the title that you are seeking will generally show where they are available, and the price. Often, Quaker books are available from Amazon, either new or second hand & from the bookdepository.

Some overseas Quaker bookstores

Quaker Books of FGC

On-line bookstore featuring books published by the Quaker Press of Friends General Conference, and other materials of interest to Quakers. Browse their catalogue at www.quakerbooks.org

Britain Yearly Meeting Publications

Britain Yearly Meeting publications may be ordered from The Quaker Book Centre
Postal address:
Friends House,
173 Euston Road,
London, NW1 2BJ
Telephone: 020 7663 1030 Fax: 020 7663 1001
The red Britain Yearly Meeting Quaker Faith and Practice, Advices and Queries, and other Quaker literature can be ordered directly from the Quaker Book Centre in London which will fill orders for both BYM and non-BYM titles. You can browse the book catalogues on the website for Friends Book Centre.

Pendle Hill Publications

Pendle Hill Publications about Quaker history, education, spiritual life or social witness can be accessed at http://www.pendlehill.org/bookstore/books.php
Authors and editors include Friends such as Elise Boulding, Chuck Fager, Margaret Hope Bacon, Doug Gwyn, Larry Ingle, Samuel Bownas, Wilmer Cooper, and many more. Subjects include:
  • Peace
  • Poetry
  • Quaker Faith & Practice
  • Quaker Biography, History and Reflection
  • Quaker Education
  • Religion
  • Scripture
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