A New Pyrex Book is Here!

Shiny, Happy, Pyrex People is for old and new collectors alike. This Pyrex book covers a century of Pyrex history alongside the personal stories of some very, important people. Original photography highlights favorite patterns and invites you to explore lesser known pieces. I encourage you to use this resource to identify your Pyrex finds and to “go your own way” in your Pyrex pursuits.

Pyrex Book: Shiny Happy Pyrex People
Jennifer Ashley author

Jennifer Ashley

Jennifer resides in Southern California and is an avid Pyrex collector. When she is not admiring her Pyrex, she is reading romance novels or playing with cats at the local animal shelter.

Nice book

Rated 4.0 out of 5
September 20, 2023

Lots of good, interesting info. Lots of typos

Jane Findley

Response from Shiny, Happy Pyrex People

Hi Jane, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I wrote Shiny, Happy Pyrex People because I love Pyrex and wanted to share about its history. My profession is not an editor and after many proof-reads some typos got away from me. For example, I wrote “Earth Tones” instead of “Earthtones.” However, the history is correct and I would be glad to share my sources. Feel free to contact me if you would like more info.

Buy this book

Rated 5.0 out of 5
August 25, 2023

If you love Pyrex but want to become educated about it then this is the book. It is a useful resource for collectors and Pyrex fans. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.

David R

A book to keep handy

Rated 5.0 out of 5
March 12, 2023

I bought this book a while ago and keep it handy. This last week I used it to reference a 60s promo.

The color pictures and arrangements of stories are spot on.

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