The newest Pyrex book, “Shiny, Happy Pyrex People” by Jennifer Ashley contains one hundred years of Pyrex history from 1915 to 2015. This Pyrex compendium is filled with stunning images, wonderful people, and delicious potluck recipes. For the Pyrex enthusiast, it also includes biographies, patents, and vintage advertisements. Full of quirky fun facts, you can let yourself fall in love with Pyrex all over again along with some fun new hobbies. It is my goal to provide the most comprehensive guide to US Pyrex in one place.

Below, you can order your first edition copy of “Shiny, Happy Pyrex People” for $45 plus shipping and handling. For international orders, please email me or head to Google Books where you can download a digital copy for $20.

Can’t wait for shipping? You can pick up your copy at JoRetro in Havre de Grace, Maryland, or The Corning Museum of Glass Gift Shop in Corning, New York, or The Lucky Rabbit in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Thank you to everyone who preordered!

Wow

Rated 5 out of 5
April 17, 2022

Everything you need to know about Pyrex and much more! I have more pages marked for reference than my “ Post it Notes” has available. Great, history and pictures as well. Everyone interested in Pyrex this is a must have reference book!

Joe Filipiak

A revelation

Rated 5 out of 5
February 6, 2022

Shiny, Happy, Pyrex People is a phenomenal tome (yes, tome- this baby is over 500 pages long) about Pyrex history written through the eyes of a seasoned collector who knows her audience. I’m proud to say I’ve interacted with the author on Facebook, where she is fount of knowledge on all things Pyrex. Ms. Ashley has done the collecting community quite a service: she has written a book that can be leafed through on a coffee table, skimmed by someone who appreciates beautiful glass, used as a reference by a newbie collector, and devoured by the Pyrex enthusiast.
One book, many uses.
The history of Pyrex is accompanied by beautiful pictures of the dishes themselves. I love the inclusion of the box art pictures as well- some of these are not seen in any other Pyrex book. I love the thoroughness of the pattern references. Additionally, the author has included non-standard pieces in case you stumble across one in your thrifting and antiquing. Additionally, the interspersed recipes and chats with collectors make this book feel like a friend. Huge thanks for such a delightful and informative work.

Wilson

The complete Pyrex Reference Guide and History Book

Rated 5 out of 5
January 31, 2022

Shiny, Happy Pyrex People is an amazing reference guide for antique enthusiast and those interested in the history of an iconic American brand. This book gives a detailed history of Pyrex by decade beginning in the early 1900’s through today. Easily find your favorite Pyrex cookware throughout the years. This book also offers a brief history on the Corning Glassware Company and the early days of Pyrex including the original Pyrex Patent(s).
The book also offers a detailed guide with pictures, sizes and dish numbers making it the ideal reference guide for all things Pyrex.
A highly recommended book for Pyrex people, antique people, history people or any person interested in the Pyrex product and Pyrex Company.

Mike Harriman

LOVE

Rated 5 out of 5
January 31, 2022

I have become a pyrex junkie. My collection has grown extensively the last couple years (lockdown). I loved reading and learning the history and seeing different patterns, and collections.

Michelle

Incredible

Rated 5 out of 5
January 22, 2022

This book is massive with lots of great pictures and information. I love the timeline layout and I reference this book often. I enjoy the charts containing the dish numbers. It’s nice to know all the different pieces that were made in a particular pattern!

Nicole

Amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 22, 2022

Really wonderful book!

Bernita

At the Top of My Pyrex “Go To” Book List.

Rated 5 out of 5
December 7, 2021

I have been enjoying having Shiny, Happy Pyrex People in my reach. When I want to have a few minutes of “me time” and take a break within my hectic day, it’s a nice therapeutic feeling to read all the great information, history, see the wonderful pictures and charts, interviews and the recipes in the book. It was also a privilege to meet you (Jennifer Ashley) at a book signing, to hear about how you gathered so much information.
This book is definitely at the top of my Pyrex information “go to” book list.

Esther Lulu

Tons of Information

Rated 5 out of 5
November 14, 2021

Shiny, Happy Pyrex People is full of great information and pictures. I recommend this to anyone who wants to know more about Pyrex or is just getting started. As a new collector myself, this will be an invaluable reference and treasured book for many years to come.

Michelle Roman

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 11, 2021

I LOVE my new book! I keep it on my coffee table and have shared flipping through it with my 83 yr old mom and vintage-collecting sister. What a great resource – plus entertaining. It will be something I keep forever! Well worth the cost of shipping to Canada!

Kathy

Great book, even for passive collectors!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 1, 2021

I LOVE the book! It is VERY well done and has more information about Pyrex than I even knew existed. There are a ton of photos- even my kids were interested in looking at the book. They especially loved finding photos of the same pieces that we have. Buy this book. You won’t be disappointed!

Kelly

Shiny, Happy Pyrex Couple!

Rated 5 out of 5
October 16, 2021

My husband and I have recently started collecting Pyrex together. We enjoy the history behind the pieces and love the thrill of the hunt. Shiny, Happy Pyrex People has brought us lots of joy. Life can be crazy, but taking the time to collect and learn together has been the little pick-me-up our marriage needed! Thank you for playing a role in the process!

Hannah

Details Make Me Happy!

Rated 5 out of 5
October 9, 2021

I love a book you can refer back to time and time again and this book does just that! There are so many well researched facts and they are paired with human interest stories and in formation I haven’t found other places. This book is well worth the money.

Penny Ayers

Happy Pyrex,Happy Girl

Rated 5 out of 5
October 4, 2021

Cannot say anything negative. I can give a wish list for future.
Would love to see an index. Was looking for the year made on a certain piece and it would have saved me lots of time ; not that I really minded turning the pages🤷‍♀️You did Great!🤗

Rhonda Smith

Awesome book!

Rated 5 out of 5
October 2, 2021

Absolutely love this book. Great illustrations of so many beautiful collections.

Scott and Debbie Swanboro

My new favorite book!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 28, 2021

This book is an excellent resource! Long overdue! So thankful for the labor and research that went into it. I just ordered another copy for a friend!

Kelly Allen

Love it!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 26, 2021

Book arrived yesterday. Couldn’t believe how much information was inside. Thank you for a great reference guide.

Michele K.

Well Worth The Wait

Rated 5 out of 5
September 26, 2021

Great reference book with thoughtful planning and organization. Love the variety of advertising. Will be countless hours of fun. Congratulations Jennifer on a labor of love.

Jo

Well Worth The Wait

Rated 5 out of 5
September 25, 2021

Just got my book today, and know what I’m going to be doing the rest of the weekend. Book is well organized, lots of nice pics, lots of Pyrex history, totally pleased with it.

Sandy Clark