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, or The Antique Mall in Genevieve, Missouri.

Thank you to everyone who preordered!

Nice book- LOTS OF TYPOS and mistakes!

Rated 4 out of 5
September 20, 2023

Lots of good, interesting info. Lots of typos and mistakes!

Jane Findley

Buy this book

Rated 5 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 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.


Beautifully produced book

Rated 5 out of 5
December 11, 2022

My sil shared her book with me last year and I loved it. Now I have my own copy! Great resource for Pyrex information and reference. And I love the rabbitholes!

Joan McKinzey

A True Work of Art

Rated 5 out of 5
September 26, 2022

The book is so beautiful! I love the layout and informative text too. Each page is a treat!

Jason Bronstein


Rated 5 out of 5
August 2, 2022

I have all the books on Pyrex and this by far is my fav. The layout is on point and easy to navigate. The pictures and Information are detailed for each piece. This is by far more educational than the others on the market.

Tina Gordon.


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.


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


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.



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!



Rated 5 out of 5
January 22, 2022

Really wonderful book!


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


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!


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!


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!


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