Ordering By Phone

For wholesale sales, or to order by phone or fax, contact our distributor, Independent Publishers Group (IPG):

Order Placement: 800-888-4741 during business hours, Central time, Monday to Friday
General Inquiries: 312-337-0747
Fax: 312-337-5985

The Piano Book and Piano Buyer books

To order online, click on one of the links below to be taken to our listings on the IPG website.


Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer — Spring 2018

Available mid-April
ISBN 9781929145676 — 8.25 x 10.875 in. — 272 pages
List Price: US$ 24.95
IPG Price: US$ 19.95

Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyer — Fall 2017

ISBN 9781929145669 — 8.25 x 10.875 in. — 264 pages
List Price: US$ 24.95
IPG Price: US$ 19.95

The Piano Book (4th Edition)

ISBN 9781929145010 — 8.5 x 11 in. — 244 pages
List Price: US$ 24.95
IPG Price: US$ 19.95


No. Most of the articles will remain unchanged, or will change only slightly, from issue to issue — after all, piano shoppers need all their information at once, not over a multi-issue time span. However, a few articles in each issue will be entirely new, and even some "permanent" articles will change substantially from time to time in response to changes in the piano industry or reader comments and suggestions. Of course, the model and price information will change as often as necessary.

If you're in the market for a piano, in most cases we recommend you read Piano Buyer first. It's an easier read and may satisfy your needs well enough. It's also more up-to-date than The Piano Book, particularly for new pianos, and is the only publication of the two to cover digital pianos.

The Piano Book covers acoustic pianos in greater depth and a little more technically than Piano Buyer; however, it's still very accessible to the layperson. The Piano Book also has more specialized information than Piano Buyer about used and restored pianos, piano moving, and piano servicing. We recommend it as an additional resource. For information on current brands, models, and prices, The Piano Book is completely out of date -- see Piano Buyer instead.

  • You don't like reading hundreds of pages on a computer screen
  • You want to be able to carry the book around with you as you shop, or need to use it while away from a computer
  • You're a retailer, technician, or teacher and want to show or give the publication to customers, clients, or students