Looking for some of the top places where you can buy your favorite Christian books? If yes, check out this list of the 10 best Christian bookstores that will surely help you find what you’re looking for!
Christian bookstores have been a dying breed.
Back in the 90s, it seems that it is so easy to find a Christian bookstore in any corner of the street. However, with the shift of morality and increasing secularism in our society, more and more Christian book stores are now forced to close. With fewer people willing to buy Christian books, sales have decreased.
The trend does not only affect bookstores, but also Christian authors.
It is getting more and more difficult to find a Christian book store near me. Even if there’s a bookstore near you, the selection is just a few.
Thankfully, there are now online bookstores that you can go to if you want to find a good Christian book to read. I went online and see if I can find a list of Christian bookstores, but I was disappointed that a list doesn’t exist.
For this reason, I decided to create my own list of the best Christian book stores found on the Internet.
Are you ready to read my list? If yes, let’s begin!
1. Amazon Christian Books and Bibles
Perhaps the most popular Christian bookstore on the Internet, Amazon sells both digital and paperback books. They have thousands of Christian books for women, men, children, and teens in their library. The best thing is that if you select their Kindle book version, you instantly receive your book with the least hassle.
Of course, if you are like me who prefer paperback, you can also get a hold of your ordered book in just one day depending on your location and the mode of delivery.
Another advantage of buying books from Amazon is that their website is super user-friendly. The books are systematically grouped together based on different categories such as Bibles, biographies, Christian living, church leadership, children & teens, and a lot more.
Most books come with customer reviews so you can also know what other people think about a particular book before you buy them.
Unlike Amazon, Christianbook.com is primarily focused on selling Christian books. Therefore, you can be sure that it is a one-stop shop for all your Christian book needs.
Creating an account is super easy. Once you are all set up, you can then order books with just a few pushes of a button. Their main tagline is, “Everything Christian for less!” Thus, you surely will find a great deal from this website.
Aside from books, Christianbook.com has also evolved to include other Christian items, novelties, music accompaniments, DVDs, gifts, and software.
Watch out for their regular special Christian book promo code and discounts!
Lifeway is among the best Christian book distributors for you to explore. It offers Christian books that you won’t easily find in other websites or shops. They also have a store locator where you can find the nearest bookstore within your local area. To date, they have about 170 bookstores across the United States.
A nice thing about Lifeway is that they are a nonprofit organization that uses their income to fund ministries and mission work around the globe. So, as you buy books from them, you also support their work.
As their tagline mentioned, CrossRoads is “Your Hometown Christian Resource Center.” They have a wide range of books that include different categories such as devotionals, Christian living, parenting, personal finance, bible references, and a lot more. They also have books written in Spanish. Among the best things about CrossRoads is that you get big discounts when you buy in bulk.
5. Faith In Store
You’ll find a lot of books in this online Christian bookstore. You can shop by departments which include books, bibles, movies, music, kids, gifts, church supplies, and vacation bible study (VBS).
Faith in Store highly values their customers. Thus, they have live chat customer service on their website as well as a phone number to call. So, in case you need help in finding a book or you simply want to ask something, you can always give them a ring.
6. Gospel Lighthouse
Based in Canada, Gospel Lighthouse has been serving customers since 1988. Today, they also operate globally. They have a lot of Christian DVDs, books, bibles, and life sources. To date, they have nine Christian bookstores across Ontario, Canada. If you want to see the faces behind Gospel Lighthouse, you can always visit them in one of their branches.
7. Royal Christian Bookstores
For over 15 years, Royal Christian Bookstores has been helping a lot of Christians to further their faith through Christian books and products. They have one of the biggest selections of Christian books in Chicago and thus, you could well find something interesting here. They also have special sections for church leaders and pastors to help them in their ministry.
Visit their websites and check out their new releases, best sellers, and Royal recommendations. Aside from books, they also have audiobooks, Bibles, calendars, video lessons, gifts, bible accessories, church supplies, and a lot more.
I was curious at first what their bookstore name means. So, I did a little research and it refers to the Koorong Street where its founders, Bruce and Olive Bootes, first opened their store. They have been in business for over 40 years.
As a Christian company operating in Australia, Koorong lives up to its mission statement, “to effectively supply and promote an extensive range of Christian products that will be of spiritual benefit to the body of Christ.”
Look into their website and you will find books categorized according to trending now, new releases, Koorong catalog highlights, and bestselling books, music, DVDs.
9. Barnes & Noble
As the bookseller with the most number of retail stores in the United States, this list won’t be complete without Barnes & Noble. While of course, this isn’t strictly a Christian bookstore per se, you would be happy to know that there is an overwhelming number of Christian books here.
Barnes & Noble has more than 600 retail stores across the United States. If you don’t have time to visit their local stores, you can always go to their website and order your favorite book.
You can use their search bar to find Christian books. What I do is simply enter “Christian books” as my keyword and presto, I have a long list of inspiring books to read. You can read customer reviews to determine which book is right for you.
If you want to instantly get your book, they have the Nook e-reader version. It is like the Kindle of Amazon. So, it would be a good idea to get your Nook reader as well if you are an avid reader.
Another great marketplace where you can find a lot of books. Again, this isn’t strictly a Christian bookstore, but still, you will find a huge selection of Christian books here.
The nice thing about eBay is the chance of getting a great bargain. You will find people here selling used books but are still in good condition. Some people even sell books in bulk or as a package and you get all those books with the least amount of money.
Just use the search bar of eBay and start finding the right book for you.
Other Christian bookstores near me
Aside from what I have already mentioned, you can also check out FaithGateway. They have a lot of Christian books to choose from.
They have sections for best sellers, books, bibles, bible study, children, and recommended books. To top it all, FaithGateway also serves as an online community for readers and Christians. Thus, you can interact with like-minded people through their website.
Buy your books today
These are just some of the best Christian bookstores that you should never miss. If you think I missed a Christian book store, please let me know by dropping your comments below. 🙂
11 thoughts on “The 10 Best Christian Bookstores You Should Visit Today!”
I agree Christianity is dying, but I wouldn’t say that it is due to increased secularism. More like it served its purpose well and no longer applies since it has been too tarnished, being more than 2000 years removed from its pure source (Christ). Time to break free of old molds.
Christianity, if you compare it from what it was in the first century, has dramatically changed. There’s just too many things that made it too difficult to recognize by God’s standard.
Alex, being a Christian means that u r Christ like. Christianity is not dead. God is alive & anyone who has a relationship with God is alive. Christianity is not a trend or a phase. It doesn’t go out of style.
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Hi Linda! Perhaps he is saying that it is dying in a sense that a lot of people are stop attending church.
I agree, being a Christian and all its teaching never goes out of date.
Let me see if I understand you correctly. You are essentially saying that we should abandon modern medicine, because the concept has been weighed down by centuries of baggage. However, be it medicine or theology, some people take an active part in their physical and/or spiritual well-being. Even if you just leave it up to your doctor or pastor, they benefit from those accumulated centuries of data when ministering to your needs. You can’t just say that none of this stuff applies just because you are too uninvolved to read it.
I’m not sure where you read that we should abandon modern medicine?
Christianity is a relationship with God made available through Jesus’s sacrifice and sealed by the Holy Spirit.. .. it you see it as something from 2000 years ago that tells me that your relationship with God is dead.. end of story.. you can go on believing whatever about it… but that is the bottom the line.. and doesn’t change the fact that Lord is sitting at the right had of God, even as you read this…
Thanks. This list helped me being I have a book out and wanted to find some places that connect with. A big help.
To find your nearest locally owned Christian bookstore and support small businesses instead of giant online retailers
Thanks for adding your link here, Donna. 🙂