“Buy the truth, and sell it not”
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.”
This is the mother-Google of all books. If its not on here, its not available on the web. BookFinder will also find the seller with the lowest price for you.
This is the most convenient place to find most books. Note that you can search for a particular author or publisher that you like and then sort the results by lowest price. Sometimes you can find great used books going for just a couple dollars plus $4 shipping.
New Books – Bookstores
Always start here for new puritan and reformed books. They usually have the lowest prices for all that they sell. The selection is phenomenal. They are also the distributor for Soli Deo Gloria Publications, every book of which you should own.
Reprints a lot of quality New England puritan works.
Reprinted some of the best commentaries on scripture from the 1800’s. Very well constructed volumes. Preachers especially should buy up as many of their commentaries as possible.
Small selection focusing on the 1600’s Scots. Everything they print is gold. The second reformation in Scotland (1638-1660) was the high point of reformed Christianity.
Newer and smaller publisher that reprints classic puritan and reformed works
Continually reprinting edifying puritan works that have never been reprinted before. Run by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon, the author of the highly recommended website A Puritan’s Mind, as well as the The Puritan Board, a discussion forum for the puritan-minded.
PurJoy is an independent bookshop specializing in Reformed theology (especially the Puritans), nature, science, and history — all things magnifying the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. We also feature books about the Christian’s response to suffering; “Consider it pure joy, . . . whenever you face trials of many kinds” (James 1:2 NIV). It is our deepest desire to share with you God’s majesty and character!
What to look for in Used Books
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Used Books – Bookstores
Probably the largest online store for used books.
Antiquarian books. Specializes in reformed and puritan works from the 1500’s, and 1600’s, and Bibles. Most of what he has is not on his website. If you are looking for something in particular, email him. Dr. Lachman sells antiquarian books for just under what is a fair value for them. Most other antiquarian dealers sell books on Ebay and Amazon for five to ten times as much as him.
Has a lot of hard to get items. Sign up for his antiquarian theology email list. Ships out of the U.K. Note that the £ is (depending on the market) roughly $1.50. Also be aware of shipping.
This is the best place to buy hard to get Scottish theology (the best kind). Sign up for his used book email lists. Ships out of Scotland. (Note £’s and shipping)
Family used bookstore out of the U.K. Also has a weekly used email list. (Note £’s and shipping)