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Where Can I Get These Books From?

With the growth of the Internet, there are now many, many, many retailers of both secular and Jewish products on the Internet. This reading list cannot claim to list them all; however, we can identify some of the largest ones. Note that the FAQ makes no claim as to the quality of any of these services. They are likely all good, but the reading list can provide no guarantees.

Secular Services

The following commercial concerns all provide a large selection of books, including a fair selection of Jewish books:

Jewish Retailers

The following retailers all provide a large selection of Jewish books:


The following are publishers of Jewish Music or Jewish texts. You can often order directly from them. There is a list of publishers at Additionally, almost all "mainstream" publishing houses, such as Simon and Schuster (, Macmillan Publishers (, Doubleday (, another division of Random House), Random House (, Harper Collins (, among others, all offer popular Judaica in their catalogs.

Some good publishers that focus specifically on Judaica are:

The following University presses occasionally publish books of Jewish interest:

Specialty Sources

The following vendors and publishers provide books for more narrowly-focused audiences:

[Got Questions?]Our goal is to keep this list useful for its readers. To that end, suggestions of books to add to the list are always welcome. In your suggestion, please be as complete as possible; we need author, title, publisher, publishing date, and ISBN number. We also welcome a one paragraph short summary of why the book is of interest. Please send your suggestions to the FAQ maintainer at

The soc.culture.jewish Reading Lists have associations with and Artscroll. The presence of an Amazon ([Buy At Amazon: URL...]) or Artscroll ([Buy at Artscroll: URL...]) tag on a list item means the item is available from the indicated vendor. There is always the possibility that the items status has changed since the tag was added; in particular, items may have moved to special order, backorder, or on-order status. If you have corrections to the tag, or want to provide a synopsis of the book, please drop a note to

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