CTS honors the power of the written word with one of the most comprehensive seminary bookstores in the nation. Much more than a source of textbooks, the CTS Bookstore—located in the main seminary building--is an educational resource for Christian thought.
With nearly 8,000 titles, the Bookstore’s wide selection embraces virtually every viewpoint. In addition to traditional topics such as theology, biblical studies, church history, ethics, pastoral care, homiletics, worship, leadership, education and spirituality, you’ll find the latest works on philosophy, gender studies, psychology, Judaica, Africana, Latino/Latina, religion and the arts, and world religions.
The CTS Bookstore is open to both students and the general public. Our staff can help with any questions and special orders. You can also order textbooks online.
- Monday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
- Tuesday: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm [closed from chapel from 11:30 am-12:30 pm]
- Thursday: 9:00 pm-4:00 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am-noon
Bookstore hours change with the academic calendar. The CTS Bookstore is closed when the seminary buildings are closed: Thanksgiving and the Friday following; Christmas week; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday; Memorial Day; July Fourth; Labor Day.
If the bookstore does not carry a book, staff can tell you promptly if the book is still in print. It usually can be ordered without an advance deposit. Most orders are filled within two weeks. Overnight or second-day delivery incurs additional shipping costs. For special orders, please email. Please provide as much information as possible, such as the book title, author, publisher and ISBN.
Ask about special discounts for frequent buyers or collectors.
Churches and other nonprofit organizations may set up tax-exempt charge accounts. In most cases, the account can be used on the same day. Faculty, staff and students enrolled in any CTS degree program are assigned an account number that may be used for book purchases. It must be paid in full by the end of each semester. The bookstore also accepts almost all credit and debit cards, checks and cash.