Today, of course, is known as “Black Friday”, a day that kicks off the Christmas shopping frenzy. While I have come to despise most of what is associated with this day and weekend (including “Cyber Monday”), I also find it a time when one can pick up some fantastic deals on books, that gift par excellence.
So, as this Friday begins, I will point you to some places where you may find some good deals. If you are signed up for book newsletters, you will already receive notices of some of these. If you are not, now might be a good time to do so.
As always, I direct you to Tim Challies’ website, for he gathers the best Christian Kindle deals each day and especially in this time of year. And he usually assembles a list of other Christian publisher deals as well, so keep your eye on that site.
Ligonier is having a $5 sale on over 60 resources this weekend. Check out for link here for that list.
Christianbook.com is having a good sale, including free shipping. You have to wade through a lot of fluff to get to the good stuff, but it can be worth your while (or go directly to the solid sections).
Grace & Truth Books is participating in Black Friday sales (plus free shipping) and has some very good children’s books especially.
Cumberland Valley Bible and Books Store (CVBBS) is having a special end-of-year sale, including an extra 10% off everything.
The Reformed Free Publishing Association is having a special inventory reduction sale (30-60% off), besides special prices on their brand new books.
Also, don’t forget that Saturday is Small Business Shopping Day, which includes your local book stores. Support Baker Books, Parable (Kregel), Reformed Book Outlet, and Schuler Books in this time of year too. They have things you can’t find on Amazon and the Internet. And you can’t get a good cup of coffee or hot chocolate from cyberspace. 🙂
Have fun, get some good deals, be a good steward, and encourage reading this Christmas!
P.S. I nearly forgot, but the PRC Seminary Bookstore also has some great deals (at all times!) on new and used books, including RFPA books. Plus, we have the latest Hope Heralds CD (2016, as well as previous years) and Voices of Victory (quartet) CDs, including their new one (2016, and previous years).