About Archives Books


Who are we? 

The Archives has been buying and selling academic theological books for 40 years. Our staff has graduate degrees in theology and related subjects. We also partner with Wipf & Stock Publishers in Eugene, Oregon.  


What do we sell? 

We buy books in biblical studies, theology, philosophy, and related reference books. We have a broad working knowledge of academic books in religious studies.


Do you sell new books? 

We no longer special order or sell new books, but we now distribute educational books in good condition to schools internationally. These books are in good useable condition with few marks and little damage.


Do you sell used books? 

We buy theology books by selecting better quality used books for internet sales and other books for donations. Good books are clean, without markings except for the previous owners inscription. Other exceptions are slight shelf wear, dings, slight fading, and minimal pencil notes. All BINDINGS must be in good reusable condition.



What are the store hours of operation? 

In February 2020, we closed our location in Pasadena. Our only contact with you is through this website. You can contact us by texting or calling 626.797.4756 or emailing [email protected] We will respond as we can, usually within 24-72 hours. If you plan a trip to the Pasadena area, call ahead for an appointment.