About Catholic Books Direct

Our Story

Catholic Books Direct is a family business operated by book lovers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

We use our publishing industry expertise and industry-leading technology to deliver high-quality Catholic Books to retail and wholesale customers at discounted prices.


Why Shop at Catholic Books Direct?

  • Every book is on sale, every day
  • Huge selection from a wide variety of publishers
  • We stock only titles in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Free shipping on all orders over $75
  • Flash sales on popular titles with discounts up to 75%
  • Catholic Book Rewards pay you back for buying Catholic books
  • Bulk discounts available for large orders

Payment Policy

All orders must be prepaid using one of the following payment methods:

  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express credit or debit card using our secure payment processing option
  • PayPal

We do not accept mail orders or telephone orders.


Return Policy

Items purchased may be returned within 30 days of purchase for a full refund.

To allow more time for returns of Christmas gifts, items ordered between November 15-December 25 may be returned within 60 days of purchase for a full refund.

Please contact customerservice@catholicbooksdirect.com for a return authorization number before returning items.


Shipping Policy

Most orders are shipped the same business day or the business day after the order is received. On rare occasions, a shipment may be delayed due to stock availability. In this case, we’ll send you an email and give you an opportunity to cancel the order if you need the item sooner than we can provide it.

To get your books to you as quickly as possible, we sometimes ship directly from a publisher’s warehouse. As a result, the shipping cost in your shopping cart may vary depending on which items you are purchasing.

At present, we are only able to provide shipping within the United States and Canada. While we plan to offer shipping options to a broader range of countries in the future, currently the high cost of international shipping prevents this.

If you are shipping to a correctional facility, please understand that we cannot guarantee timely delivery. While shipments to correctional facilities normally arrive without a problem, in some cases shipments may be returned to us due to policies of the facility in question. (For instance, some facilities disallow hardcover books, or require that all books be shipped directly from the publisher.) If a book is returned to us from a correctional facility, we will refund you for the order, less what you were charged for shipping.


Security Policy

We take online security very seriously. We employ IT experts with experience in high-security software implementation – not only in the retail industry, but also in sensitive industries like government and banking. We conform to or exceed security standards for online purchases.

When you make a credit card purchase from Catholic Books Direct, your card information is transmitted immediately and directly to our bank and is not stored on our systems. Our staff do not have access to your private card information at any time.


Privacy Policy

If you place an order with us, we will collect information from you to facilitate your order, such as your email address, name, address, and contact information. This information is only used for the purposes of fulfilling your order. We do not “spam” and will not share your information with third-parties (except if necessary to fulfill your order — for instance, your address may be provided to the US Postal Service or UPS so they can deliver your books).

If you choose to sign up for our email newsletter, we may send you occasional messages informing you of new books and special discounts. You may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. We do not share our newsletter mailing list with third parties.


For Publishers

Interested in having CatholicBooksDirect carry your catalog? Contact us at info@catholicbooksdirect.com. We’d love to chat!