About Catholic Books Direct

Our Story

Catholic Books Direct is a family owned and operated multichannel book distributor. We’re run by a team of devoted Catholics and book aficonados on the east side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

By operating entirely online, investing in state-of-the-art technology, working closely with our publishing partners, and shipping in volume, we keep our overhead extremely low and pass those savings on directly to our customers.

Why Shop at Catholic Books Direct?

  • Every book is on sale, every day
  • FREE shipping on all orders over $75
  • Huge selection of books from a wide variety of trusted publishers
  • Titles chosen based on conformity with the teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Flash sales on popular titles with discounts up to 75%
  • Catholic Book Rewards points pay you back for buying Catholic books
  • Bulk discounts available for large orders

Shipping Policy

Almost all 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.

If you are shipping to a correctional facility, please understand that we cannot guarantee timely delivery. Please contact the facility in advance to determine their policies regarding book shipments.

Return Policy

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

We do not provide pre-paid return labels except in the case of a damaged book or error on our part (or the shipping carrier’s).

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.

Payment Policy

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

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Discover
  • American Express
  • PayPal

We do not accept mail orders or telephone orders.

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 exceed industry 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.

We request that customers do NOT send us email or voicemail messages containing credit card numbers or other sensitive financial information. For your safety, this information should only be entered on our website where it is processed directly by our bank.

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.