Toronto M4Y 3G2, ON Canada
Anglican Book Centre
Publisher, Distributor, and Bookshop
The Anglican Book Centre is a wholly owned and operated ministry of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada. ABC is constituted by canon (church) law to publish, distribute, and sell a wide variety of books, resources, and products through its retail bookshop, and is mandated to be a self-supporting service to the church and the general public.
In continuous operation since 1900 (we started as the General Board of Religious Education) ABC is the oldest bookstore in Toronto, and one of the largest bookstores in the Anglican Communion. Internationally recognized for its outstanding selection of books, church goods, and giftware, ABC's bricks-and-mortar store is located in Church House, the offices of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada, in downtown Toronto. We have more than 20,000 titles in stock on the broadest range of topics important to the Christian reader. From the new inquirer, the spiritual sojourner, the longtime church-goer to the advanced theologian and scholar, ABC has the resources to meet their need. "From the best books to the Good Book, ABC has something for you!"
Our website endeavours to bring this selection to those individuals who cannot conveniently visit our store in Toronto. Although comprehensive in books and church supplies, there are many gift, jewellery, and other products that we have in our bricks-and-mortar store that are not yet in our virtual store. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our customer service representatives if you cannot find what you need on this site.
ABC Publishing is the voice of Canadian Anglican authors, as well as the church itself, serving the publishing needs of the Anglican Church. Important liturgical and service books, such as the Book of Common Prayer, Book of Alternative Services, and our new hymn book, Common Praise are developed to serve the needs of the church. ABC Publishing also develops many other books and resources for church leaders and believers in both Anglican and other traditions and denominations. Path Books provide practical spirituality for everyday living. While many of our books are written by Anglicans, readers of all traditions will find much to inspire and encourage them on their spiritual journey.
ABC provides wholesale distribution services for both our own publishing programs, and for a number of publishers and manufacturers in the U.S. and the U.K. These publications and products are available to readers from ABC directly, and also through other bookstores and church-supply shops throughout Canada. Bookstores interested in purchasing these lines on a wholesale basis are invited to contact ABC Distribution to establish wholesale trade terms.
ABC Distribution is honoured to provide services to the following distinguished firms. All their products and publications are featured on this web-site and in our store, or you may visit their own web-sites.
The Alban Institute
The Columba Press
Word Among Us
The Hermitage Art Company
Although Anglican in our origins and outlook, ABC is ecumenical in our approach to our selection of merchandise, our staffing, and our service.
For more information please visit the website.