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At the direction of the CDC, governor, and Yale University, we have temporarily closed the YDS Bookstore due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will extend until at least May 1st, 2020. Orders placed during this time cannot be shipped or picked up until we reopen.

The Bookstore Team is still working remotely, and you can always reach us by email at We are here to help anyway we can, from arranging later ship dates, providing recommended readings, or just being someone to talk to during this difficult time. We appreciate your patience and understanding—and please know that we miss you all so much. Be safe and stay healthy!



The SBS is your textbook source for all Divinity School courses as well as occasional courses offered through other University departments. All information for textbook sales will be posted in the Student Book Supply as well as on this site.

Currently in the State of Connecticut there is no sales tax on textbooks for registered students at accredited institutions. What that means to you is that we can offer you an exemption on your required textbooks once your ID is validated for the current semester. Also, in order for us to meet reporting requirements, only titles listed on the textbook list published by the SBS can be considered "textbooks."

During the textbook rush period there is always a staff member to personally assist you in finding the textbooks that you need as well as to offer experienced advice on which optional texts to purchase.

Links to textbook lists from this and previous years: