I have a few shelves of good theology books building up but I was wondering when I see the walls of professors offices, and some theology blogger’s lined with books, how do people build their theological libraries.
Many Theological texts are well north of £30 and certainly many of the bloggers and prof’s must get review copies from publishing companies, I suspect others working in Churches have some form of book budget. But what about everyone else out there?
As Ive mentioned in the past abebooks is an excellent tool for fiding sub-amazon prices. More recently I have also discovered a few smaller second hand theology bookstores, and a blem section on another publishers site, and of course the odd books of interest turns up on ebay now and again.
Last year I was talking to one of the lecturers here at Aberdeen who told us how he got the whole Church Dogmatics series in HB for about 1 dollar each after his University had a donation of truck loads of books from the estate of a recently deceased local bishop. As the library found numerous duplications of texts already in stock they set up a few small book sales with token prices for the younger professors to help them build their libraries. Sounds like a dream come true!
But Id like to know How do you source your books? Where do you find super-cheap second hand theology books?