General guidance on starting a bookstore for the first time is coming soon. In the meantime, you can use this partial list of publishers and distributors to begin selecting inventory. You may also be interested to read about the Agia Sophia line of bookstores and coffee shops linked below.
Publishers & Distributors
Ancient Faith Publishing, IN
Life & Light Publishing, MN
Holy Cross Seminary Press, MA
St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, NY
Holy Trinity Jordanville, NY
St. Tikhon’s Seminary Press, PA
Uncut Mountain Press, WA
St. Nektarios Press, WA
St. Herman Monastery, CA
Protecting Veil Press, CA
Coffee & Orthodox Books
A winning combination! It also takes a clear vision, capital, staff and a dedicated parish, or group of parishes, that view it as an evangelistic ministry. Listed here are the websites of the three Agia Sophia coffee shops, which are successful and ready to help those seeking to begin a similar ministry:
Agia Sophia Colorado Springs – the Original!
Agia Sophia Harrisburg, PA – the second!
Agia Sophia Steubenville, OH – the third!