About Us

About Israel Bookshop Publications

HeadquartersIsrael Bookshop Publications is a full-service publisher and distributor of Judaica oriented books and products to the wholesale and retail markets.

Israel Bookshop Publications
501 Prospect Street
Lakewood, NJ 08701
Tel: (732) 901-3009
Fax: (732) 901-4012

Our Beginnings
Towards the end of the year 1957, a small Judaica store opened up in Brookline, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. Besides for selling Jewish books, the store offered typewriters, postage stamps – "anything we could sell to help pay the rent!” in the words of Mr. Eli Dovek, founder and proprietor of the bookstore. As the business grew and grew, Mr. Dovek began distributing a wholesale line of books, helping publishers reach the broader Judaica market. This, too, was successful, and Israel Book Shop became known for its honesty, integrity and customer service.

In 1997, Israel Bookshop Publications opened up its doors in Lakewood, NJ, in order to focus exclusively on publishing and wholesale distribution. Since then, the company has grown exponentially, more than quadrupling its product line in the first several years of operation. From a handful of staple products, we now carry a full line of hundreds of wide-ranging and varied titles: from texts to translations, reading books to inspirational titles, children’s books, Halacha books, cookbooks – you name it, it’s in here!


The Present
Israel Bookshop has, thank G-d, become a familiar and recognized name in the Jewish book industry and is the publisher of choice for discerning authors as well as readers looking for quality literature for themselves and their families. With a staff of editors, proofreaders, designers as well as sales personnel and marketers, we are ready and able to shepherd your book project from kernel of inspiration all the way through to publication and placement in bookstores throughout the world.

Readers know that we embrace a variety of viewpoints and the book genres we offer range from serious, scholastic texts and study aids to humorous and light-reading material – and everything in between! Children, teens and adults delight in our colorful selection of books on every topic imaginable.


Looking to the Future
At Israel Bookshop, we look forward with anticipation to the future and the opportunities and challenges that it is sure to bring. As our motto suggests, we strive to be on The Next Page in Jewish Publishing at all times.

We are hard at work actively expanding our author base, and with it, the selection and quality of forthcoming books. We are engaged in converting existing and upcoming books into e-books, and are committed to utilizing the latest technologies available, now and in the future, to satisfy our readership with a plethora of possibilities.

We welcome you into our "family” of authors and readers, and we want to hear from you! Feel free to use the feedback buttons found in both the Reader Center and the Author Center, or simply navigate to the "Contact Us” feature. We take your comments seriously, after all, YOU are the basis our future! We hope to see you there….

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  • Phone: 732.901.3009
  • Toll Free: 888.536.7427
  • Fax: 732.901.4012
  • M-Th:9:30-5:30pm, Fri:9:30-1pm EST
  • 501 Prospect Street
  • Suite #97
  • Lakewood, NJ 08701