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Abednego Book Shoppe
We are a unique bookstore; the largest Book Trade Center in the tri-counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. We have over 2 million books in our store fronts and warehouses.

We have a store-within-a-store called Books for Cooks that has thousands of all types of cook books. We have one of the largest inventories of new, used and rare Christian books in the Western States. We have a staff with a combined book industry knowledge of 112 years. We have shipped to over 90 countries. No place is too far away for us to locate a special book and ship it to you.

The name Abednego was selected for our store name due to a Bible passage in Daniel 1:17. NKJV As for these four young men, (Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego), God gave them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom. . We at Abednego Book Shoppe and Bank of Books , our sister store, have literature of all genre, both used and new. Our Bank of Books store has been voted #1 Independent Bookstore of Ventura County for the last 7 years. Their website is

Recently, one of our customer wrote saying; "What a great bookstore. The best bookstore I've ever been in and I am a book geek." . (Thank you Anthony Hopkins).

Bank of Books will soon house the Erle Stanley Gardner Museum and an Art Gallery in their bottom floor of the bookstore.

Clarey Rudd has helped setup, run or own over 19 bookstores from Southern, Central and Northern California: coast to desert. The joy he finds in having quality stores and serving the community and people world wide keeps him motivated.

Clarey serves on the International Board of Mission Without Borders, The California Literary Art Society and the Downtown Ventura Organization and helped Ventura become an International Book City. He has a personal Bible collection of over 200 different English Translations that will hopefully be part of a Bible Museum someday.

Clarey and his wife, Debby have enjoyed 30+ years of marriage
and together with their three daughters opened Abednego Book Shoppe in 1998.

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Store Hours:
Abednego Book Shoppe
Open seven days a week.
Monday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
and Sunday, 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bank of Books
Open seven days a week.
Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
and Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.