Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Is Joel Goldsmith Bookstore related to Acropolis Books, Inc?  
Yes. Acropolis Books is the parent company and publisher of record for Joel S. Goldsmith’s work. Acropolis Books acquired permission to publish Joel Goldsmith books from the copyright holder: The Estate of Joel Goldsmith, managed by The Infinite Way Office, in California. At the Joel Goldsmith Bookstore and Reading Room, you will find everything that Acropolis Books publishes, as well as the Electronic Search Tool – an online search engine that allows you to search all of Joel Goldsmith’s printed work and recordings by keyword topics, titles, and phrases.
Related resources operated by our friends at The Infinite Way Office: 
Q: Where can I hear Joel Goldsmith recordings?
Please visit the Infinite Way Office website to access all of Joel Goldsmith’s authentic recorded classes.
Q: What are the 'Corresponding Resources' listed for each chapter?
Many of Joel Goldsmith’s books are based on his recorded classwork, which has been preserved in tape, CD, and MP3 formats by The Infinite Way Office in Moreno Valley, CA.
For example, “#159-1 1956 Chicago Closed Class 2:1” means:
• The recording number is 159, Side 1 (#159-1).
• The recording is from the 1956 Chicago Closed Class.
• The recording is Tape 2, Side 1 for the 1956 Chicago Closed Class (2:1).
To learn more about the recordings, or to purchase or stream the audio files, please visit the Infinite Way Office website.
Q: Are all Joel Goldsmith books available as e-Books?  
Yes. All our titles (not including pamphlets) are available as e-Books for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, and Apple Books for Apple devices. We do not sell e-Books on this website, but we do provide links to the other online sellers at the bottom of each book detail page. Alternatively, you may enjoy a subscription to our Virtual Library, where you can read all of Joel's books and pamphlets for $9.99 per month.
Q: Can I download books from the Virtual Library?
No. You may only enjoy the Virtual Library books on your computer or mobile device with a wireless or broadband connection.
Q: Where else can I order Joel Goldsmith books?
You may wish to support your local independent bookstore. Most bookstores have access to our titles and would be happy to place an order for you. If you are ordering within the US, consider DeVorss & Company. You will also find our printed books on most Amazon websites,,, and many others. Our e-Books are available from Amazon for Kindle, Barnes and Noble for Nook, and Apple Books for Apple devices. Consider our subscription service to the Virtual Library if you would like complete online access to all of Joel Goldsmith's books.
Q: Why does my Joel Goldsmith book look different than the one you are selling?
In 2017 Acropolis Books modernized printing methods to print-on-demand distribution as part of its mission to preserve Goldsmith's mystical literature. At that time Acropolis Books refreshed the cover artwork of most of its titles, and added a seal of authenticity. If your book was published by Acropolis Books before 2017, it will likely have a different cover than the edition sold on this website.
We are sometimes asked about Goldsmith books that appear on retailer web sites from other publishers. Acropolis Books and DeVorss & Company are the only publishers who currently hold legal rights from the copyright holder to publish Joel Goldsmith’s print books, and Acropolis Books alone holds the rights to publish Goldsmith's e-Books. These publishers take great care to ensure that the print books and e-Books are true to the originally published versions. If you are uncertain about a specific publisher, you may want to contact that publisher directly to inquire about the basis for their publishing rights.
Q: How do I review a book?
Each book detail page has a space at the bottom of the page for reviews. These reviews come from and are specific to each book. If you would like to include your review, click on our green "Write a Review" button. This will take you to where you can leave a review. You will need an Amazon account, but it is not necessary to have purchased your book on Amazon in order to leave a review.
What you will see on our website.
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Q: How do I subscribe to the Reading Room?
Subscribing is easy! Just go to our Membership Options page, choose the membership level that is right for you, and click the yellow subscribe button. Membership to the Study Series is free. The Virtual Library membership costs just $9.99/mo and comes with full access to 70+ Joel Goldsmith publications. As a member of the Reading Room, you agree to receive occasional emails regarding updates and news about the Joel Goldsmith Bookstore and Reading Room.
Q: How do I upgrade my subscription?
When you are logged in, you will see which features are included in your subscription at the bottom of the Membership Signup page. If you are subscribed to the free Study Series and want to join the Virtual Library, just click the SUBSCRIBE button in the Virtual Library membership column.
Q: How do I unsubscribe to the Reading Room?
First log in to your account by clicking Login on the top menu bar. Then click on your name to open up your account information. Click Membership on the left menu of the popup, and then click Cancel next to your membership. Paid memberships will continue to be valid through the current period but will not renew unless you choose to reactivate your account.
Q: How do I read Virtual Library books?
Login to your membership account, go to "The Reading Room" menu item, and choose "Virtual Library." Find the title you want and click the cover to open the book in a new browser tab. Virtual books are only accessible through this website with a subscription, and require an active internet connection. Read more about how to use the books here.
Q: Can I bookmark my place in a Virtual Library book?
No. At this time we do not offer the ability to place a bookmark. We suggest that you leave the book open in your browser tab so you can return to it later.
Q: Can I download books from the Virtual Library?
No. You may only enjoy the Virtual Library books on your computer or mobile device with a wireless or broadband connection.


Q: Where is my order?
We can help you if you purchased directly from this website. Most orders arrive within two weeks from when they are processed. Each order will be confirmed by email, and that email will show a date range for your expected delivery. If you are in that date range window and still have not received your books, please write to us at and include your order number. We respond to queries Monday – Friday, between 9am and 5pm PST. We are closed for major US holidays.
Q: How do I return a book?
Because our books are printed on demand, we are unable to accept returns; however, if your order arrives damaged or is unreadable, we will replace it or give you a store credit.
Q: How much does shipping cost?
  • USA: Free shipping.
  • Much of Europe & UK: Free shipping.
Q: Can I buy books directly from this website?
Yes! You can now order directly from Orders are received and processed Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm PST. Orders made before 12pm will be processed same day. Orders made after 12pm will be processed the following business day.
Q: Can I order books over the phone?
Yes! You can now order books over the phone by calling (503) 688-3478 between 9am and 5pm Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday. Closed major US holidays.
Q: Does this site fill international orders?
Yes, to some countries, but not to all. Countries included in the dropdown list below are those that we do not ship to. Check with your local bookstore to find out if they can order the books you want. If you are having difficulty obtaining printed copies of our books, you may wish to subscribe to our Virtual Library and enjoy access to the complete library of all Joel Goldsmith books.
We do not ship directly to the following countries. If your country is in this list, please read the above suggestions:
Q: Do you offer group rates and volume discounts?
Please contact us directly if you wish to inquire about discounts on large orders
Q: Do you offer gift certificates?
Not at the moment, but it is something we may add in the future.


Q: I am a group leader. May I have an examination copy of one of your books for a future group study?
Please contact for inquiries. We encourage our books being used in any group endeavor and will be pleased to assist you.
Q: I am a bookseller outside of the U.S.  Am I able to purchase your books for resale?
Please contact for inquiries of this nature.
Q: May I publish quotations from your books?
We are generally pleased to give permission for use of shorter excerpts from Joel’s books. Please contact to request permission. See Compliance section below.
Copyright Compliance
Acropolis Books, Inc. is the publisher of record for all but three of the books in the Joel Goldsmith collection.
Consistent dedication to the preservation and protection of the original, authentic, and unadulterated works of Joel S. Goldsmith has earned Acropolis, and by connection, the Joel Goldsmith Bookstore and Reading Room, a reputation for integrity. Whenever you purchase anything from us, you can depend on its authenticity. Likewise, full respect and compensatory consideration has been accorded to the copyright holder, the Estate of Joel Goldsmith.
Anyone who seeks to use published material from the collection of Joel Goldsmith is obligated to ask permission of the publisher. Posting material online on blogs, websites, or video channels, requires the permission of the publisher. Reprinting published material without the consent of the publisher constitutes copyright infringement, whether inside the U.S. or internationally, due to copyright law subscribed to by countries participating in the Berne Convention.
Without the publisher’s permission, it is a violation of the copyright protections to:
  • Create and circulate reproductions of published books
  • Reproduce excerpts or chapters of books
  • Publish new translations
Please contact with your requests. As part of our agreement with the Estate of Joel Goldsmith, we are responsible for protecting the copyrights on all of Joel’s publications. We ask your help to ensure the integrity of the message and the continuation of our rights as the publisher.