You aren't supposed to study Torah or even think about Torah thoughts while in a place of uncleanliness, such as the bathroom. (See here and here.)

But what about a catalog that sells seforim such as ArtScroll? Could you read something like that in the bathroom, since your primary reason for looking at it is so you could buy a Torah book?

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    Does it have torah printed in it - e.g. photos of pages of the seforim?
    – Loewian
    Commented Sep 5, 2017 at 17:37
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    Perhaps this sounds "trivial", but if you're not allowed to even "think Torah thoughts", and you're looking at a catalog that lists Torah books, and you're thinking of buying a book ... aren't you thinking Torah thoughts, already? Or, do you just like looking at random pictures of books?
    – DanF
    Commented Sep 5, 2017 at 17:42


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