Awakened mind | Stirred heart
Open Sundays: 9 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., first Saturdays: 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Every book is carefully selected by St. Paul pastors, staff, and avid St. Paul readers. Books are priced below retail, without sales tax.
Awaken your mind and stir your heart with current and classic Christian books of enduring significance. You’ll find home devotional materials, Bibles, and scriptural resources. Helpful books focus on Lutheranism, spirituality, prayer, family, and life’s circumstances. Vibrant children’s books and adult fiction abound too.
Gifts for global justice
The Book Corner is committed to stocking gifts and products that provide fair income for the world’s poor. Fairly-traded handicrafts from around the world come to us through two networks of artisans:
Self-sufficiency for poor and unemployed women is the goal for the Women’s Bean Project, specializing in bean soups and salsas. The Blue Chair granola lends a hand to Tennessee women recovering from abuse and addiction.
You’ll taste justice too. Gourmet coffee, tea, and chocolate are provided through the Fair Trade Coffee Project of Lutheran World Relief. Your purchase ensures that more of the money you spend on coffee reaches the farmers who actually grow it. Fair Trade coffee is a simple solution that means the difference between surviving and not surviving for small-scale coffee farmers.
Other vendors provide distinctive gift items that are expressive of a grace-centered life, including St. Paul apparel, created by Handicapped Development Center.
The Book Corner stocks greeting cards that carry messages of encouragement, consolation, joy, and celebration. You’re not likely to find these vendors in any other Quad-Cities location. All cards are priced below retail and without tax.
All St. Paul Reads
All St. Paul Reads is encouragement for all to read and talk about a single book title in the same year. The Book Corner sponsors this annual movement in community, reading, and faith. On a mid-winter evening, everyone’s invited to a meal followed by spirited book discussion.
All St. Paul Reads 2017: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Just Mercy – a story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice – is the 2017 All St. Paul Reads book.
The author, Bryan Stevenson, was a young lawyer when he received one of his first cases involving the death penalty. The case was that of Walter McMillian, who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machinations, and legal brinksmanship – and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.
In 2017, the event will take place on Thursday, February 9, 6-8 p.m. Tami Mahl, a St. Paul member and lawyer, will share her experience working on a death penalty case early in her legal career. The death penalty was eventually set aside for a sentence of life in prison. And, a portion of the case was successfully argued before the U.S. Supreme Court – Tami was one of the lawyers present for the arguments.
Just Mercy is available for purchase for $10 in the St. Paul Book Corner.
Book Corner: Karen Holden