Open Sundays: 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m., first Saturdays: 5-6:30 p.m.; first Wednesdays: 5-6:30 p.m.
Awakened mind | Stirred heart
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 2018: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Thursday, February 8, 6-8 p.m.
In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. Evicted is the winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
Evicted is available for purchase in the St. Paul Book Corner for $12.
Book Corner: Karen Holden