Book Corner hours:
Sundays: 8:30 a.m.-12:15 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. A copy of each new book is donated to the church library.
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, life’s circumstances, and contemporary issues. 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 networks of artisans like 10,000 Villages and SERRV International, as well as dZi,
Self-sufficiency for poor and unemployed women is the goal for the Women’s Bean Project, specializing in bean soups and salsas. Out of the Blue 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 Equal Exchange and 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, beautiful bath and body products from Agrow’s House and batiks from Empower Tanzania.
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 2019: The Boys in the Bunkhouse
The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland is the 2019 All St. Paul Reads book. In 2019, this dinner and discussion event will take place on Thursday, Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m. In the tiny farm town of Atalissa, Iowa, dozens of men, all with intellectual disability and all from Texas, lived in an old schoolhouse. Before dawn each morning, they were bussed to a nearby processing plant, where they eviscerated turkeys in return for food, lodging, and $65 a month. They lived in near servitude for more than 30 years, enduring increasing neglect, exploitation, and physical and emotional abuse. New York Times writer and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the men, and the heroic efforts of those who helped them to find justice and reclaim their lives.
The Boys in the Bunkhouse is available for purchase for $10 in the St. Paul Book Corner. Click HERE to sign up for All St. Paul Reads.
Book Corner: Karen Holden