Book Corner

Regular hours for the Book Corner
Sundays, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
First Saturday of each month, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Additional Lenten hours for the Book Corner
Wednesdays: Feb. 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. & 6:30-8 p.m.

Maundy Thursday: April 6
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. & 6:30-8 p.m.
Closed on Good Friday & Easter Sunday

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.

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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, Lucuma, Swahili African ModernVenture Imports, and World Finds.

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 jewelry from ReClassified Treasure.

Greeting cards

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.

Lent 2023

Water & Spirit: Devotions for Lent 2023 highlights readings from the gospel of John from Ash Wednesday to Easter. Explore Jesus’ journey from baptism to the cross and the empty tomb. The pocket-sized book is available for $3, large print for $5.

Consider the Birds
Aligned with the Lenten theme of Feathers of Faith, Lenten Wednesday adult learning discussion will focus each week on one of the birds in Debbie Blue’s book, Consider the Birds. Blue’s close-up look at birds in Scripture is “edgy, scholarly, and shocking”; it reveals poignant life lessons on desire and gratitude, power and vulnerability, insignificance and importance. Bill McKibben has said that Blue’s book reminds us that “the natural world can be an endless source of metaphor and inspiration.” The book is available in the Book Corner for $13.

The St. Paul Book Corner also carries many other books, devotionals, and resources for your Lenten practices.

Book Corner: Andrea Spencer