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.
First Wednesday of the month, 5:30-7 p.m.
Support Women’s Bean Project in the Book Corner
For the entire month of February, buy any two Women’s Bean Project products in the Book Corner (soup or cookie mixes, chocolate-covered espresso beans) and the Book Corner will donate one Women’s Bean Project soup mix to Madison Market.
Women’s Bean Project provides job training and employment to women facing significant barriers to work.
Madison Market is a food pantry that serves Madison Elementary families who need just a bit more. Madison Market is about people caring deeply for one another, and is another way St. Paul honors “so all may eat.” Taste good, share good.
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, Lucuma, Swahili African Modern, Venture 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.
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.
Lenten Devotional book: Gathered Into One
Gathered Into One: Devotions for Lent 2024 provides daily devotions for each day from Ash Wednesday to Easter with an image and passage from First Corinthians. Explore Jesus’ journey from baptism to the cross and the empty tomb.
This accessible and colorful format makes it easy to incorporate a simple Christian observance into your Lenten journey. The pocket-sized book is available in the Book Corner for $3, large print for $5.
The St. Paul Book Corner also carries many other books, devotionals, and resources for your Lenten practices.
All St. Paul Reads 2024
This Other Eden by Paul Harding is the 2024 All St. Paul Reads book. All St. Paul Reads is encouragement for everyone in the congregation to read and talk about a single book title in the same year. In 2024, this dessert and discussion event will take place on Sunday, Feb. 25, 3-4:30 p.m. Childcare will be available.
Inspired by historical events, the book tells the story of Apple Island, off the coast of the United States, where castaways have landed and built a home. Paul Harding brings to life an unforgettable cast of characters who struggle to preserve human dignity in the face of intolerance and injustice.
This Other Eden is available for purchase for $14 in the St. Paul Book Corner. Please RSVP at stpaulqc.org/signups.