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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.
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 Beautifully Made Fair Trade, dZi, Lucuma, Mira Fair Trade, Muichic, Swahili African Modern, Unique Batik, Venture Imports, Wireworx, 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 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.
19th Annual All St. Paul Reads
Thursday, February 24, 2022, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
The 2022 book selection is Little Faith by Nickolas Butler
The evening will consist of dessert and discussion surrounding the book, Little Faith by Nickolas Butler, together with a guest speaker. Sign up HERE or outside the Book Corner.
Little Faith synopsis
“In this moving new novel from celebrated author Nickolas Butler, a Wisconsin family grapples with the power and limitations of faith when one of their own falls under the influence of a radical church.”
We have stepped back to fiction for ASPR 2022. This is the All Iowa Reads 2021 selection. (The book is very reminiscent of Ordinary Grace, our 2015 ASPR choice.)
Book Corner: Karen Holden