Book Corner

Shopping the Book Corner:

Please email for over-the-phone shopping with curbside pickup. Gratefully – Karen Holden, St. Paul Book Corner Manager

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 Beautifully Made Fair Trade, dZi, LucumaMira Fair Trade, Muichic, Swahili African ModernUnique BatikVenture ImportsWireworx, 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.

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.

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.

A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home is the 2021 All St. Paul Reads book. In 2021, this virtual event will take place on Thursday, February 11, 7-8 p.m. A Map Is Only One Story is available for purchase for $12 in the St. Paul Book Corner. Pick up is available by emailing, or during Book Corner business hours, posted on the website. To help plan for the Feb. 11 virtual conversation, please sign up at

Book Corner: Karen Holden