Saturday, March 21, 2009

Faith 'n Fiction Saturday - Christian Bookstores

My friend Amy is the host for Faith 'n Fiction Saturday. She poses the questions and we try to answer them. If you're interested, check it out here.

Today's topic is:
While books and bookstores in general are suffering, Christian bookstores are suffering even more in this economy. Do you have a Christian bookstore that you shop at? Why don't you tell us about your local Christian bookstore and the benefits that it offers. If you don't shop at a Christian bookstore, then please tell us where you get your books, music, and other Christian gift items.

My Response:
I'm fortunate enough to live close to two Christian bookstores. One is named Truth, and although they seem to be a bit pricey, they always have a great sale table chocked full of books, most with the black mark on the bottoms. I've picked up some goodies for as little as $2.99. Of course, those were a few years old.

Lifeway is the second Christian bookstore and is by far the best bang for my buck. I love to walk through the door and hear the friendly greeting, while music is playing in the background. They not only have a sale table, but they have an incentive program so that they more you buy, the greater future discount you'll receive. In addition, they have some fabulous decorations for the home. For several years, I have gone after-Christmas shopping. I buy cards, wrapping paper, and this past year, a gorgeous nativity scene. I have a 24" set of pilgrims that I bought there a couple of years ago that really help set the tone in my home for Thanksgiving.


Anonymous said...

Those sound like two very good stores. My depressed little town (Saginaw, MI) doesn't offer much at all like what you have. Enjoy!

BTW, I LOVE your Granny "Would it kill ya to comment?" button - lol.

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ladystorm said...

ooh I love a good book

Nise' said...

I love those bargain tables too! We don't have a Lifeway store close.

Sherrylinn said...

Our local store closed down last year, and they, too, always had bargain tables. I really miss them. While we have Hastings and Borders, their Christian sections leave a lot to be desired.

Amy said...

I love Lifeway! Unfortunately there isn't one close to me.

bigguysmama said...

That's awesome to have those 2 bookstores near you. Sounds like Lifeway is fantastic!

Mimi B
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