Here I go...flogging a dead horse again! Many of my readers will know how disappointed I was when our local Christian bookstore CLOSED for good.
Through no fault of their own, Jim and
Susan Rose had to lock the door for the last time. Changing
times? Different consumer buying habits? Failure of local Christians
to support a business that warranted their patronage? All of the above!
Many times since then I've been in the Market Plaza and fondly
remembered the good times I'd spent in Emmaus Family Books. Meeting old
friends! Chatting with Jim or Sue or their daughters! Buying a CD,
book or a card! Often I'd think of someone who needed an encouraging
word. I'd drop by the store and pick up a nice Dayspring card...not
available anywhere else. Sure, I could order it online or drive to
Toronto to purchase a card. But I needed it right away. Sorry...store
Easter will be here in another week. I'd like to pick
up some Dayspring cards. Even just one for my mother or my wife or that
struggling person I met on the street.
I can drive to Cobourg
to visit my friend Paul Wilkinson at Searchlight Books. They are still
open...thank God. But driving down there for one card?
Who says Christian bookstores are no longer relevant? NOT ME!
If you still have a Christian bookstore...SUPPORT IT! PLEASE!!!