Saturday, March 21, 2009
Faith 'n Fiction Saturday
My Friend Amy, who brought us Book Blogger Appreciation Week has a new carnival in the works, the Faith 'n Fiction Saturday.
Each week she will post a blogging prompt, which participating bloggers will answer on their own blogs. Then they head back to the original post and sign Mister Linky! This way we can all come to know each other more closely.
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 if 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.
Since moving up to the Northern Virginia area, I've only found one Christian book store, Family Christian, in Dulles, VA but I've only been there once and I haven't bought anything. I do go sometimes to the Family Christian store that is back in my hometown. Usually though, I only buy from there if I'm buying a gift for someone else. I only get stuff for myself if it's on sale, but it is nice to see the rows of Christian fiction (although the shelves do tend to be only filled with the popular authors). I do like the store in Bristol, VA, Christian Book Warehouse. The store carries discount Christian book, mostly with remainder marks, but the selection is huge, and the prices are great. I've gotten many Christian fiction books from there, from $6.99 or less. The store also has a great music section as well. Lately though, I've been buying new books from online stores, like Amazon or Christianbook.com.