Where to Buy Christian Books and Resources During COVID-19

Over the past few weeks, Canadian provinces have been shutting down non-essential businesses in an attempt to decrease the spread of COVID-19. As a result, the pandemic is hurting in-store traffic for many retailers — including Christian bookstores.

As we abide by social distancing guidelines to stay home, books suddenly feel more vital than ever, and booksellers by their very nature are resilient and creative folk. All across Canada, Christian bookstores are coming up with new ways to serve their customers and communities, from ramping up their online shopping platforms and delivery service, to re-positioning their social media channels as a space for recommending the perfect books for those in self-isolation. Many stores are also offering shipping discounts and promotions that you will want to take advantage of. Now is an ideal time to support your local Christian bookstore. Click below to visit and support some of our Canadian Christian retailer friends and to find a new book to enjoy in this season!

EAST COAST

The Lighthouse Bookstore Lighthouse Bookstore – Fredericton, NB

In compliance with the State of Emergency issued on March 19th by the Government of New Brunswick, the store is now CLOSED to the public and only offering delivery of orders. You can call the store between 9am – 1pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. They offer nationwide shipping. Shop online 24/7  at www.lighthousebookstore.ca

Sonshine Books & GiftsSonshine Books & Gifts – O’Leary, PE

Sonshine is presently closed to walk-in customers in accordance with PEI Public Health as a non-essential business. However, they are still open for mail-outs! For orders over $50, postage is $10 or less. Send your order to: sonshinebooksandgifts@gmail.com

ONTARIO

Gospel Lighthouse Gospel Lighthouse – 6 Christian Bookstores across Southern ON

Looking for Christian DVDs, Books, Bibles or Life Resources? Right now, Gospel Lighthouse is offering $5.00 shipping/item! Click here to visit their online store. Find your local store:

Living Waters Book & Toy StoreLiving Waters – Elmira, ON

Living Waters book + toy store offers a great online selection of their merchandise. If you are looking to keep your kids busy, Living Waters offers fun crafts and puzzles. Orders above $50 qualify for free shipping. Click here to visit their online store.

Masters Book StoreMaster's Book Store – Haliburton, ON

Masters Book Store offers online, email and telephone ordering with curbside, mail and local delivery. Their homepage lists various recommendation organized into fun categories. Visit their website today!

The Family Christian Bookstore

The Family Christian Bookstore – Burlington, ON

The Family Christian Bookstore is filling online, email, and telephone orders. They are offering quick, contact-free curbside pick up (Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm). Call the store when you arrive and they will put the order in your trunk or leave it in a designated area for you to pick up. They are also offering free local touch-free delivery for orders over $30* (Burlington, Hamilton, Waterdown). Shipping is available if you live outside of this area. Click here to visit their website.

Durham Christian BookstoreDurham Christian Bookstore – Oshawa, ON

Durham Christian Bookstore has a great online platform for online book shopping! It is easy to use and offers a great selection of today’s popular books. Visit their online store today!

Agape Christian MarketplaceAgape Christian Marketplace – Vaughan, ON

While the store is closed for browsing, they are still open for business! Agape Christian Marketplace is taking orders via phone, online and email. They offer free shipping within the GTA for orders over $75 (Orders under $75 are $5 to ship). Current hours: Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm. Click here to visit their online store.

Creation BookstoreCreation Bookstore – London, ON

Creation Bookstore is closed until further notice due to COVID-19 but you are still able to order online. You can also call the store (519-659-2610 or 1-800-366-8004) and leave a message or email info@creationbookstore.ca. Staff will be monitoring incoming orders and will respond to you as soon as possible. If you live in Ontario, they will be happy to ship to you for free if it’s over $50.00 before taxes (some exceptions may apply). Visit their online store!

Cornerstone BookshopCornerstore Bookshop – Toronto, ON

Because of COVID_19,  the store is temporarily closed for browsing, but they are accepting online & phone orders and are offering… FREE Shipping (on orders with a minimum of $39 before tax). This deal is only available within Ontario.

PRAIRIES

Christian Book & RecordChristian Book & Record  – Edmonton, AB

While the store is not open to the public, they are still offering curbside pickup service for online and phone orders, as well as reduced rates for shipping and delivery services. For locals they are offering free in town delivery (min $25). Curbside pickup is available Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. These orders MUST be paid in advance of pickup or delivery. In order to limit contact for the protection of our customers and staff, payments can be made electronically or over the phone. Click here to be directed to their online store.

Shepherd’s FoldShepherd's Fold – Grande Prairie, AB

Shepard’s Fold is offering shipping, free in-town delivery, and curbside pickup. Their homepage offers great book recommendations in a variety of categories; Easter reading, time for faith and family, gifts, and more. Click here to visit their online store!

Hull's Family BookstoresHull’s Family Bookstores – Winnipeg & Steinbach, AB

Hull’s Family Bookstores offer online, email and telephone ordering with curbside pick up and shipping. Their two location have different instructions regarding pick up and have made changes to their Steinbach store. Click here for more information.

Pass the WordPass the Word – Regina, SK

The store is currently available for online and telephone orders only. Also, on their Staff Suggestions page, there are some lists that might help you find products in popular categories more easily. Click here to visit their online store.

Kennedy’s ParableKennedy's Parable –  3 Locations: Saskatoon & Red Deer, AB & Kelowna, BC

Here are the options for all three locations:
1. Online Store (open 24/7)
2. Phone orders
3. Email orders
4. Free Delivery within the Saskatoon, Red Deer & Kelowna (plus surrounding areas).
5. Curbside pick up
6. Shipping anywhere (shipping costs do apply).

WEST COAST

Christian Book and MusicChristian Book & Music – Victoria and Nanaimo, BC

Christian Book and Music carries a wide selection of books, Bibles, videos and DVD’s, Christian music for all ages and in different genres, cards, framed pictures and gift products for all occasions, kid’s products from books to bibles, music videos including Veggie Tales and Adventures in Odyssey, and Church Supplies such as candles, bulletins, certificates, Alpha, VBS and Sunday School curriculum.

House of JamesHouse of James – Abbotsford, BC

House of James will be shipping orders out and arranging for pick ups Monday – Friday, about 10 – 3. You can find a community of book-lovers on their Book Talk Blog. Click here to be directed to their website.

National

BooksforChrist.comBooksforChrist.com

This online store will operate normally with the exception that their local pickup option is not available at this time. Their fulfillment centre will also not be affected by this mandated closure, which allows BooksforChrist.com to maintain its ability to process and fulfill orders as usual. BooksorChrist.com is offering FREE Shipping on orders over $49 in Canada. Visit their website.

BiblesCanada.com

BiblesCanada.com

The Canadian Bible Society offers an online store, with nation-wide shipping. Click here to browse their website.
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