Christian Book Shop Talk is part of Paul Wilkinson’s Thinking Out Loud network of blogs. Paul and Ruth own and operate Searchlight in Cobourg. Once a chain of three stores, hard work and determination are keeping our remaining store open against the odds.
Major Publishers: Review copies of nationally distributed books are always welcome, and are reviewed on both this blog and my primary blog, Thinking Out Loud (see link list at right.) But don’t send me books just because I have blogs; please remember that retailers are the hand that feeds you. If the retail machinery — in whatever form — breaks down, you have a problem; so be generous with review copies with my fellow retailers. Their enthusiasm towards your products feeds your family.
Canadian authors: Time does not permit us to review every book we’re offered, but if your book is available through Ingram or Send the Light or a Canadian distributor, send us your info and we’ll reproduce the cover image and publisher blurb here. Since we have no way of knowing who you are and where you’re coming from in a spiritual sense, please indicate that you are connected to a local church that we can use a point of reference.
If this blog has helped you out in some way that you want to respond to financially, you can phone Searchlight at 800 210 5661 from 10 AM to 5 PM weekdays EST, and inform whoever answers that you’re calling to make a credit card donation to the bookstore blog. Full name/address info required, but we’re not a charity so we can’t receipt you for tax purposes.