Have you heard about Catholic Treasures?
‘Tis the season to stock up on your beach reads, no? So I have a GREAT idea. Check out this new online bookstore! “CT” officially launched March 28, 2017 with the promise: “Buy Catholic books directly at a lower cost than Amazon while supporting a faith-centered retailer.”
“A traditional Catholic bookstore with an emphasis on spiritual classics written by saints and Catholic novels written by contemporary authors,” the site is very easy to use and clearly organized by subject, and there is a nice children’s section as well. I immediately spied some of our family favorites such as The Father Brown Reader and My Path To Heaven as well as, well, you know! (Yep, they’re running a great sale on MMPH AND MMPJ right now!)
Although Catholic Treasures is owned and operated by Tumblar House books, they have expanded into retail because, according to their site, “There is such a tremendous wealth of Catholic tradition that is passed down through books. We have a special passion for Catholic novels. There are so many great Catholic novels out there that deserve more attention!” I highly recommend Young Adult novel Seven Riddles to Nowhere by A. J. Cattapan as well as The Birdface Series by Cynthia Toney. I spy a goldmine of authors on our family’s reading wish list! There are some Leslea Wahl, Carolyn Astfalk, AND Theresa Linden titles! Looks like I’ll be placing an order today.
Besides novels, dig around for all your favorite spirituality authors from the precious classics like Sheed and Sheen to contemporaries including Hahn and Kreeft. The site has a growing selection of films, too.
Other publishing houses represented at Catholic Treasures include Ignatius Press, Tan Books, Sophia Press, Pauline Books and Media and, of course, “Molly’s” home Gracewatch Media.
Have you heard of Peter’s Square? I haven’t run into too many friends who have, actually. And this makes me kinda sad. But then again, the company’s 1-year anniversary is this month, so they’re pretty new! It looks like a great site, and I am considering setting up cyber-shop on there myself. One of my Catholic social media buddies Chiara Finaldi interviewed the online Catholic marketplace’s founder David Rummelhoff. That interview was published by Regina magazine and can be read here.
Here are some great points from Chiara’s article to consider:
- Fees are slightly less than Etsy’s.
- Vendors commit to giving at least ten percent of their proceeds to Catholic ministries.
- There is screening to prevent any unwholesome products from being sold. on the site.
- All vendors are Catholic, but the products do not necessarily have to be religious.
- Solidarity. We stand united when we support our Catholic brothers and sisters by purchasing from each other.
I really, really think you should check out Peter’s Square and bookmark it on your browser!
Blessed am I. So, so blessed am I. For God put in my life such a wonderful group of friends. Yes, some of you are friends whose faces and words have been entirely the glowing-rectangle type, but I call you friends, nevertheless.
Today I opened my large glowing rectangle (laptop) to discover my interview by one of my heroes Amy Brooks has been published! (Squee!!!) Check it out:
First thought: Man! Am I really that chatty? Amy, seriously, I apologize for taking up so much of your time, lol!!
Second thought: My goodness I’ve had a weird life! Never saw THAT comin’ when I was 16.
Once again I am just sooooo touched, even if it’s the cybernate kind of touching, by the strength of this community of faith-filled workers for Jesus.
Special thanks to Amy Brooks, mom, author and business woman, empress of the Prayer, Wine, Chocolate super power that is taking the world by storm. She ROCKS, and, besides the link above, you can check her out here:
It’s not too late, right? Can we still find some great Easter-basket-stuffers that won’t get our dental plan cancelled?
I’m throwing together this sharing post because I know a whole bunch of us are in the same
sinking ship BOAT as we scramble to Easter shop while keeping some semblance of Lentitude (I made that up. It’s the attitude we do our best to assume during Lent.) as Holy Week approaches.
So, I’ll go first with posting the obvious. Please click here to order MMPJ direct from my awesome publisher, Gracewatch Media/ Peanut Butter and Grace Books. Not only do they have a nice sale going on with the hardcover edition, but they have made an Easter Bundle if you’re new to the Molly thing: you can get a discount on ordering both MMPH and MMPJ softcovers together.
Hopefully I’ll have some other cute Molly McBride swag coming soon.
Now it’s your turn! I still need to fill my Molly’s (and Sissy’s) Easter baskets. Show me what you are either selling or buying. Include links whenever possible!