You can't beat a local christian bookshop for bibles; courses; books on everything christian, church and God; crosses for walls, shelves, necks and more; cards; music and good old fashioned advice. It is the latter which I especially value in Quench at Holme Grange Craft Village in Wokingham (and no they haven't sponsored me, and no they don't know I'm writing this).
I went in today to buy a few things:
1 - my lent course book
2 - Rachel's first cross necklace which I will give her at Eastr
3 - a standing cross for my study which I can use at prayer meetings etc
Well I got all those things, but I also got a whole load more. I got a warm welcome, a chat about my ministry since I last went in before christmas, a few laughs and the knowledge that my purchases keep a valuable local business in the business of selling books and providing a mission point in the community.
If you have a christian bookshop near you please support it, they are an invaluable resource in the high street.