Searchlight Christian Resources
|SEARCHLIGHT CHRISTIAN BOOK OUTLET||We’re the store that other stores get their bargain books from! If you’re into Christian books, it’s definitely worth the drive to Cobourg. Over 80% of our book intake is sale priced titles, all of which are hand-picked just for you.|
While other stores like ours are no longer around, somehow we’re still here! If you love books, come for a visit; you never know what you’ll find.
We are an extension of the local Church; the Church in the marketplace.
WELCOME to Searchlight Christian Books. We’re located at 884 Division Street in Cobourg which is about halfway between Oshawa and Belleville just a minute (four quick traffic lights) south of the 401. Our store is a full service Christian Bookstore, that is, we carry everything the big stores have, maybe just not so many copies. We’ve been in Cobourg for 18 years now, but the business history of Searchlight goes back another 20 years before that.
But we’re also a Christian book outlet store. About 80% of the books we receive are red-tagged bargain books, consisting of a mixture of publisher overstock and remainders. That means about half of our sale books are actually still in print at regular price elsewhere. To make the deal even more sweet, we offer an instant rewards program of Buy-4-Get-1-Free (lowest price items in each grouping of five drops out.)
For church libraries we have a program called 20/200/20 which saves your church money on purchases of 20 instock books or $200 worth of instock books; or on orders for 20 titles or orders of $200 or more. For our local churches, we have a program called WebMatch which competes aggressively with the best online sellers have to offer.
Cobourg is a small town, but our store is packed with books. Specialty areas include fiction, family life, marriage and family issues, apologetics, children’s picture books; and we also have a selection of rare, hard-to-find CDs.
This page also contains our Online Notice Board and Events Listings. (Click the banner at the top for all three sections) For those who came looking for directions to the bookstore, or were re-directed from Searchlightbooks.ca here’s a map showing where we are at 884 Division Street in Cobourg. We’re at the very front of the building.
Note: Exit 474 continues to be open during the construction but if there are going to be closings of Highway 401 exit #474 over the next few months the following would apply: If you’re coming from the east, just take the next Cobourg exit #471 and follow Burnham St. aka County Road 18 south to Elgin Street, turn left (east) and backtrack along Elgin to Division St. and then turn right. If you’re coming from the west, watch for signs saying if the other exit is currently closed; if so take exit #474 and follow the same directions. (Otherwise you’ll be stuck on the 401 for 16 km and end up in Grafton.)
PHONE: Give us a call at 905 372 5519 during business hours and we’ll talk you through! Out of area call us on our dime at 800 210 5661.
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4 traffic lights south of westbound 401; 3 traffic lights south of eastbound 401; on left side: 884 Division Street, Unit 102, Cobourg K9A 5V3
Monday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
~ Evenings by appointment ~
Limited handicapped access due to the building design; please knock on the front window for assistance.
For up to date store info visit us on Facebook, look for “Searchlight Christian Books”
For book reviews, scroll down to the bottom of this page and click on “older entries.”
HOMESCHOOLERS: The company that Searchlight gets many of its books from is also the parent company of HomeschoolStore.com. You can order as little as ONE BOOK, not pay shipping charges when you place the order THROUGH US. Searchlight is able to order materials from the following key homeschool publishers, and nearly 100 others!
Not a homeschool parent, but got kids struggling with certain subjects? We can also get you titles from Sylvan Learning Systems and hundreds of other publishers of grade-specific, subject-specific workbooks and supplements. Contact the store by phone or email for more information.
MARCH 7 — WORLD DAY OF PRAYER — This year’s liturgy was written by the women of Egypt. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Cobourg, Friday 7:00 PM
MARCH 22 — UNSTOPPABLE — A men’s breakfast and movie presentation of the Kirk Cameron film at Church on The Hill, Cobourg on Saturday at 10 AM. No specific cost, but a freewill offering will be received. Call 905 372 7342 to RSVP.
MARCH 22 — ANGEL ARMIES CONCERT — A benefit concert for Toshi Summerfield; 7-10 PM Saturday at Cobourg Alliance Church, 1333 Ontario Street, Cobourg. Tickets 647 222 1709.
MARCH 30 — WILL & ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR — Taking place at Grace Church in Port Hope and because the speaker, Andrew Epp from the Mennonite Foundation of Canada, is also the speaker at their morning service, the seminar will run Sunday afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
APRIL 4 – 5 — MISSIONFEST TORONTO — A giant trade show atmosphere featuring representatives of various faith missions serving domestically and overseas with special workshops and seminars. We have a limited number of programs at the store. Event takes place at Global Kingdom Ministries, 1250 Markham Road just south of 401.
APRIL 18 — COBOURG CHURCH NETWORK GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE — The Evangelical churches of Cobourg combine together for a service at 10am at the Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp, approx. 5 km east of Cobourg. Note location change.
APRIL 25 – 26 — EMOTIONALLY FREE — Hope for healing of body, soul and spirit; a mental health conference with Dr. Grant Mullen. Friday 7:30 – 9:00, Saturday 9:30 – 3:00 PM. Living Hope Church, 1 Consumers Place, Peterborough; 705 740 9293. $75 per person including lunch. Register at livinghope.on.ca
Our big news for March is that the author of Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman is back with AHA – Awakening To God’s Truth. I’ve very much enjoyed this book and our stock arrived on Friday. Mention this newsletter offer and save $2
Also new is The Road We Must Travel: A Personal Guide for Your Journey with articles by Francis Chan, Bill Hybels, Eugene Peterson, Tullian Tchividjian, Mark Buchanan, Skye Jethani, Gordon MacDonald, and more.
Casting Crowns new CD and Mark Hall’s new book are both called Thrive. Buy both and save a toonie!
Also, many of our customers have read the book Boundaries by Cloud and Townsend; we now have Beyond Boundaries on sale; paperback reg. $18.99 sale $14.49.
The new Ernie Haase & Signature Sound title is now available on CD or DVD. Save a toonie when you buy both!
If you attended the Love and Respect marriage weekend in Cobourg, we still have lots of Emerson Eggerichs books left. If you attended the Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage weekend in Port Hope, we have another Michael Gungor video in stock. (He has 5 others, but they’re somewhat pricey!)
For those of you whose browser is indicating you’re almost at the bottom of the page, click here for the Searchlight Christian Events listings.
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Our Brockville location is now closed.