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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.

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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.

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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.

Cobourg StoreGPS = -78.1727202,43.9758635,0

GEOCODE = 8GK1M Q9VBG

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

Cobourg Ontario

HOURS –

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.”

For Paul’s blogs visit Thinking Out Loud and Christianity 201.

Searchlight Chart Fall 2013


Top 25 CDs and DVDs February


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!

homeschool vendors

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.


COMING EVENTS:

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  

MAY 3 — ST. PETER’S CHURCH BOOK SALE — One day only this year.

MAY   16 — BOOTH BROTHERS — The popular quartet returns for a concert at Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto.  Friday, 6:30 PM Advance tickets $24. http://www.boothbrotherstoronto.com

STORE NEWS:

Not a Fan author Kyle Idleman is back with AHA – Awakening To God’s Truth.  The book covers the story of The Prodigal Son with fresh insights and applications. 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!)


Make a day of it in Cobourg: Here’s the town’s official tourism website, and the municipal website.  (And two for neighbouring Port Hope: tourism, municipality.)

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.

For the Jesus Music — History of Contemporary Christian Music page at YouTube, click here

For Paul’s Twitter feed: Click here.

Our Brockville location is now closed.


Christian Events in South Central Ontario




Welcome to the Events section (part two) of our online service to our customers and friends. Click the header to see the rest of the site. Searchlight is located at 884 Division Street, Unit 102 in Cobourg, Ontario. K9A 5V3


ONGOING — CELEBRATE RECOVERY — Tuesday nights at 6:30 PM at the Salvation Army, 59 Ballantine Street, Cobourg. 

ONGOING — FRIENDS IN RECOVERY — Monday nights in Port Hope, contact Searchlight for info.


COMING EVENTS:

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

MAY 3 — ST. PETER’s CHURCH BOOK SALE — Annual Cobourg event is one-day only this year!

MAY 14 — FULL GOSPEL BUSINESSMEN’S ASSOCIATION BANQUET — 40th ANNIVERSARY; this month’s event is being held on a WEDNESDAY (note change) at the Garnet Rickard Recreation Centre, on Hwy 2, just west of Bowmanville with ministry by Wayne Gillie and
special music by  Ruth Ann Onley   $15 advance tickets (required) from local Christian bookstores, must be purchased by May 7th.

MAY 10 — TORONTO MASS CHOIR ALBUM RELEASE — see poster below

MAY 16 — BOOTH BROTHERS — The popular quartet returns for a concert at Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto. Friday, 6:30 PM Advance tickets $24. http://www.boothbrotherstoronto.com


 

TMC concert


Coffie Klatch Yard Sale


LPC 2014 Concerts


To our online friends: For nearly 15 years we’ve brought you this Christian events calendar by email, and later online. Unfortunately, online audience fragmentation means that with many internet choices and limited hours in a day, the events listings are not being used to the same degree as when we started. We’ll continue to post local and regional happenings to our store Facebook page as we hear about them.


Searchlight April Specials


Support These Locally Owned Businesses


** Herb’s Plumbing — For home and business plumbing and heating needs- 905 372 8344


** Don Bickle Electric — For residential and commercial electrical needs — 905 342 3200


** Penzoil & Skylight Car Wash — Home of the ten minute oil change! Division Street, Cobourg — 905 377 9632


** Creative Carpentry — Kitchens, baths, decks, small renovations. — 905 377 9318



Got old TV sets, telephones, speakers or computers lying around? You can reduce e-waste and support Silverworks Youth Centre and Northumberland Youth For Christ at the same time. Bring your electronic assortment to the Cobourg Canadian Tire weekdays from 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturdays from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM, and Sundays from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


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Great local interest item: Cobourg’s Churches Over The Life Of The Town by Jim Weller. The book features colour pictures throughout and at $25.00 makes a great gift. Proceeds from the sale go to Northumberland Neighbourlink. UPDATE: To read a review of the book by former Cobourg Mayor Peter Delanty, click here.


Beginnings Pregnancy Care Centre offering a wide range of programs and services throughout Northumberland County.  For more  info please call 905 373 4575 or visit 700 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg


SEARCHLIGHT ON FACEBOOK — We now have our very own SEARCHLIGHT FACEBOOK PAGE. This page is keeping our regular customers aware of major new releases as they arrive on the sales floor, as well as special promotions. (More people visit us on FB each week than come to this page, but the info is completely different on each.) To “friend” our page, simply click “like”! When you’re logged into Facebook, search for “Searchlight Christian Books.”


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!

homeschool vendors

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.


LOVE IN ACTION COOKBOOK AVAILABLE — Love In Action is a group of Christian women and sometimes men, who show God’s love by serving others through tangible acts of kindness, both at home and abroad. The newest edition of their fundraising cookbook is available at Searchlight, Canadian Tire Cobourg, and Houston’s Country Store in Camborne. Cost is only $10 with merchants donating 100% of the sale price to Love in Action.


Individual, Marriage and Family Counselling
“Helping people with life’s most precious relationships”
The Cobourg office is now closed; former and prospective
clients may contact Winnie through the Belleville office:
200 Dundas Street East, Belleville

Telephone: (613)-848-7698

Toll-free: 1-866-292-3223

Fax: (613) 475-2820
click image above to link to website


RADIO GUIDE — Pick up a print copy of the Cobourg radio guide at the store.

88.3 — FAMILY LIFE NETWORK (Buffalo, NY)

89.3 — LIFE 100 (repeater station in Peterborough, ON)

90.5 — FAITH BASED NEWS/TALK in Peterborough; click here to listen online

90.7 — UCB COBOURG — This is a freestanding UCB station with a different schedule from Belleville.

99.5 — WDCX-FM (Buffalo, NY)

100.3 — LIFE 100 (Barrie main signal)

102.3 — UCB  (Belleville, ON)

104.9 — KLOVE

970 (AM) — WDCX-FM (Buffalo, NY) AM simulcast of FM station.

1250 (AM) — JOY 1250 (Toronto)


FALL/WINTER MIDWEEK PROGRAMS  — 

COBOURG: If you have younger kids, Wednesday is “the” night. Check out AWANA at Fellowship Baptist and KidZone at Church on the Hill. For Junior High age kids, consider RIOT at Cobourg Alliance or CHAOS at Church on The Hill on Tuesdays. For High School teens, The Crave at Church on the Hill has events on Tuesdays and Fridays. Also, check with The Silverworks (Youth for Christ drop in centre on Division St.) for current schedule.

PORT HOPE: There’s a Thursday night youth group at Calvary Pentecostal in Port Hope.  Grace Missionary Church has a program for younger kids on Wednesday nights.


S E A R C H L I G H T  –  NOW IN OUR 19th YEAR IN COBOURG — Over 80% of our book intake is (a) publisher overstock and (b) remainder books.   Each title is hand-picked.   Despite this, with the other 20% we’re still able to stock almost all of the Top 100 Christian Fiction and Top 100 Christian Non-Fiction titles. Our marriage and family section is huge, and our “house specialty” is apologetics!  Click here for some current specials.


NOTE: SOME CONCERT DATES LISTED ON ARTIST and SPEAKER ITINERARY WEBPAGES ARE PART OF CONFERENCES WHICH ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. CHECK THOROUGHLY BEFORE YOU TRAVEL.

If a search engine brought you directly to the page “The Events” URL, click here to see the other half of Searchlight Events including store hours and directions.   Scroll down past this point. 

Please note that advertising you see below this point does not originate with Searchlight Books or Thinking Out Loud blog network.


Searchlight is two stores in one: A full service Christian bookstore AND a Christian book outlet store! We're at 884 Division Street in Cobourg (the Highway 45 exit) just four quick stoplights south of Highway 401. We're open 10 AM to 5 PM (hey, it's a small town) weekdays and 10 to 4 on Saturday. Not local? Call us on our dime at 800 210 5661.
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