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• Searchlight Christian Resources •

• Cobourg, Ontario •

• 905 372 5519 •

Calling outside regular hours? You’re encouraged to EMAIL us: searchlightbooks@gmail.com

 It’s a small town.
It’s a crowded store.
But we have lots of inventory and we know books.

There are now fewer than 60 Christian bookstores in Canada. We are one of them. If it’s been a long time since you shopped a store like ours, come and stroll through a memory lane of great resources, plus new things you haven’t seen before.

The hours below are accurate. If the line is busy (or you get what sounds like the fax machine we don’t actually own) please keep calling. Trust our website for hours; Google is simply not always accurate.

Upcoming Hours

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10:30 – 4:00
Wednesday – 10:30 – 4:00
Thursday – 10:30 – 4:00
Friday – 10:30 – 4:00
Saturday – 10:30 – 4:00

To answer an often-asked question, our current sales level does not foresee any expansion of these hours.

Remember, email is constantly monitored even when the store is closed. Send to searchlightbooks@gmail.com

Are you a frequent visitor to this page who wishes we’d change it up more often? The real action is in our weekly newsletter. See next section…


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WELCOME to Searchlight Christian Resources. We’re located at 884 Division Street in Cobourg (a town about halfway between Oshawa and Belleville) just 2 minutes (three 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 27½ years in Cobourg, but the business history of Searchlight goes back another 20 years before that.

We’re also a Christian book outlet store. Many of the books we receive are red-tagged bargain books, consisting of a mixture of publisher overstock and remainders. These are all new books, not used. To make the deal even sweeter on those red-tagged titles, we offer an instant rewards program of Buy-4-Get-1-Free (lowest price items in each grouping of five drops out.)

What to expect: Cobourg is a small town so we’re a small town store. Two aisles at the front, three in the middle and one at the back. However, our store is packed with Bibles — over 1,000 in stock — and books. Specialty areas include fiction, family life, apologetics, classic writing, academic, prayer, children’s picture books; and we also have giftware, DVDs, greeting cards, boxed cards and Christian music on CD. And jigsaw puzzles you’ve never seen anywhere else.

In-store shopping is wide open:

  • Masks optional
  • Hand sanitizer available
  • If you are in contact with someone who is self-isolating, please postpone your visit to another day

PHONE: Give us a call at 905 372 5519 during business hours and we’ll tell you more. Out of area call us at 800 210 5661.

CAN’T GET TO COBOURG: You’d be surprised how many of your friends pass by here from Toronto/Durham on their way to Belleville, Kingston, Ottawa or Quebec. Or conversely, people from those areas driving to Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener, etc. Place an order and then, find a friend passing through here during our business hours, and pay by e-transfer.

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 (on the east side) in Cobourg. We’re at the front of the building.

Taking the 401? From points west (Port Hope, Bowmanville, Oshawa, etc.) take exit 474-A. From the east (Brighton, Trenton, Belleville, Kingston, etc.) take exit 474 and turn left. Baltimore road becomes Division Street. The blue line on the map below is Highway 401.

Google and Facebook almost have the pin in the right place, we’re actually at the front of the building

GPS = 78.1727202,43.9758635,0

3 traffic lights south of westbound 401; 3 traffic lights south of eastbound 401; on left side: 884 Division Street, Unit 102, Cobourg K9A 5V3   Note to website readers in the GTA: Cobourg is about 70 minutes east of the DVP/404 and Highway 401. Searchlight offers more maps per website than any other bookstore.

Cobourg Ontario

Limited handicapped access due to the building design; ramp at north end of sidewalk then please knock on the front window for assistance.

For up to date store info visit us on Facebook
if you’re not on Facebook, click “Not Now” when prompted to login

905 372 5519 or email searchlightbooks@gmail.com


All DVDs are greatly reduced!


Red-stickered DVDs are 40% off.
White stickered DVDs are 30% off.
Items marked “net” or “net price” are half the featured discount; 20% and 15% respectively.
Sale includes Blu-Ray (except where noted below), children’s product; music (including all Gaither Music Group) and teaching/curriculum DVDs.

Some exceptions apply, i.e. The Chosen, Left Behind, Lifemark, Where to Look in the Bible, etc.  All sales final. This is a permanent sale; no expiry date.


Permanently: All red-tagged fiction titles are Buy-2-Get-1-Free! Pick two, then choose one more!

► This is sale has no end-date; this is the new normal.

► Walk up to the checkout with three reduced fiction, and the lowest-price item is free.

Pricing applies to books, not Bibles. Free item is lowest in grouping of 3 books. On items marked “net” or “net price;” those items cannot be a free selection. If you have one in your grouping of three, the lowest price item becomes half price (or second-lowest if the one which would be free is marked “net.”) (“Tagged” means 1¼ x 1¼ price tags, not 4¼ x 2 red signs.)



Gift special:

Adventure Awaits! This fun picture frame is suitable for Wedding, Graduation, Engagement, Relocation or anything you can think of! Holds a 4×6 picture (you can get printed from your camera at Staples) and is on sale, Reg. $36.99; now $26.99. Verse is from Psalm 20:4 – “May he grant all your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.”

Also available from the same supplier

  • First Communion Frame (white); Reg. $39.99; sale $29.99
  • Wedding/Anniversary frame; reg. $36.99; sale $26.99

Each represents a $10.00 reduction.


BARGAIN BOOKS!

Fiction

Karen Kingsbury – A Distant Shore – reg. $22.99, sale $16.99

Sarah Sundin –  When Twilight Breaks – regular $19.99, sale $9.99

Angela Hunt – The Apostle’s Sister – regular $20.99, sale $16.99

J’Nell Ciesielski – The Socialite – regular $21, super sale $4.99

Nonfiction

Amir Tsarfati – Revealing Revelation – regular $24.50, sale $19.99 – this is a current best seller

Dr. Kevin Leman – 8 Secrets to Raising Successful Kids – hardcover – reg. $26.99, sale $8.99 – save 67%

Tyler Staton – Searching for Enough – regular $23.99, sale $17.99

Stephen K. Scott – The Joseph Principle – hardcover – regular $33.50, sale $17.99

Sheila Walsh – Holding on When You Want to Let Go – hardcover – regular $29.99, sale $15.99

One Minute Prayers to Pray for Your Kids – small hardcover – regular $13.99, sale $8.99


For the first time in decades, the story behind The Hiding Place is revisited.

The Watchmaker’s Daughter is one of the greatest stories of World War II that many readers haven’t heard: the remarkable and inspiring life story of Corrie ten Boom—a groundbreaking, female Dutch watchmaker, whose family unselfishly transformed their house into a hiding place straight out of a spy novel to shelter Jews and refugees from the Nazis during Gestapo raids. Even though the Nazis knew what the ten Booms were up to, they were never able to find those sheltered within the house when they raided it. New York Times bestselling author and master of nonfiction espionage thrillers Larry Loftis.   Always in-stock.


In store Wednesday morning.

In store Wednesday morning

When Your Way Isn’t Working: Finding Purpose and Contentment through Deep Connection with Jesus by Kyle Idleman

When you struggle with doubt, when you feel unworthy, when you are sure you don’t have what it takes to live out your purpose, what is the one thing that Jesus wants you to never forget? When Your Way Isn’t Working equips you to discover authentic connection to God and others so you are free to live the life you long for. Based on the powerful sermon series, “Be the Branch.”


The Awe of God: The Astounding Way a Healthy Fear of God Transforms Your Life by John Bevere

Biblical men and women who lived and finished well had one common characteristic: holy reverence of God. This is probably John Bevere’s most significant book since The Bait of Satan. We finally have enough copies in stock that we can advertise it; we kept running out. Paperback edition not sold in the U.S.

Taking a fresh look at what it means to “work out your salvation with fear and trembling,” Bevere shows you why it is the foundation of understanding, divine direction, finding freedom from human opinions, being conformed to Christ’s image, and more. 304 page paperback from Thomas Nelson. $24.99


The 50 Final Events in World History:
The Bible’s Last Words on Earth’s Final Days
by Robert J. Morgan 

The last 12 months have brought renewed interest in the Book of Revelation, with bestselling titles from David Jeremiah, Amir Tsarfati, Michael Youssef and Todd Hampson among others. This book by Robert J. Morgan is releasing next month. You may pre-order it now for $22.22.

Pastor Morgan walks you step-by-step through the 50 events marking the world’s final moments as disclosed in the Book of Revelation. This guide to interpreting present circumstances as well as future events provides a key to understanding what will take place sequentially as the new kingdom of heaven arises. 272 page paperback from Thomas Nelson. In-stock.


The Jesus Calling Daybrightener (based on the book by Sarah Young) is the most popular in the series of perpetual flip calendars.
■ We have another two dozen in the calendar series to choose from.
■ Our price on Jesus Calling is only $17.99 (compare at Am-zon, $20.69).
■ We still have sets of the book, packages of 3, only $37.99; that’s equivalent to getting one free with two, based on the book’s $18.99 list in our store. (Scroll further down for picture.)
■ We have one left of the deluxe box set containing Jesus Calling, Jesus Today and Jesus Always. Reg. $74.99; sale $49.99.


Has the Tribulation Begun?: Avoiding Confusion and Redeeming the Time in These Last Days.

As local and international events and news reports become more troubling, interest in Bible prophecy continues to grow. Cultural anxiety is reaching unprecedented highs, and many Christians have begun to wonder if the tribulation described in Revelation is already upon us. Amir Tsarfati has emerged over the past few years as a leading voice on the subject of end-times Bible prophecy. Amir is married to Miriam, and together they have four children. Their home overlooks the valley of Megiddo (Armageddon) which is a constant reminder of the call that the Lord has placed on him to teach from the Bible what God’s plans are for the end of times.

► Also available to order: Study Guide, $14.99

Also: Don’t forget that Revealing Revelation is currently on sale for only $19.99.


 

Fiction Readers: Libyan Diversion. This is Book 5 in the Marcus Ryker series from author Joel Rosenberg. Our copies will be the International Paperback Edition not sold through U.S. websites. Pre-order at $20.88.


S A L E    B O O K   L I S T

This is, without doubt, the deepest discounts on some of the best books that we’ve ever been able to offer. Contact us if you have questions, and remember, first come, first served. Read slowly and carefully, there’s something here for everyone!

Caring Enough to Confront – David Augsburger (500,000 copies sold) Reg. $17.99; Sale $8.99 (half price)
The Bible Promise Book – Large Print (and it’s really, really large print) Reg. $13.99; Sale $6.99 (half price)
The Chosen – Jerry Jenkins (novelization of the television series) hardcover; reg. $38.99; Sale $18.99 (save $20.00)
Where is God When it Hurts – Philip Yancey (in a larger size paperback); Reg. $23.99; Sale $11.99 (half price)
Jesus: 365 Day Devotional (for kids 7-12) hardcover; Reg. $19.99; Sale $12.99 (save 35%)
The Timepiece – Beverly Lewis (stand-alone fiction title); Reg. $19.99; Sale $9.99 (half price)
Follower – Kyle Idleman (hardcover condensation of Not A Fan; makes a great gift); hardcover; Reg. $15.99; Sale $9.99
Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire – Jim Cymbala (story of the Brooklyn Tabernacle); Reg. $23.99; Sale $16.99
Poverty, Riches and Wealth – Kris Vallatton; Reg. $19.99; Sale $6.99 (save 65%) (priced cheap ’cause it’s about money!)
Galatians Verse by Verse (academic title) Reg. $31.99; Sale $13.99
The Case for Christ for Kids – Lee Strobel; hardcover Reg. $21.00; Sale $13.99
Look Up: 200 Prayers (for women); hardcover; Reg. $13.99; Sale $7.99
■ Trials
–  June Hunt (one of 50 books in the Hope for the Heart series of pocket books); Sale $4.99

The Alpha Course Complete DVD Set (version with Nicky Gumbel teaching); Reg. $61.99; Sale $28.99


The Ten Million Club – How Many of These Have You Read?

Only a few select titles have reached this milestone. Ten million copies sold. In addition to a number of Bibles, the books include:

  • The Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman
  • Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren
  • The Shack – Paul Young
  • Prayer of Jabez – Bruce Wilkinson
  • The Power of a Praying Wife – Stormie Omartian
  • Heaven is for Real – Todd Burpo
  • Jesus Calling – Sarah Young
  • More than a Carpenter – Josh McDowell
  • The Bible Promise Book (Barbour)

Source: Evangelical Christian Publisher’s Assocation (ECPA)


New DVD Releases – Spring 2023

On the one hand…
We’re recognizing that DVDs are a dying medium and are selling most of our existing stock at up to 40% off.

On the other hand…
We want to be able to continue to supply movies for people who have working DVD players and want to own the latest Christian films.

In store:
Left Behind: The Rise of the Antichrist 
The Chosen – Season 3 


In-store now:
From the author of How the Bible Actually Works

Curveball: When Your Faith Takes Turns you Never Saw Coming by Peter Enns
Life throws us “curve balls”—from devastating personal losses to world tragedies. These events often leave us doubting God, the Bible, and our faith. But instead of pushing away our reservations, we should embrace them, Peter Enns argues. A leading biblical scholar and Christian mentor, Enns has never been afraid to question the Bible or Christian beliefs. Such thoughtful inquisitiveness, he argues, is part of God’s plan. He wants us to question, because doing so actually leads to a stronger, lasting faith. 
240 page hardcover from. HarperOne.

► Note: We still have hardcover sale copies of How the Bible Actually Works at less than the paperback price. See in-store for details.



Discontinued Music Deals

CHRISTMAS • CLASSICAL • WORSHIP • GOSPEL • CONTEMPORARY • KIDS
We have a number of overstock or recently-discontinued music items that are all rather unique. Take time to read the descriptions. Many of these items have never been in our store before. All CDs (compact discs) unless indicated. All are new items in original manufacturers sealed wrap. While supplies last.

Phillips, Craig and Dean – Hymns and Psalms – reg. $14.99; sale $9.97
Austin Stone Worship – Everflow – reg. $18.99; SPECIAL sale $6.97
Gaither Vocal Band – Better Together – reg. $15.99;  sale $8.97 
Ray Stevens – Gospel Collection – reg. $15.99; sale $8.97
Paul Baloche – Live – reg. $15.99 – sale $9.97   
Mac Powell (of Third Day) – Back Again reg. $18.99; sale $8.97 
Switchfoot – Where the Light Shines Through (Deluxe Edition) – reg. $19.99; sale $9.97
Hillsong Young and Free – III Live – reg. $19.99; sale $9.97 
Hillsong Kids – Can You Believe It? – reg. $14.99; sale $9.97
Steve Green -16 Melodias Biblicas Para Ninos – Spanish kids album reg. $12.99; sale $8.97
Pope Francis – Wake Up (excerpts of audio recordings of his speeches in 4 languages over a music background – a collectors item) – reg. $19.99; sale $9.97
Rich Mullins – DVD – A Ragamuffin Legacy (documentary; >2 hours)  – reg. $26.99; sale $9.97


Ukrainian Large Print New Testaments. $25.99 softcover. Please share this information with people you think might be interested.


NIV Tiny Testaments make a great baby/child keepsake gift!

These keepsake Bibles come in pink, white and blue imitation leather in a small gift box. Only $10.99. We also have some in the older packaging left at only $9.99.  These are also great for churches to have on hand to give out alongside Baby Dedication certificates. Look for them in our children’s gift section.

Where Is God When it Hurts? — One of Philip Yancey‘s earliest books in a new full size paperback edition and half-price:
Reg. $23.99; Sale $11.99.

“If there is a loving God, then why… ?” No matter how the question is completed, at its root lies the issue of pain. Does God order suffering? Or did he simply wind up the world’s mainspring and now is watching from a distance? Yancey looks at pain—physical, emotional, and spiritual—and helps us understand why we suffer.


Wall / Tabletop Cross – reg. $43.99; sale $35.99

Ideal for home décor, religious occasions or graduation. Works well for either a male or female recipient. In-stock now. Gift boxed.


 GREAT BIBLE OFFERS on THE MESSAGE

This is a great gift idea for someone who might be overwhelmed by the wording in a regular Bible.

  • The Message Slimline Bible in saddle tan and brown retails for $53.99, and our price is $28.99 or $25 off.
  • The Message Slimline Bible in gray and charcoal diamond retails for $53.99, and our price is $33.99 or $20 off.

Bestsellers – Spring 2023
Previously featured from last Fall:


As a Christ-follower, you know the cross means everything. But the days are filled with distractions and anxieties, Carry a small reminder in your pocket or purse. Available currently in three colours.


Note:

 For featured offers, use the tabs below. Remember, this is a non-transactional, non-searchable website; if you don’t see what you’re looking for please phone 905 372 5519 or email searchlightbooks@gmail.com

Good Boundaries and Goodbyes: Loving Others Without Losing the Best of Who You Are

Relationships are wonderful . . . until they’re not. Have you ever thought, I can’t keep doing this–something has to change? Or, I’ve tried everything to fix this relationship but nothing is working–I fear I’m becoming someone I don’t even like? Or even, I love this person, but this is starting to feel impossibleGood Boundaries and Goodbyes was born out of Lysa’s own personal struggles with boundaries, extensive theological research, and therapeutic experiences that transformed the way she defined and pursued healthy relationships. In-stock.



One item.
Three gifts
Jesus Calling 3-pack.
Basically, you pay for 2 copies, and get 1 free!

New to the area and interested in local churches? Visit our Local Church Directory. If you have questions, drop by the store and ask!



Our ongoing charity project

We need your help in creating awareness for an ongoing fundraising project to benefit the Welcome Home Children’s Centre, located 2 hours north of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti as they earnestly desire to launch into building Phase II of the orphanage. We’d also like to ask everyone reading this to please consider making a donation no matter how small. Find out more and contribute at this Canada Helps page.


Hardcover Discount Prices

Increasingly, when you visit our store, you’ll see the handwritten words “Our Price” on hardcover (and sometimes other) books. These discounts are either offered by the store or supported by some of our publishers. They’re not red tags because they’re not part of the Buy-4-get-1-Free offer but they represent our best attempt to remain competitive and save you money.


Spanish - Turn Your Vacation Trip into a Missions Trip

Heading to Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, or any other Spanish-speaking country?? Turn your vacation trip into a mission trip by leaving Spanish New Testaments and Bible promise books for hotel housekeeping staff; tour guides; and people you meet at local markets. We keep about 20-30 of these on hand at any given time; more can be easily ordered.

Not going anywhere? Remember the migrant workers on local farms. (Make sure ahead of time that Spanish is their first language!)


Bibles in many Languages:

We don’t have all the languages in the above image, but we do have in stock Bibles and/or other Christian literature in Spanish, Arabic, German, Chinese (trad.), Chinese (simplified), Italian, French, Tagalog, Persian, Korean, Greek (contemporary), Greek (classical), Japanese, Hindi and others, with access to about 100 more.

  • Ukrainian hardcover New Testaments available.
  • Rcently received: Tagalog/English paperback New Testaments. They’re only $12.99.

  Remember our motto:

Information you need,
by authors who are proven,
from publishers we trust,
at prices you can afford.



Support Independent Bookstores

Did you know that getting the cheapest deal sometimes isn’t the best deal? At Searchlight, we work hard to keep prices low, but we work even harder to ensure you have an amazing experience with us. We want to see your life changed by God’s power and that’s why we run this bookstore, and quite frankly, that’s something online vendors can never offer.

While we too appreciate the convenience and low cost that many big corporate retailers can provide, there are some incredible things that happen when you shop locally. Consider the following:

  • We are passionate about transformation and have become experts in the kinds of teaching and music that points people to Christ and can bring change in your life.
  • The products we sell are filtered before they hit our shelves, and if something isn’t right for your doctrinal perspective, we’ll let you know ahead of time.
  • You get to see, touch, feel; interact with the product before you buy. 
  • We’re also customers. Our staff are readers and music buyers.
  • We support the local economy, your money stays here in Canada, and we hire local staff and use local tradespeople. 
  • Surprise! You never know who you’ll meet at the store.  You never know what resources you’ll find.
  • The owners don’t take a salary.  No one’s pockets are being lined when you shop here, we just sow everything back into the store.

Please consider supporting Searchlight as your local Christian bookstore, and encourage others to think about the many benefits of buying local.


SEARCHLIGHT CHRISTIAN BOOK OUTLET These are NOT previously enjoyed books, but rather, publisher overstock or recently discontinued titles. Most are 30% to 40% off with free books available on multiple purchases.

How to Browse a Bookstore

Increasingly, browsing is becoming a lost art as computer algorithms and bots tell us what we like and what we should buy based on previous purchases. Remember that often, certain authors and publishers paid for their titles to come to the top of the list, and in the case of Christian books, sometimes the content of the book doesn’t reflect your beliefs at all.

Here’s a better way:

  1. Allow 25 minutes. Yes, there’s such a thing as the “seven-minute quick-browse,” and some have this mastered and can rush in and walk out with some good reading, but for the most part give yourself the better part of a half hour.
  2. Check out the new releases. If you’ve been part of the capital “C” Church for awhile, there should be names you recognize, or if you’re active online, there should be issues of which you’re aware. The bestsellers and new releases represent the cream of the crop.
  3. Find an area of the store which interests you. Classic authors. Commentaries on a particular book of the Bible you’ve wanted to dig deeper into. Biographies on significant Christian people, both dead and living. Books by the top Christian authors who have proven the worth of their writing over the years. Books to deepen your prayer life. Books by younger authors or writers who appeal to next-generation readers. Books which break down the Bible into manageable units to help us see the big picture. Audio books for those who do a lot of driving.
  4. Look at the cover. Yes, you can tell some things about a book by the cover, the title and the subtitle.
  5. Look at the back cover. This is called the “blurb.” (Say that word out loud, and if there’s children in the room, they should laugh or at least stare at you.) The blurb is a summary of what the book has to offer. (On hardcovers it might be on the inside front flap or back flap of the dust jacket.)
  6. Walk to the checkout and say, “I would like to buy this book.” If we know you, and we honestly think it’s not a good fit for you, we’ll tell you. You don’t get that human touch shopping online. Also, we may pause to tell you about similar titles. We’re not trying to run up your bill, we just want you to know your options.
  7. Set aside a time and place to read good Christian books. Some recommend always having a particular chair. With a cup of coffee nearby and your Bible at the ready in case you want to further check something out, you’re ready to embark on a journey which we believe enhances and enriches Christian living.
  8. When you’re finished reading, return to the store and repeat starting at step 1.

WebMatch

Church librarians!

We have a program for libraries called 20/200/20 which saves your church money on purchases of 20 in-stock books or $200 worth of in-stock books; or on orders for 20 titles or orders of $200 or more. For churches, on smaller purchases we have a program called WebMatch which competes aggressively with the best online sellers have to offer.


For Paul’s devotional blog visit Christianity 201.


Although we follow a business model, we consider ourselves one of several parachurch ministries operating in our community. PRAYER is always needed, and while you’re remembering us, pray for these ministries operating in our area:

* Northumberland Youth Unlimited (NYFC)
* Salvation Army Family Services Cobourg
* Salvation Army Family Services Port Hope
* Northumberland Christian School
* Northumberland Christian School Thrift Shop
* Northumberland Promise
* UCB Radio in Belleville and Cobourg
* Mission Canada (Jeff Snow) outreach to Ontario Tech University and Durham College
* Christian Horizons
* Lakeshore Pentecostal Camp
* Open Table Communities
* Life 100 Radio in Peterborough and Barrie
* YFC National; Global Engagement (Daryl Stogryn and Michele Shutt)
* Packed With Love (outreach of Ritson Road Alliance, Oshawa)
* Camp IAWAH


CELEBRATE RECOVERYOngoing program for people dealing with hurts, habits and hangups at The Salvation Army. Tuesdays at 6:30. 


Support These Locally Owned Businesses


We appreciate these local business for their continued assistance to Searchlight.


** 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


** Herb’s Plumbing — Multiple crews serving homes and businesses – Cobourg/Port Hope — 905 372-8344



RADIO GUIDE

88.3 — FAMILY LIFE NETWORK (Buffalo, NY)

89.3 — LIFE 100 (repeater of the main Barrie station 100.3 in Peterborough, ON)

90.7 — UCB COBOURG

99.5 — WDCX-FM (Buffalo, NY)

100.3 — LIFE 100 (Barrie main signal)

100.5 — UCB (Kingston repeater station)

102.3 — UCB  (Belleville, ON)

102.5 — K•LOVE  (Buffalo, NY/Toronto, ON – coming this summer)

104.9 — K•LOVE  (If you’re west of Belleville, try also 90.1 FM)


S E A R C H L I G H T  —  Now in our 28th YEAR IN COBOURG77% of our book intake is (a) publisher overstock and (b) remainder books.   Each title is hand-picked.   Despite this, with the other 23% we’re still able to stock almost all of the Top 100 Christian Fiction and Top 100 Christian Non-Fiction titles. Our “house specialty” is apologetics!


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.)

THRIFT SHOPS: Two of our many Thrift Stores in Cobourg have staff and volunteers who are also regular customers of our store:

  1. THRIFT AND THRIVE is an outreach of Northumberland Christian School on the west side of William Street in the same plaza as Cooperators Insurance and Play-It-Again Sports. (609 William Street; open Tues. – Sat. 9:30 – 4:30.) 289-252-1121
  2. MISSION THRIFT STORE is at 975 Elgin Street West, in the plaza on the southwest corner of Burnham and Elgin St. W.  (289) 252-2299 

► Want to start a Christian store in your town? If someone is serious about starting a store anywhere in Ontario, please talk to us. With 47 years Christian retail experience and 28½ years of owning 3 bookstores, Paul can help turn a complicated process into a simple turn-key possibility. If he isn’t at the store that day, be sure to leave your contact information.

Want to buy our store or our inventory? Seriously! If someone is truly aware of the challenges facing our industry but has both a passion for Christian books and a desire to take it to the next level, we’d love to talk.


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