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Curtis Riskey of CBA said that " Shopping at brick-and-mortar outlets keeps the money in the local community where some stores support church ministries, while Web buys can support online merchants who also sell pornography and other objectionable materials," according to ChristianRetailing.
I think that argument is up for debate and so did others who responded to Tim Challies survey about the best place to buy Christian books.
One reason for no longer purchasing from the local Christian bookstore chain here is I didn't think the treatment of Gospel Today Magazine's last issue was in poor taste. Moreover, there is a poor selection of African American Christian books there, and an even poorer response to supplying more books from publishing houses they have relationships with.
Going back to Riskey's remarks on online booksellers I disagree. Christian Fiction Blog's online bookstore sales tripled last year. This blog has affiliate relationships with Faithpoint, Christianbook.com, Booksense and Amazon.
Also as a mobile bookseller for Mocha Readers here in Atlanta, we can provide the same service to the community, because we don't have a brick and mortar store. We come to you. What's wrong with that?
What's your reason and what will it take to get you to shop in a Christian bookstore now?
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