July 2019

Greetings from the Basement!!

I’m sure most of you know that the “treasure” that is the Holy Family Bookstore is located on the lower level of Connolly Parish Hall. We will soon be heading into our 20th year of existence.

If your last visit was last week, last year, or even longer, we invite you to come in. We’re sure you will find something interesting and new. Our Baptism gift area is always loaded with appropriate gifts for children of all ages. We also have permanent displays of First Communion and Confirmation gifts.

Our Bible selection is the largest in the San Gabriel Valley.  And that brings us to books. Spiritual books from contemporary to classic can be found, and if you don’t find what you are looking for, we are happy to search and order it for you, even if they are out of print. We love to entertain book suggestions from our customers and also appreciate feedback on books purchased in the store. Book recommendations from Msgr. Connolly and our Parish Life Director, Cambria Tortorelli, are displayed on shelves in the front of the store. You can be assured of a “quality read” if you choose books from these shelves. We are also happy to feature reading recommendations from Fr. Michael Fish.

We are very proud of our Fair Trade merchandise and are delighted to be part of a worldwide movement to provide just wages, humane working conditions, and environmentally friendly production methods including sustainability, all of which are important principles of the Fair Trade Movement.  Sales of our coffee, tea, soup mixes, and chocolate, as well as handmade goods sold, support small family farms, artistic cooperatives, and individual family businesses.

We offer a variety of services in the Bookstore, including issuing gift certificates of any denomination and special ordering for items not currently in stock. We also offer complimentary gift wrap for purchases over $50.00 with a nominal charge for purchases under $50.00. We can ship your packages to any destination within the continental United States.

Be sure to ask about our customer loyalty program where purchases are credited toward a store credit on a future purchase.

We hope you will visit the Bookstore this summer and into the fall. You will be pleasantly surprised at the variety of books and gift items we feature. And watch the bulletin for discount coupons and special sales.

Peace and blessings to you,

Anne McGann Yee

Bookstore Manager

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