2018 has been a busy and hard year, and the busyness hasn’t abated yet. There are still orders to be processed, new publisher orders to be placed and the year’s finances to be wrapped up. While the shop will still be open on Saturday, 22nd Dec., orders for posting or for courier need to be placed by Friday morning, 21st Dec.
Last week I thanked you all for your support; this week I thank our staff for their hard work and ongoing commitment. Thanks to all at Good Neighbours: Monique, Vanessa, Bev, Louis and Joe, who each work a day of the week to service customers, so that I can get on with admin. Thanks to Joey and Hennie for keeping the Augustine boat afloat. We are also indebted to Constantia Park Baptist staff, Mike and Susan, who stepped in to help during Joey’s illness.
I wish you all a restful time with family and friends over the festive season. My prayer is that it also be a time of special nearness to the Lord as we reflect on the year gone by and consider how to serve him better in the year ahead.
Shipments: I ask for further patience as we are experiencing many late shipments. Our shipping agent has changed distributor in the States and there have been many teething problems. Our shipment due 3 weeks ago is still to land and the one due in a couple of weeks, will now only arrive in January. I apologise to those waiting for back-orders. As soon as the shipments come in, I will process as quickly as I can, but I can’t make them come in any quicker!
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Closure: There are only 5 business days left till we close. While we all need a rest, I realise that many of you use this rest period to make decisions about academic books for next year and group reading books. If you have urgent queries, you may email email@example.com . I will be checking mail from time to time. We re-open on 7th Jan.
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Bargain books:Our sale is over and most books have been returned to the shelves at their regular prices. However, we have kept some books at the reduced price and these can still be found on the web site marked with BBX in the title.
The latest project has been the pricing and processing of a batch of books that we bought from a church. They wanted to start a bookshop and bought up a lot of sock when Augustine closed down several years ago. The shop didn’t take off and they have been left with many books. They asked us to buy them. We have done so, but there are many of these books that are not listed on our current inventory – 300 of them. These are simply being described as miscellaneous stock and will be put out on a table at Good Neighbours at marked down prices.
These miscellaneous books are all new good books. There is no price-list for these books, so they are bargain books for walk-in customers at Good Neighbours only. My apologies to customers at a distance, but as we have already spent more than 20 hours sorting, counting and removing sticky labels from this pile of books, we are not going to spend more time listing the miscellaneous batch. These books are mostly priced under R100; the average price for the batch is R35.
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Augustinus: Soeker na Waarheid by K C Murdarasi, translated by Mariana Viljoen. Paperback; 85pp; R60. This is the latest in a series of biographies in the Trail blazer series that Mariana Viljoen has translated into Afrikaans. This one and all other Afrikaans books are available at Augustine only.
New from EP:
Galatians, No Longer Slaves but Sons by Mark Johnston. A new commentary in the Welwyn series. Paperback; 218pp; R135.
A Pastor’s Soul, The Call and Care of an Undershepherd by Brian Croft & Jim Savastio. Paperback; 154pp; R85
Eighteenth Century Christian Leaders by J C Ryle. Paperback; 384pp; R90.
A Face Like Flint, Learning from the Righteous Determination of the Saviour by Jeremy Walker. Paperback; 96 pp; R70.
Does Life have any Meaning? by John Blanchard. Paperback; 80 pp; R55.
That Hideous Strength: How the West was Lost, The Cancer of Cultural Marxism in the Church, the World and the Gospel of Change by Melvin Tinker. Paperback; 127pp; R80.