We're passionate about Anabaptist resources for the home and congregation. And we want to get the right ones to you as easily and quickly as possible - through a unique one-stop library-store!*
We know that different situations call for different shopping options. We know that some things are best purchased. We understand that sometimes tight budgets or diverse interests within a group may mean needing to preview items on loan first. We know that acquiring resources immediately (and inexpensively) online is often critical - especially from a distance. We realize it's not always easy - even in a hyper-information era - to find the "right" title without first speaking to an actual person. And we're aware that no one source has all the answers.
So, we've tailored CommonWord to meet all those needs - one location where you may buy, borrow, download, consult and link to Anabaptist and related materials! Where else can you buy a book, borrow a DVD, purchase fair-trade coffee, download a free podcast, air your unique query, and share your own literary or musical contribution - all from one location (and either from home or over gelato at Folio Café)?
And we've made it simple for you - convenient online search tools, personal service, competitive sale prices, free shipping of loan items across Canada, acess to several thousand free downloads and hundreds of links!
It doesn't matter if you're on Vancouver Island or in Petitcodiac, New Brunswick. You don't have to be a pastor or church council chair. You don't even have to be Mennonite. We think there's something here for just about everybody.
Simply, we're here for you - sifting and sorting, putting the best resources forward, available to personally respond to your query. Whether you're planning a worship service, looking for a small group study or gift idea, or simply seeking personal inspiration, we'll help point you in the right direction.
Buy, borrow, download, consult or link - it's all easily done from this location.
For more information about our retail services, click here.
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For more information about how to use this website, click here.
*In January 2015, the Canadian Mennonite University Bookstore and Mennonite Church Canada Resource Centre came together to form CommonWord. Located inside the new CMU Marpeck Commons (together with a university library, Folio café, Ten Thousand Villages and common meeting space) we're creating new synergies, offering extended services, and an Anabaptist resourcing presence second-to-none.