If you're fortunate to live near one of Mardel's twenty-six stores (fourteen of which are in Texas) then maybe you can share in the pure joy that is Mardel. There is no physical store that can complete with the selection and variety of Mardel. (Sure, you can order practically any book from Amazon or maybe Christianbook.com but no "real" store can compete.) Hence why cities that have a Mardel have a hard time keeping their Family Christian Stores open. So if you're willing to pay full-price, it's a dream. And if you're looking for a good price, it's still a dream. And if you're a bargain-hunter, this is really your kind of store.
Today's joy? For under $28 dollars....all of this was purchased:
2 leather bibles (1 imitation leather Daily Chronological Bible NIV, 1 genuine leather thumb-indexed thinline Holman Christian Standard Bible)
Quickverse Black Box Edition, for Mac
4 Lynn Austin books: (1 Gods & Kings, 1 Faith of Our Fathers, 1 Among the Gods, and 1 Candle in the Darkness)
Paying retail those items would have been $34.99, $44.99, $79.99, $12.99, $12.99, $12.99, $12.99. So you see Mardel for me is more than just a happy place. It is a wonderful, glorious, happy, happy, joy, joy place.
Thursday, July 05, 2007