• Petitioned The United Methodist Publishing House

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The United Methodist Publishing House

Refrain from closing all Cokesbury "brick and mortar" Bookstores.

    1. John Crabtree
    2. Petition by

      John Crabtree

      Riceville, TN

These stores have served as valuable resources for many years. Online purchasing will continue to grow but will not do away with the need for a place to go pick up books and resources immediately. The guidance and suggestions of the staff has also been invaluable. A call center or regional rep will not be able to recognize me and suggest books. We pastors, lay people, and seminary students NEED this resource.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Ed Martin MIDWEST CITY, OK
      • over 1 year ago

      Many say the internet is where it is at. For me the smile and greeting of the satff at Cokesbury in Oklahoma City is where it is at. I hate paying shiing and I lvoe touching the pages

    • Malika Levy PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 1 year ago

      I got all my books at the brick n mortar Cokesbury when I attended seminary. It was a place I stopped by everyday to browse sale books and a bunch of other literature that was not required. My home library is as rich as it is bc of Cokesbury. I would not have encountered all the non class assigned books without a place to go to see them and feel them. As a bibliophile, it's important for me to encounter books in person.

    • Lou Dernosek DURHAM, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a seminarian and found it more than convenient to purchase the text books I needed at the Duke Divinity School store. I have also purchased from Cokesbury.com as well; but the experience has been poor - both the website design and the customer service. If I am forced to purchase online, I will seek out other sources.

    • Suzanne Miller RALEIGH, NC
      • over 1 year ago

      As a former employee of Cokesbury and frequent customer, it makes me sad and disappointed they are closing the stores. I also feel it is very poor stewardship to have recently remodeled the Raleigh, NC store and less than a year later close it. What does this say about the companies practices and planning?

    • Elizabeth Schindler TACOMA, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is obviously a little late, but still sincere.


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