Bookstore Is Sacred Space For The Community
The Sacred Garden Bookstore first opened in January 2007 to be a sacred space for the entire Greensboro community. Centrally located between downtown and Fisher Park, it is a place where people can stop in to find rest, solitude, and sanctuary in the midst of their busy everyday lives. While operated as a ministry of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, the bookstore offers widely ecumenical resources to guide individuals in their unique journey of faith. Our hope is to help foster and facilitate both inner awakening and the outer call to serve the community.
Our Five-Fold Mission
SUPPORTING SPIRITUAL GROWTH
Ecumenical resources for the walk of faith, including books on the Enneagram, the labyrinth, devotionals, contemplative prayer, Biblical studies, Celtic spirituality, spiritual direction, money, and social justice. The bookstore is an integral partner with The Servant Leadership School, handling registrations and providing textbooks for classes. Textbooks are discounted 20 percent to students.
We offer various spaces for group meetings, classes, book clubs, discussion groups, and other events, as well as a walled meditation garden open to anyone who wishes to come and spend quiet time in the midst of their day. We are a welcoming, inclusive place where spiritual seekers from every denomination and faith tradition can come together for conversation, reflection, and inspiration.
Offering books and resources for the entire life's journey, from infancy through all of life's stages. We have a unique selection of children’s books and gifts for special events in a young person’s life, including baptism, confirmation and graduation.
SUPPORTING LOCAL ARTISTS & CAUSES
Many of our gift items come from local artists and artisans, including paintings by Sudie Anderson, Julie Dameron, Carol Hamlin, Betty Morrow, and Jane Smith;fair trade items including soapstone angels; pottery by Peter Strafaci; photography by John Compton and Lynn Donovan; music by Ben Brafford, Maurice Horne, Fran McKendree, and Will Ridenhour; and products from the Old Mill of Guilford. A portion of proceeds of many of our gifts support local causes and missions.
We also offer honor cards during the Christmas season from local non-profits such as BackPack Beginnings, Greensboro Urban Ministry, Holy Trinity Youth, Mary’s House, Peace Haven Community Farm, and The Servant Center.
We offer information and resources to encourage changes that can make a lasting and positive impact on God's creation for future generations. We also carry products such as reusable canvas bags, and strive to follow sustainable and ethical business practices.