Location & Hours
We are located downstairs under the peace flag and rainbow flag at 804-C East Broadway (map), in downtown Columbia. Our hours are: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday noon-6 p.m. For more information, call us at 573-875-0539 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Nook
All proceeds from the Peace Nook support the educational work of Mid-Missouri Peaceworks. As an educational non-profit, we charge no tax.
Nook volunteers are always needed. If you have a couple of hours a week to spare and would like to lend a hand in our wonderful non-profit store and community resource center, we'd love to have your help.
We invite you to visit the Peace Nook and help us promote a socially just, peaceful world as well as a sustainable future.
Take a Virtual Tour of the Nook. Click HERE for Slide Show
Vote With Your Dollars: Each purchase we make is a vote. Whenever we shop, we transfer dollars--green energy--to the business or organization we buy from. If you support Peaceworks' mission, we urge you to check out the opportunities to manifest this support in a substantial fashion, while pleasing many on your list with wonderful, unique gifts. We feature:
Alternative Bookstore: Offering readers a multi-cultural mix, The Peace Nook stocks more than 3,600 titles, including progressive literature and politics, feminist, African American, LGBT, Native American, personal growth and spirituality, holistic health, sustainable living and vegetarian cooking.
The Peace Nook regularly saves you 17 percent on books (no tax + 10 percent book club credit). We also save you 27 percent immediately on best sellers and staff picks.
Fair Trade Import Headquarters: You can trust out imported products are not made in sweatshops. We have a wide array of imports that are made by cooperatives and imported by fair trade distributors that ensure the craftspeople earn a decent living wage.Our selection includes clothes, winter-wear, sacks, pouches, wallets, purses, jewelry and more. We also feature a great selection of fair trade coffee, tea and chocolate.
Progressive Message Products: T-shirts, posters, buttons, stickers, patches and more feature progressive messages. We have one of the largest selections in the state of Missouri of progressive paraphernalia.
Growing Selection of Natural Foods: The Peace Nook offers a good mix natural foods and body products, all at very reasonable prices. We stock many of the basics, from juices and oils to grains and dried fruits, from cereals to snacks to condiments. Our selection of lotions, soaps, shampoos and other body products is excellent. And what you can't get off our shelves can likely be ordered from....
Blue Planet Natural Foods Buying Club: Peaceworks also operates a buying service through which you can pre-order many thousands of items we don't have the wherewithal to stock here. The savings of pre-order buying from a non-profit source are significant. More info at BLUE PLANET.
Tell a Friend: Most businesses allocate a substantial amount of money for advertising. We hope that word of mouth can help us keep our prices low. We thank you in advance for helping us to do this.
For our part, we will continue to provide diverse reading, fair trade imports, holiday cards and calendars, environmental products, music, jewelry, etc. at affordable prices with no tax. All the proceeds support Peaceworks.
Photos above and in slide show by Kim Dill.
NOVEMBER BESTSELLERS & STAFF PICKS--SAVE 27%+ ON 36 DIFFERENT BOOKS: As usual we have on sale at 20%-off the Peace Nook's 15 best-selling books, two picks from each staff member and one each from volunteers of 6 months or longer tenure. This, plus no sales tax, means that you save a bit more than 27% on these 36 books (and, with the savings from our book club, you save more than 17% on all the other books we sell). All this, while supporting Peaceworks' work for peace, justice and a sustainable future.
The following are on sale through November 30, 2012:
Nook 15 Best Sellers:
Wreck This Journal Keri Smith
The Man Who Quit Money Mark Sundeen
People’s History of the US: 1492 to Present Howard Zinn
Banksy: Wall and Piece Banksy
Slaughterhouse-Five Kurt Vonnegut
All My Friends Are Still Dead Avery Monsen
Backyard Homestead Carleen Madigan
All My Friends Are Dead Avery Monsen
Make Your Place Raleigh Briggs
Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
Urban Tantra Barbara Carrellas
Rider Waite Tarot Deck Arthur Edward Waite
Way of the Peaceful Warrior Dan Millman
Family Book Todd Parr
Chakras for Beginners David Pond
19 Staff & Volunteer Picks:
Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left Martin Duberman
Share or Die: Voices of the Get Lost Generation ed. by Malcolm Harris and Neal Gorenflo
America Again Stephen Colbert
Letters from the Earth Mark Twain
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence Inga Muscio
Natural Kitchen Deborah Eden Tull
Marijuana: Let’s Grow a Pound SeeMoreBuds
Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung Ajahn Brahm
Meaning of Freedom and Other Difficult Dialogues Angela Y. Davis
Against Equality: Don’t Ask to Fight Their Wars ed. by Ryan Conrad
Volunteer Staff Picks:
Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Junot Diaz
High Steaks: Why and How to Eat Less Meat Eleanor Boyle
How Children Succeed Paul Tough
Harvest the Wind Philip Warburg
Elvenbane Andre Norton & Mercedes Lackey
Handmaid’s Tale Margaret Atwood
Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat Hal Herzog
Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
Peace Nook Pick:
Right Relationship: Building a Whole Earth Economy Peter G. Brown et al.
The Tiger’s Wife Tea Obreht
T-SHIRT STAFF PICKS: Sweet Ts, 25% off our usual low prices for the month of November:
Kim: Tree Hugging Dirt Worshipper; Mark: God Bless the Whole World No Exceptions; Molly: Who Would Jesus Bomb; Samuel: Coexist; Zora: Homeland Security: Fighting Terrorism Since 1492 (Native American graphic).