Working towards peace and sustainability

Peace Nook

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 mail@midmopeaceworks.org.

About the Nook

The Peace Nook is a non-profit, volunteer-based community resource center operated by Peaceworks. The Nook is an information and social change activism referral center. It is also a storefront offering books, fair trade imports, natural foods, environmental products,  posters, jewelry, T-shirts, magazines and much, much more!

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.


Morgan is a STAR 2!

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:

Staff 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.

One Read:
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).