Working towards peace and sustainability

Peace Nook

Location & Hours

We are located downstairs at 804-C East Broadway (map), in downtown Columbia. Our temporary hours are: 11:00-7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12-6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call us at 573-875-0539 or e-mail us at mail@midmopeaceworks.org. You can follow the Nook at http://www.facebook.com/PeaceNook 

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, 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.

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 approximately 5,000 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 18 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.

Natural Foods Convenience Pantry:  The Peace Nook offers a mix natural foods snacks other foods and body products, all at very reasonable prices. 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.


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