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Ellen's Corner, February reading list, Announcing QuakerGifts, and Friends Journal suggests...

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Dear Friend,


We love books. Hopefully, you do too! QuakerBooks has books that make excellent presents to express your affection. QuakerGifts has Fair Trade crafts and goods if you're looking for that perfect Valentines Day gift. We hope these articles and reading lists bring you deep thought and strong connections as you consider the love that binds us all together, and also books.

In the Light,
Graham Garner and Jerimy Pedersen


In This Issue:
Ellen's Review Corner
February Reading List
- Announcing: Quaker Gifts
- Friends Journal Suggests
Black History Month Book Bundle

Ellen's Corner: This is an Uprising 

 

From civil rights to Occupy and the Arab Spring, during the past century, social change movements that challenged undemocratic regimes were 20 percent more likely to succeed using nonviolent confrontation. In a page-turning analysis, Uprising reveals how. 

Read Ellen's review.
 

Expanded Perspectives


Books to enhance your understanding of the broad spectrum of human experience.
  photo by Marta Rusek

Announcing: QuakerGifts!












QuakerGifts is the Fair Trade online store of QuakerBooks, a part of Friends General Conference a store serving Quakers, Quaker meetings, and interested individuals. We carry fair trade gifts that help Friends and others support communities around the world while simultaneously supporting FGC's mission.

We are committed to meeting all the principles of fair trade. The core of fair trade is that the artisan is the center of our mission, decisions we make are always driven by the best interests of the artisans. We work with artisans as partners trying to involve artisan partners in decisions that effect them. We work cooperatively to set prices and ensure that the price the artisans set is enough to enable them to develop a sustainable future that improves their lives. We always offer an advance to finance orders and pay balances immediately on completion. We work cooperatively to resolve any quality of production issues and never use our buying power in a way that disadvantages producers.

QuakerGifts.org has partnered with Global Crafts, a long standing member of the Fair Trade Federation, to provide you with Fair Trade Gifts. 
Find out more.


 

Friends Journal Suggests


Reading List of books Friends Journal Reviewed in their February 2016 edition. Find them on QuakerBooks here!

photo by Marta Rusek

Black History Month Book Bundle


February 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the official recognition of Black History Month in the United States. FGC’s QuakerPress has published a number of titles that help Friends, local meetings and yearly meetings develop their racial and ethnic awareness, increase their diversity, and strive to address the impact of the institution of racism on our Society. This month’s special bundles four of those titles for just $25 – a savings of almost $30 off the regular retail price!

This bundle is perfect for meeting libraries, personal reading, and even as a gift to local and school libraries. Find out more.
photo by Marta Rusek


 
About Book Musings
Book Musings is an eNewsletter presented by the staff and friends of QuakerBooks of FGC. Each issue highlights books and themes carefully selected by bookstore staff for your enjoyment, as well as information about sales and other unique opportunities available to our readers. Book Musings is just one of FGC's eNewsletters offering Friends news they can useyear-round. Click here to receive messages from additional FGC programs>>
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