We are excited to be moving back down to the Lower Terrace at St. John’s as the first part of their re-development is complete. We are now closed for two weeks to make the move and will re-open on Thursday July 20th at 10 a.m. We are looking forward to welcoming you all to our new home!

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After a couple of weeks of long hours and little sleep we have reopened in our lovely Portakabin building on the upper terrace.

We are now sited next to St John’s church on the Lothian Road side and easily visible from the street. The building that Portakabin UK kindly donated to us is big enough to fit all our stock and is warm and welcoming.

We are very happy in our new home and we hope that you will love it as much as we do.

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During the church re-development project our Temporary Home will be a custom-built Portakabin on the Upper Terrace at St. John’s.  It is likely we will be moving in January 2016.

Till then, we look forward to serving all our customers from our current premises.

2 July 2015 – Barbara Brown Taylor

Barbara Brown Taylor is an American Episcopal priest, professor, author and theologian and is one of the United States’ best known preachers. In 2014, the TIME magazine placed her in its annual TIME 100 list of most influential people in the world.

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Come and join us for this FREE event:

7.00 – 8.00pm – Talk/Presentation by Barbara
8.00 – 8.20pm – Q&A Session
8.20 – 9.00pm – Book Signing and Refreshments

The event is non-ticketed and there is no need to book in advance.

Barbara will be speaking primarily from her latest book Learning to Walk in the Dark. The book will be published in paperback at the end of June. At the event, we will be offering a special discount on this and a selection of her other titles.

We are delighted to be joined by a new manager, Anna will be here to help and we hope you will be as happy to see her as we are.

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There are some gorgeous new children’s books that would make great Christmas presents this year.

Two in particular:Snow

‘Snow’        by Walter de la Mare           £6.99

“No breath of wind,

No gleam of sun –

Still the white snow

Whirls softly down –

As the day draws to a close, a family prepares for Christmas. Outside, the world slowly turns to white… This enchanting edition of de la Mare’s glorious celebration of the wonder of snow is beautifully illustrated by Carolina Rabei. One of the most outstanding picture books to be published this year, it will surely become a classic.

Mimi and the Mountain Dragon

‘Mimi and the Mountain Dragon’       by Michael Morpurgo         £5.99

Michael Morpurgo is a master story teller and this is evident in his latest Christmas tale.  “In her castle lair, high in the mountains of Switzerland, lives a terrible dragon.  In the village below, lives a brave little girl called Mimi.  When Mimi finds a baby dragon in the woodshed one snowy Christmas morning, she makes a decision that will bring joy and peace to the village forever.” A heart-warming Christmas adventure that all the family can share, it perfectly combines magic, adventure and Christmas cheer and would make an ideal stocking-filler.

Of course there are lots more we would love to show you when you come into Cornerstone…

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‘Surprised by Scripture’

by Tom Wright                                   9780281069859                   £12.99

Tom Wright’s latest book has been selling well since it was published a couple of months back.  ‘Surprised by Scripture’ is a collection of his essays, sermons and talks that provides case studies to explore how we can read the Bible and engage with it to discuss some of the important issues that affect all of us today. In raising the topics of faith and politics, the Bible and evolution, climate change and many others, Wright provides an opportunity for all of us to reflect on how our faith can and should impact on the way we live our lives and the choices we make.

'The Promise' by Nicola Davies









‘The Promise’

by Nicola Davies & Laura Carlin                 9781406355598       £6.99

This picture book offers a story of transformation that is simply but beautifully told. It would be a shame to spoil it by describing it too fully, but the quote from the back of the book is an appropriate introduction:

“A young thief snatches an old lady’s bag – and is compelled to make a promise … which is the beginning of a journey that will change everything, for ever…”

'Edge of Words' by Rowan Williams

‘The Edge of Words: God and the Habits of Language’

by Rowan Williams                                       9781472910431       £20.00

This book arose from the Gifford Lectures given by Rowan Williams in 2013. In it he reflects on the way we use language and explores how that can affect the possibilities of how we speak about God. He engages with thinkers in a variety of disciplines, from philosophers of religion to experts in the treatment of autism, and also investigates how the use of language in fiction and poetry adds depth to our appreciation through the use of fantasy, metaphor and paradox.

Unbelievable by Graham Ward

‘Unbelievable: Why we believe and why we don’t’

by Graham Ward                              9781780767352                   £20.00

Graham Ward’s new book investigates the question of belief, and how our understanding of it has shifted through the last few decades as neuroscience has developed. In exploring the ‘biology of believing’ Ward considers areas such as cognition, sensation, perception and knowledge. In our increasingly secularised society this approach offers some valuable insight, especially in exploring his argument that secularity is itself a form of belief.