Re: [mythsoc] [[mythsoc] Sales of Lewiss books]
- In a message dated 7/9/99 9:48:57 AM Central Daylight Time,
> many of those stores onlyWell, yes. I suggested theological conservatism, but the Lifeway store I was
> do lightweight stuff and I've just happened to look in those stores.
in didn't seem to have any Francis Schaeffer, either, and he's as
conservative as you can get, but requires some brain application from the
In DC five or six years ago, Schaeffer and Lewis were fairly visible in the
Zondervan (now Family Books) store, but in the one here... nah.
You can certainly get these titles from Christian Book Distributors, a big
discount house which sells by mail order catalog. Probably from IVP
(InterVarsity) too. I don't know if Logos Bookstores are still around...
- Checked out a chain in the mall. Waldenbooks, I think it was.
Saw no Lewis in the children's Intermediate section (which included l'Engle,
so I guess was the right age group).
In the SF section, two boxed Space Trilogies (& two or three editions of THE
LORD OF THE RINGS). In the Literature section, one A MIND AWAKE Lewis
anthology. Right next to it, a book whose spine said simply "Lewis THE
MONK" -- I entertained myself imagining a CS Lewis fan spotting this,
thinking "ah, a religious title by Lewis" and being well away with it before
discovering it's some OTHER Lewis. (Matthew, to be exact).
One modest bookcase contained all the "Literature" (as opposed to mere
"Fiction") this store had to offer, anyway. I would not hold it up as an
example in any sense; and I'm sure Barnes & Noble, or the local independent,
Davis Kidd, would do better by our authors.