Why Shop Here?
We know you have many choices for online book shopping, so thank you for shopping foreverbooks.net. We strive to meet the same goals in online selling as we do in our store: providing excellent customer service, offering knowledgable recommendations, and making sure your shopping and browsing experience (real or virtual) is enjoyable and easy. Now you can continue to support your local community of St. Joseph, wherever you are in the world.
For every $100 you spend at one of our local businesses, $68 will stay in the community. What happens when
you spend that same $100 at a national chain? Only $43 stays in the community.
2.You embraced what makes us unique
You wouldn’t want your house to look like everyone else’s in the U.S. So why would you want your community to look that way?
3. You created local jobs
Local businesses are better at creating higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
4. You helped the environment
Buying from a local business conserves energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation, less packaging, and products that you know are safe and well made, because we stand behind them.
5. You nurtured community
We know you, and you know us. Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains.
6. You conserved your tax dollars
Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money available to beautify our community. Also, spending locally instead of online ensures that your sales taxes are reinvested
where they belong—right here in your community!
7. You created more choice
We pick the items we sell based on what we know you like and want. Local businesses carry a wider array of unique products because we buy for our own individual market.
8.You took advantage of our expertise
You are our friends and neighbors, and we have a vested interest in knowing how to serve you. We’re passionate about what we do. Why not take advantage of it?
9. You invested in entrepreneurship
Creativity and entrepreneurship are what the American economy is founded upon. Nurturing local business ensures a strong community.
10.You made us a destination
The more interesting and unique we are as a community, the more we will attract new neighbors, visitors and guests. This benefits everyone!
Love Your Local
Shop Locally, Here, 24/7!
We're happy to see you again in the store, largely thanks to your ongoing support of donations, book orders, and words of encourangement and love during the shut down❤️! There are some new conditions and store hours in place; please read over before you visit...
⭐️Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of three except for Poppy.
⭐️Staff will be wearing face shields.
⭐️ An acrylic counter shield is in place with hand sanitizer on counter. Charge card transactions are contact-free with no need to sign. As always, we take Apple Pay.
⭐️ We are still offering contact-free pick up in our entryway. Call the store for ordering or order online and choose in-store pick up. Please choose "pay at store" instead of credit card pay if you would like your purchase to go towards your Forever Friends rewards account. You can then pay at pick up or over phone.
⭐️Regrettably, our chairs have been removed except for one for persons with special needs. The children's play table and chairs have also been removed.
⭐️ At this time, our restroom is not open to the public.
⭐️The front of the store is opened up and fixtures have been moved. While the store is more open, allowing for better socially distant traffic flow, our inventory level is normal for this time of year. We have been stocking new releases all along, so come see what's new. If you don't see it on our shelves, shipments are arriving in 2-5 days, depending on the book. More non-book items are arriving daily.
⭐️ For now, our hours are: Monday-Saturday 10-6
We look forward to seeing you all soon!