By Aaron Wilson
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Music City residents and visitors can continue to shop at a brick-and-mortar LifeWay Christian Store even after the bookstore chain closes.
The Capitol View LifeWay Christian Store located in downtown Nashville is staying open and will not be affected by the other store closures, says Marsha Pursley, manager of national events and trade shows. The Capitol View Store is located at LifeWay’s corporate office at LifeWay Plaza and 11th Avenue North.
“I’m excited about our store being a part of the ever-growing Capitol View community of local residents,” said David Forister, manager of the Capitol View LifeWay Christian Store.
The 4,429-square-foot store is also getting a new look that will call more attention to Bibles, books, Bible studies, pastor-related products and church supplies. Pursley says the store will also carry a lighter selection of gift items, greeting cards, music and DVDs.
“Customers can expect an ‘experiential’ store space that encourages spending more time with the products,” said Forister. “With seating areas designed for sitting and reading without distractions, the store has a welcoming environment where people will enjoy spending time.”
Customers can also look forward to new experiences including:
- Spaces to explore and compare multiple Bible options
- Visual examples of how to use LifeWay’s Everyday Hospitality line of gift products
- Expanded spaces for kids’ activities
“We’re excited to provide a place for people to discover and explore the books, Bible studies, children’s products and other items we carry in our store,” said Forister.
In addition to LifeWay resources and products from other publishers, the store will be able to place special orders for most items available at LifeWay.com.
The Capitol View Store’s hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The store is closed on Sundays. Free garage parking is available.
In addition to providing the brick-and-mortar store at Capitol View, LifeWay is expanding access to its materials through additional channels, including Amazon Marketplace and a new network of independent Christian bookstores serving as authorized dealers of LifeWay resources. LifeWay will also continue to provide pop-up stores at conferences and events nationwide.
LifeWay President and CEO Ben Mandrell said he’s excited to welcome the Nashville community and visitors to the LifeWay Store at Capitol View. “We’re so glad to serve the Nashville area by providing resources that enrich people’s spiritual lives.”
Founded in 1891, LifeWay Christian Resources is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services, including Bibles, books, Bible studies, church supplies, movies and music, and other Christian resources.
Aaron Wilson is a writer for LifeWay Christian Resources.