Have you ever walked past 133 Dunlop Street East and thought – “What a unique store?” Welcome to Bell, Book & Candle! Maureen Cosme and daughter Maria will be so happy to be able to welcome you in once again.
Bell, Book & Candle is not just a bookstore – to me it’s a sanctuary. Not only can I walk through the many, many shelves of discovery…the feelings that I get from the books, crystals and accroutrement sing to my soul.
I know I’m not alone when I say it’s a place where normally I leave the hectic pace of the outside world, find a chair in a quiet corner to either browse through a newly found treasure – or even meditate for a few minutes to clear my mind.
Maureen offers a wide variety of ways to find answers for those on a spiritual journey or quest. To be discovered are new and used books, crystals, giftware, incense – even singing bowls.
It’s not a shop to hurry through – it has an energy to be savored and experienced.
Virtual Shopping Tours – Online!
During the past year that unique feeling has truly been minimized. Maureen is doing a wonderful virtual shopping tour live feed hosted by Carrie, an on-site team member. This virtual tour takes place every Wednesday at 2pm. Should you not be available at that time, the ladies post it to their Facebook site to be enjoyed by everyone.
Often the spiritual among us find online shopping difficult for some of the items. The energy of many items must be felt to be treasured. The vast array of crystals certainly fall into this category.
I have watched and truly enjoyed as Carrie has guided us through what’s available. She’s so relaxed and informative that I feel myself actually settling in just to enjoy the tour.
Even though being in the energy of the store is so vital, Maureen, Maria and Carrie are exceptional tour guides!
Great Product Lines!
Some of the products available are the much desired essential oils. Maureen carries a line of ethically produced, high quality oil from New Directions, a Toronto based company. All I can say about that is…You are truly shopping local with that purchase! Actually a number of products available are Canadian. That makes me feel great about my purchases!
The collections of candles and incense seem endless, as do the choices, sizes and shapes of available crystals.
Arrange Your Shopping Experience!
You could book your personal shopping time or call the shop and leave a message with your desires. Perhaps order a mystery bag as well.
One things for sure…We’ll all breathe a sigh of relief when the world can reopen again – but until then, this wonderful downtown sanctuary has found a very visual way to stay in touch with their customers.
Well Done Ladies!!
Written by: Jane Laker
Photo Credit: Stephen Elliott
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