When we started the store, we originally thought we might get into used metaphysical books, because no one else in the Valley was doing it. Then we figured out why - no one ever wants to get rid of their metaphysical books! So instead, cobbled together from Sable's personal collection and the Temple library of a local Wiccan group, we formed our metaphysical lending library!
For $5 you can take out any item for one full month. Registration with our library is required. We don't have overdue fees, but after a week beyond the due date, you are required to renew your item for another month. You can renew your item for up to three months. Nowhere else in the Okanagan Valley has the selection of metaphysical titles that we do, including the Public Library.
Alternatively, for a donation to the CWABC, you can come into our store and use one of our books for reference and study, perhaps to make notes into your personal Book of Shadows. You can use our Tarot table for a quiet study area, unless we have a reading to do, and even then we have a comfy rocking chair. Some of our books may be designated as reference material only, which means - sorry folks! - they can't leave the store.
$1 from every library lending fee, and all reference fees, are donated to the North Okanagan branch of the Congregationalist Wiccan Association of BC.
Included below is a current list of our available titles for your perusal:
We have numerous books in our library available on Wicca, Ceremonial Magick, Natural and Alternative Health, Women's Spirituality, Astrology, Channelling, Mind/Body/Spirit Medicine, Psychic Development, Tarot, Arthurian Lore, the Unexplained, and many World Faith texts including the Holy Bible with Apocrypha, the Catholic Book of Worship, the Holy Koran, the Book of Five Rings, and the Rig Veda.
CDs, DVDs, Cassettes and Videos:
We have a wide variety of audio-visual materials, including Pagan music, instructional CDs in Wicca, metaphysical, Tai Chi and yoga videos, instructional videos in Paganism and magick, metaphysical classics such as "The Secret" and "What the Bleep Do We Know?" and a large collection of cassettes on alternative healing, channelling, and guided meditations.
We have back issues of numerous Pagan and metaphysical periodicals, including The Beltane Papers, Circle Magazine, Hecate's Loom, the CWABC newsletter Page of Pentacles, Parabola, PanGaia (out of print,) The Quest, SageWoman, and Yggdrasil. We also will be carrying current issues of Witches & Pagans Magazine.
The majority of our Reference Library is the required reading list for the CWABC clergy training program, but it also includes out of print and/or expensive materials, and some things we simply don't want to risk losing out of our personal collection. Sorry, these books don't actually leave the store, but you can come in and read them.