Thanks to all who participated in our online survey for feedback
on our service with a focus on our online presence.
Here are the results! Does this reflect your opinions? Please do
comment and share any additional thoughts or suggestions. Or visit
our online survey: Peaceful Pages Survey
Frequency of Bahá'í Purchases:
42% purchase Bahá'í books more than twice per year or less
22% once per year
Where do you get your Bahá'í Books?
30% online (various sources)
30% at events
24% Peaceful Pages online
9% BDS online
Have your purchased from Peaceful Pages
What about more e-books available?
94% just as likely to buy books
6 % less likely
With more downloadable music?
53% just as likely to buy CD and DVD
47% less likely to buy CD and DVD
Overall Experience with Peaceful Pages
Most people were very happy with the appearance, ability to find
what they were looking for, ordering process , shipment and
satisfaction. Highest score went to likelihood of recommending the
site followed closely by overall service J.
What is most important in choosing a
Suggested Priorities for Website upgrade:
We enjoyed your uplifting comments and particularly any specific
material or practice that is useful to you and your
While seeking a specific publication for a customer I stumbled
upon " The Five Year Plan, 2001-2006: Summary of
Achievements and Learning", printed by the Baha'i World Center.
My worried mind went right to thinking "Well now here is an
outdated publication!", so I began flipping through the pages. Did
I ever notice the wonderful photographs before? Wait, an insert on
microfinance? An article on when and how to seek external funding
for projects!? Establishments of local schools?! Experience on
recruiting youth from the community for service?
This may have happened somewhere in the world over 6 years ago,
but just the idea of these were highly relevant to the locality
where I'm living. Perhaps to you too!
So let me share with you my excitement and renewed interest to
look through this wonderful publication with fresh eyes. Eyes
seeking to gain insights that might inspire and guide the
activities were are engaged in right here.
Over the special period of Ayyam-i-Ha and the first week of the
Fast, Peaceful Pages offered to make a contribution to the Biblioteca Comunitaria Dr. William House in
the Dominican Republic in honor of every customer that purchased
between February 24th and March 10th. We are
happy to share that a contribution will be made this week in honor
of 14 wonderful customers.
Thank you everyone!
A tiny heartwarming blessing of working in the bookstore:
On February 14th, a gentleman driving through town
decided to stop by our store and pick up some books. He was
beginning his study of the Bahá'í Faith and had several books on
loan from his friends in Southern Oregon. He wanted to return the
books and have copies of his own. So the nice man found the
replacements, added a few others to his collection and proceeded to
check out. As he departed he mentioned his wife was waiting in the
car and they'd be on their way to a nice dinner and evening out.
With a sparkle in his eye he said that he does plenty of
'withdrawing' from the relationship and it was time for him to make
some 'deposits'. His enthusiasm was so radiant, I dared ask how
long they had been married; 45 years was his answer.
The day had just become brighter through their visit. Face to
face marketplace interactions are priceless.
Is this efficient? Resourceful? Necessary? Affordable?
These are the questions more and more people are asking about
everything from books, to tools, to clothing, infrastructure, and
How about a community lending library? There are plenty of books
we may only review once. They uplift and inform us, they educate
our community, are a source for research, etc. They can also be
Here are a few good resource books that your community may wish
to own in a shared library.
in Montreal (V 1 and 2) - $50.00 Learn about the history of
this fascinating family in Baha'i History! - High Quality hard
Leaves of the Twin Divine Trees - $49.00. A
book that finally gives us background and information about the
wives, sisters, daughters, and mothers of the Bab and Baha'u'llah's
families! - High Quality hard cover book
Mahmud's Diary - $46.00. A wonderful
account of one of 'Abdu'l-Baha's companions in His trip through
America. High Quality hard cover book.
of Nine Years in Akka - $42.00. A
translation of the memoirs of Dr. Youness Afroukhteh who served as
'Abdu'l-Baha's trusted secretary between 1900-1909. High Quality
Hard Cover book (480pp)
Purchase one of these as a
gift to your community library (or to get one going!) and you'll
get a 20% discount - Offer ends April 21, 2013
Purchase from Peaceful
Your Name will go on a
donation to build a library in the Dominican Republic
Offer ends March 9th. Together we can make a difference! You get
uplifting materials. You can share them as gifts or when you are
offering hospitality. Children and adults in the DR also get books,
hospitality and training. What can be more joyful?
As we exit a very busy holiday season in the United States and
approach the special period of Ayyam-i-Ha, the Fast and the Baha'i
New Year, we'd treasure the chance to learn what you do to
strengthen a Baha'i identity in your children. Though 'Baha'i
culture' is something we are striving to understand in
collaboration with others, we have all had experience, insights and
learning worth sharing.
We invite your thoughts and stories!
New Product on its Way
We have entered into an agreement with the Warwick Baha'i
Bookshop to distribute their "Spiritual Pursuit" game in the United
States! The game is now on its way here and will be placed on our
website as soon as it arrives. For information about this game
Use this game to spice up your community social gatherings, Holy
Day and Feast social portions, home visits, family nights, and
The end of a calendar year means a lot to businesses, however
small! It is time to check our inventory, to look at our expenses
and our income, to make sure any outstanding bills are paid and
that outstanding orders are fulfilled. Looking at the data can also
allow us to gain insights into deeper things: What is most popular?
What do sales say about our communities? What may need more
promotion? How should these insights affect inventory choices for
the following year? And so, here is one data point you may be
interested. TOP 10 sellers for 2012 at Peaceful Pages:
#1 Open Door (over 200 copies!)
#2 Breezes of Confirmation (Hurray for Junior Youth
# 3 Photos of 'Abdu'l-Baha
#4 Bahá'í Teachings for a New World Order
#5 The Bahá'í Faith (Teaching book published by Palabra)
#6 Monthly Planners
#7 Ruhi Book 1
#8 Bahá'í Marriage Certificates
#9 Golden Rule Sheets
#10 Gift of Prayers booklets
What insights do you gain from this report?
Since our partnership started in September 2012 with Dawn
Breakers Publishing (Austria), Peaceful Pages has shipped 1,240
copies of the booklet "Words
of Love" to 34 destinations in the United States. We are very
happy to be able to provide this service and assist in the
promotion of this beautiful and affordable color booklet.
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