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Bear Book And Candle

Proprietor: Collins
Telephone: (618) 233-2400
Located in: 15 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri

Shop Profile: After twenty years in business in Belleville, IL we are relieved to say that we have honoured the shop Creator, Gail Collins, with sincerity and admiration as we announce that we will be closing the store, now two years past her passing.

The journey she travelled with many friends - from Bearly Used Books morphing into the largest metaphysical store this side of the muddy Mississippi in Southern IL, to this day known as Bear Book & Candle.

Gail delivered a new age of enlightenment to the closed-minded politicians of the city, and often met with resistance because of her desire to bring the area freedom of expression through their religious beliefs; namely Wicca. Today, the cozy store gives each person who enters a feeling of serenity and calm, a place where no matter what their belief, the customer is met with understanding and acceptance and even some assurance that we are all holding onto the same thread in this life.

Please stop in during regular hours of TUES & THURS 11-5 and on SAT 11-6. Always call ahead, because I am happy to accommodate other hours and days by appointment. Also, if some emergency or interruption should arise, I wouldn't want a customer to travel for nothing and be disappointed, should I not be there during regular hours.

We will begin the GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE for the month of :

with 50% off storewide, everything over $10.00 For items less than $10.00 we will offer a discount. There are very few items in the store that are consignment, but they are excluded from the sale but will be discounted.

with 60% off storewide, everything over $5.00 For items less than $5.00 we will offer a discount.

with 75% off storewide, everything. EVERYTHING.

wish me a Happy Birthday!
If you have a birthday in August, show your valid ID and receive 80% off storewide, EVERYTHING.
The 75% off storewide continues for those folks born during the other eleven months.

I imagine by the end of August the store stock will have been depleted considerably, at which time and during the month of August we will also be selling store displays. Please take advantage of shopping early for the best choice of displays.

If any shop owners wish to contact us for bulk item purchases, please do so and schedule an appointment.

On behalf of the store owner, Ray Collins, and the memory of Gail, I thank each and every person who has come thru the doors of Bear Book & Candle during the last twenty years, for the wonderful gift of a very Merry Meet after which I offer you all a Merry we Part as we each continue on in the days ahead to always remember the frail lady who befriended each person coming and going along their ways, Gail Collins.

Blessed Be to ALL

Shop Address: 1111 West Main, Belleville, IL , 15 miles E of St. Louis Missouri

Directions: From MO take IL 64 or Route 15 West - turn on Bellville, IL exit IL I59. Go to Main in Belleville, turn West at the circle/square. Go West on Main to 1111 West Main (11 Blocks) . Shop will be first building on the right side of the street next to a small park. Call for assistance: 618-233-2400

Hours of Operation: Tues and Thurs 11-5, Sat 11-6

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