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Stepping Stones Books & Gifts at the Center for Spiritual Living


Stepping Stones Books & Gifts
at the Center for Spiritual Living

By Deborah Taylor-French

I love this store. This Santa Rosa nonprofit is an ever-changing supply of attractive and useful gifts, staffed by volunteers. Winter holiday shoppers are sure to find stocking stuffers, little books of encouragement, clothing, music, candles, window crystals, all sorts of bracelets, necklaces, scarves, essential oils, self help items and prayer beads and an assortment of prayer flags. 

We have shared heartfelt moments selecting a surprise gift or searching for a lovely greeting card. Dozens of memorable gifts arrest the eye and intrigue the mind. For example one winter, Marc picked out the perfect fair trade hoody for a teen girl. Years later, she still wears it. One summer Sunday, I found a colorful pair of glass earrings for Lisa’s birthday. Those earrings brought delight. Then Rebecca’s birthday came and the store carried jewel colored shawls. Marc and I found a richly toned green and gold. Well, that confirmed it. Every gift a winner made us longtime fans of Stepping Stones Books and Gifts. 

Of course, they sell books. Year round, rare and beloved spiritual inspiring titles call from these shelves. People of all faiths visit this shop to find books they treasure and share. A few titles greatly loved by me include; This Thing Called Life by Ernest Holmes, The Little Book of Letting Go: A Revolutionary 30-Day Program to Cleanse Your Mind, Lift Your Spirit and Replenish Your Soul by Hugh Prather, Gerald Jampolsky and Clear Your Clutter with FENG SHUI — by Karen Kingston. Call 707-527-8372 for days and hours or shop online with free shipping.