The Bible Outlet
To serve the Lord by helping people and providing them with Christian Resources at very fair prices
Not too long after that revelation, he stumbled across a “Discount Christian Book Fair” taking place in a vacant department store at a mall in Rock Hill, SC. He was skeptical at first. He thought all the titles would be 50 years old or written by obscure authors. As he stepped inside, the first book he saw was Purpose Driven Life. It was $8. The regular retail price was $19.99. Then he looked to my left, and he saw a sea of Max Lucado books with no title more than $6. He thought to himself, “I don’t know how this company can sell these great books so cheap, but I am going to find out”!
He contacted the owner and toured his stores and warehouses in Eastern Tennessee. He was intrigued at how his mix of both temporary and permanent Discount Christian Bookstores served such a wide variety of people by offering them great Christian Books and Bibles well below retail prices. He shared his business model with me and soon realized that this concept could fulfill all three areas of my new-found passion. As well, these types of Christian Bookstores could serve a great need in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding area. Up to that point, consumers in the Charlotte Metro area were forced to pay full price for most of their Christian Books and Bibles at their local Christian Bookstores. All that was about to change!
In October of 2003, after much encouragement from my new business mentor, he found himself with three tractor trailers full of Books and Bibles headed towards Charlotte to stock my first two temporary Christian Bookstores. From the moment he opened the doors, we were very busy. As the word spread, we continued to grow far beyond my expectations. He found such incredible joy and fulfillment being able to supply churches, missions groups, Christian organizations, Christian childcare programs and many others with Christian resources at prices much lower than they had ever paid for them in the past. We eventually opened temporary locations in Charlotte (3), Gastonia, Huntersville & Gaffney, SC.
Since then, two of those temporary Bookstores became permanent locations; One in Pineville, NC and the other in Matthews, NC. In May of 2007, I added a third location in Concord, NC inside Concord Mills Mall. Because of the economic downturn our country experienced shortly after opening that location and our fostering of two orphaned sisters, I chose to consolidate my operations to Concord Mills Mall and close the other bookstores. It was a bittersweet time, but looking back, I now can see God’s gracious hand in that decision. As for future locations, I continue to research underserved parts of Charlotte and surrounding cities to see where a new Discounted Christian Bookstore would best fit. After much prayer and consideration, I had to make the decision to close the Concord Mills Store and Open a New Store on University in Charlotte.
In 2014, I decided to Re-Brand our stores and moved to BRAND NEW Location at the NEW Charlotte Premium Outlets! We have been so blessed to be at the Outlets!
Since opening in 2003, Christian Book Outlet has supplied hundreds of churches and Christian organizations with over 1,000,000 Christian Books and Bibles. I am grateful for the opportunity to use the gifts and abilities the Lord has given me to operate this chain of Discounted Christian Bookstores. Thank you for letting me serve you.
If you have any thoughts or ideas how The Bible Outlet can improve our operations or for possible future locations, please feel free to write me. I want to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org
The only Deeply-Discounted Christian Bookstore in North Carolina
Over 5,000 Book & Bible Titles in stock everyday
Most Book Titles are 50-80% off msrp (manufacturer’s standard retail price)
We stock a select group of New Releases and Best Sellers at 5% off
• Bible Study Accessories
• Reference Materials
• Gift Items
• Christian Jewelry
• Greeting Cards
• Children’s Books & Gift Items
If we don’t have a book or bible you want currently in stock, you are not doomed! We can special order most any book or bible titles from our partner warehouse in Tennessee. Most orders will arrive the very next day after we place them. If you can wait 24 hours, we can come through for you!
This is another area that we specialize in. We have the ability to order multiple copies of books and bibles at generous discounts. Ordering by the case will usually net you the best price break. For orders of 10-19 copies of the same title, we offer a standard 20% off msrp. For orders of 20 or more copies of the same title, our standard discount is 25% off msrp.
However, if you are in need of much larger quantities of books or bibles for your church, a bible study or class, a mission’s trip or to simply give away, we can offer deeper discounts on a case-by-case basis. Since opening in 2003, we have supplied churches and parachurch organizations with several hundred thousand books and bibles. Allow us to serve you as well.
Are you looking for a way to raise money for your church/organization that has more eternal value than selling Cookies or Popcorn? If so, then consider our On-Site Christian Book Fair opportunity. Here’s how it works:
To begin, there is no upfront financial investment for your church or organization required. Upon approval, we will simply provide you with 250-2,500 books to sell on consignment for an agreed-upon period of time at an agreed-upon price (usually two weeks and $5 per book). Your church keeps 25% of everything it sells. It’s that easy. All we require is that you pay for the shipping of the books to our store location or your church/organization at the end of the event.
If your event is larger than 1,000 in attendance, we can negotiate for our staff to help run the Christian Book Fair with you or for you.
We Look Forward To Seeing You Soon!
Store Hours:Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm
Sunday 10am - 7pm