Visiting our bookshop
The bookshop is located on one of the main roads which branch out of the city center; only a 5 minute walk from the Nicosia Central Bus Station at Solomou Square on the south east side of the city. If you are still unsure about our whereabouts please don't hesitate to give us a call during working hours for directions.
Our bookshop is located at:31E Metochiou Str,
Working hours:Mon. Tue. Thu. Fri.:
9.00am-1.00pm & 3.00-5.30pm
The history of CLC
In the early days of World War II, a young couple, Ken and Bessie Adams, heard Jesus' call to" feed my sheep." Together they worked with the Friends Evangelistic Band in England, holding tent meetings and visiting homes. On many of these visits, they found that they had been preceded by others who left literature, especially Jehovah's Witnesses. Ken declared, "I cannot stand by and watch the spread of so much dangerous propaganda and not do something about spreading the truths of the Gospel." So he and Bessie visited homes armed with good Christian literature.
Fired by his passion for literature distribution, Ken rented some upstairs rooms in Colchester, named "The Evangelical Publishing House." This took place even when the government was severely limiting publishing and the opening of bookshops in wartime England.
The Adams felt led to align themselves with the Worldwide Evangelization (now WEC, International), with plans to help that organization establish regional centers in England. Although they planned to leave their bookshop, they did not want to see it closed. Norman Grubb of WEC was thrilled with the potential of a string of bookshops and remarked, "We could begin scattering 'spiritual Woolworths' around the country and then worldwide." Requests, opportunities, and funding began to present themselves to Ken and Bessie, resulting in the formation of CLC as an autonomous ministry incorporated Nov. 1, 1941.
CLC Ministries offered a literature ministry to all branches of the church. "We will not let doctrinal differences hinder us from serving all denominations with their literature needs," affirmed Ken. "But our position is to be uncompromisingly evangelical so that purchasers feel quite sure that all they see and buy will build up readers or point the unconverted to the Savior. Each book center should be first and foremost a spiritual powerhouse for workers out to win souls and help fellow Christians, this being more important than the sale of books. Branches of Christ's church in the town should be made to feel that the shop belongs to all and is their service."