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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,
1101 Nicosia,
Cyprus.

Working hours:
Mon. Tue. Thu. Fri.:
9.30am-1.00pm & 4.00-6.00pm
Wednesday: 9.30am-1.00pm


CLC in Cyprus


CLC officially opened its doors in Cyprus in 1981 at that time the only Christian bookshop on the island, but, in fact, as with CLC in some other countries, CLC’s links with a Christian bookshop here go much further back than this. Since 1964, CLC was associated with the work of a Christian bookshop in Limassol, where CLC personnel were involved.

Over the years, the bookshop has built an ongoing relationship with many local churches and missions as well as individuals providing literature and other necessary materials. Besides running the main shop, CLC also holds annual Christmas bookfairs and book tables at various venues throughout the island. The bookshop also made its presence known online, with a website launch in 2005. As of 2015, the website is able to accept online orders and payments and provides door-to-door delivery for local and international customers.

Discover the history of CLC in other countries by visiting clc75.com , a site created to commemorate CLC’s 75th anniversary.


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."