At one time this was a rare resource for Arkansas Pagans. Their selection of tarot, occult, Wicca, Witchcraft, Norse Trad books and more was astounding. It seems that for the past five years, ...
- Pagan, Witchcraft & Occult Selection★★☆☆☆
- Tarot Card Decks & Books Selection★★★☆☆
- Overall Service★★★☆☆
At one time this was a rare resource for Arkansas Pagans. Their selection of tarot, occult, Wicca, Witchcraft, Norse Trad books and more was astounding. It seems that for the past five years, this area of the store has become smaller and smaller. They have stopped carrying Crone magazine and all other Pagan magazine titles. The section for New Age, Body Mind Spirit, Occult, or whatever label they have chosen this year is now bumped back from the main isle behind other displays, as if to hide it from the zealots (you know the ones, "may I speak with a manager about this Satanic material...") in their fear and ignorance.
Of course, I LOVE a good bookstore and still patronize this establishment even though the sections for one mainstream religion keeps growing... well, specifically, there are several isles of bibles, bible covers, Christian inspirational fiction, etc. However, I always try to order my books through small book sellers. There are not a lot of those around here, so I'll often go to Powell's books online or another great bookstore's website. Now that BAM has really started down-sizing the areas I'm interested in, I make even more of an effort to order my books elsewhere.
Located in: Cornerstone Market Place
Address: 450 Cornerstone Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71913
Hours: Open daily until 10pm for late owls (9pm on Sundays, 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays)
Phone: (501) 525-1141