PENNIES FROM HEAVEN
“Oh every time it rains
It rains pennies from heaven
Don’t you know each cloud contains
Pennies from heaven
You’ll find your fortune
Fallin’ all over town
Be sure that your umbrella is upside down
Traded them for a package of sunshine and flowers
If you want the things you love
You must have showers
So when you hear it thunder
Don’t run under a tree
There’ll be pennies from heaven
For you and me"
Whether you’ve heard this from Bing Crosby or Billie Holliday or St. Mary’s Bookstore, the outcome is always the same... to have "the things you love"!! And that's just what we want you to have; from sunshine and flowers after the rain, to books and sacramentals on sale from your favorite local bookstore.
When my mom moved the store from 6th Avenue downtown to 1909 mid-town, she added a few members of her Cursillo group to help her. In the 1980s, when discussing a summer sale, Mimi Heer came up with the idea of “Pennies from Heaven,” and we’ve used it ever since. The idea is to have tables of overstock items or slightly defective items and other goodies starting at a penny and going up from there. The sale is truly heavenly and has been a popular tradition within the bookstore, and with our customers, for years.
Please join us as we continue this tradition. We know you will find some true treasures.