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About Us

Melberg Christian Book & Gift
Melberg Christian Book & Gift

We are a full service Christian Bookstore and Church Supply. Our emphasis is on Lutheran materials since that is the background of the store owners. You will find many materials from Augsburg & Fortress Publishers and Concordia Publishing House in stock in our store.

We also strive to serve the entire Christian community with the best in Church supplies and publications from such richly diverse suppliers and publishers as Abingdon Press, Alban Institute, Baker Books, Candles from Cathedral, EmKay, Dadant and Lux Mundi.

Church Supplies from Artistic Mfg. and Sudbury, Eerdmans Publishers, Group Books, music from Provident, EMI and Word Music, NavPress, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale House, Warner Press, Zondervan and many others.

Store History

Melberg Church Supply was established by Julian P. Melberg in 1952 in downtown Moorhead. In 1972, Gene and Sonya Bakkum purchased the business and began employing their children in the store operations. Gene and Sonya retired in 1984, when three of their children, Paul Bakkum, Joyce Gray and Karl Bakkum took over the business. Today our staff also includes other family members, Denise Bakkum (married to Karl) and Beth Bakkum (married to Paul) and 10 year co-worker Karol Zitzow.

Our staff is well trained and knowledgeable in Christian education materials, Vacation Bible school programs and other curricula. Consult with us on Choir robes, oil candles, altarware and other Church supply specialities. You can depend on good information based, on our many years of experience, in this business.

Store Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
9:00am to 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am to 6:30pm
Saturday 10:00 to 5:00pm
Sunday Closed