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Word Bookstore

Address: 359 Albany Highway Victoria Park WA 6100
Phone: 08 9361 7899
Email: service@word.com.au

Tags: book store, books, gifts

WORD BOOKSTORES is a group of Christian stores offering the best in Christian material including Books, Bibles, Christian Music, DVDs, Software, cards and Gifts in very attractive retail environments.

Word Bookstore commenced as a division of The Gospel Film Ministry Ltd (GFM) founded in Sydney, Australia, in 1946 by Raymond James Moulton. The Christian film industry was commencing and Mr Moulton set up an evangelistic ministry showing films and preaching the gospel. Churches of all denominations were quick to see the potential of visualising the Christian message and before long obtained projectors of their own and began renting films from GFM.

In 1953 Mr Moulton moved the headquarters of GFM from Sydney to Melbourne. Interest in films grew and outlets were soon opened around Australia. In addition to the film libraries, GFM began distribution of Christian music from WORD Inc, of Waco, Texas, USA in the 1950s. In the early 1970s GFM established Christian bookstores at Oakleigh and Adelaide. Known as Word Bookstore, they began selling a large range of Christian material. In following years further bookstores were opened in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth. Christian retailing became a major activity of the organisation.

Raymond Moulton passed management of the company to his sons, Stan and Norm, on his retirement in 1976. In 1990, the administrative headquarters moved to a large complex at Kilsyth, Victoria. With continuing growth and emphasis on retailing Word then moved to a prime retail location at Nunawading, Victoria in 1997, and under management of Norm Moulton, Word expanded its retail operations over the next 10 years, with new stores, catalogue offers and internet shopping.

Today, in it’s 65th year, Word Bookstore and Word Australia is managed by Stuart and Craig Moulton, grandsons of the founder. The organisation is a leading Australian Christian communications company, serving the church, colleges, and individuals with the best in Christian resources. Word is a significant Australian Christian ministry organization employing a wide group of dedicated Managers and staff throughout Australia.

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