Hillspeak by T. Goddard
If you are a reader or collector of books on theological subjects you will want to know about Hillspeak, a free resource for books on religious and philosophical topics that, located right in our backyard, is really a one of a kind treasure.
Hillspeak is located about a mile south of Eureka Springs (on then right) on County Road 102, and is the physical site of the Howard Lane Foland Library, and Operation Pass Along, a repository of approximately 15,000 books on religious and philosophical subjects. Hillspeak is also a retreat center and home of The Anglican Digest, a quarterly publication that "reflects the words and work of the faithful throughout the Anglican Communion."
The books that comprise Operation Pass Along are donated to Hillspeak by readers of primarily Christian materials. Books range from fairly prosaic self help genres to scholarly works by authors such as St. Augustine, David N. Bell, Harold Bloom, and Paul Tillich, and by popular writers such as Charles Swindoll and Joel Osteen. Books are catalogued in the Operation Pass Along computer data base and are easily retrievable by author name; otherwise, browsers go from shelf to shelf on adventures of discovery.
I go to Hillspeak three or four times a year and usually come away with an armload of books. This time I found the difficult to find Belief and Unbelief by Michael Novak, and R. Dean Patterson's A Concise History of Christianity. Both of these books are standard texts but are currently out of print. I felt like I hit the ecclesiastical jackpot and smiled all the way home.
Operation Pass Along is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and at other times by appointment. For more information call (479) 253-9701.