We are excited about recent changes to our lovely little gift shop, Village Books & Gifts! Our spring inventory is slowly coming in, and we are expanding our kitchenware section. We now carry Chef’s Choice 8” heart-shaped waffle irons for your kitchen ($89.99)! We did a test run last week and greatly enjoyed the waffles we made!

We’ve also received several hard-to-find Mennonite kitchen essentials such as hardwood rolling pins with ball bearings, an easy-to-use apple corer/paring machine, and metal spice balls for making soup or tea. And of course we are always featuring new Mennonite Girls Can Cook aprons and cookbooks, so let us help you find the perfect Mother’s Day, housewarming or shower gift. (And we promise not to tell if you pick up an extra one for yourself!)


Our local artisans are also bringing in their new creations. Heritage Child’s aprons are made entirely from rescued fabric and vintage embroidery, lace and doilies ($22.00). Owl pillows are soft and sweet and can perch on the bed or go for a ride as a travel buddy ($20.00). Hand-dipped unscented beeswax tapers (made in Manitoba), either 8” or 12”, lend elegance to a dining table ($6.50 & $8.50).


Can’t forget the books! We are always on the lookout for new books of interest to the Mennonite community and stock them as quickly as possible. Let us help you find a title you are looking for.


With all the new goodies arriving in our shop, we have also needed to expand our SALE table. We have selected books, clothing, cookbooks, soap, calendars and garden stakes as just a few of the items marked down for quick sale. You’ll also find organic cotton baby “onesies” and cozy adult fleeces. Even a few books from the MHV Library (beautiful coffee-table books signed by the authors!) have found their way onto the SALE table.

Book prices start at $1.00, and some are up to 75% off!! There are limited quantities of most items, so hurry in for the best selection.

Come see us at Village Books & Gifts at Mennonite Heritage Village!

About the Author

Gary is responsible for the overall management of MHV. Guiding the staff, informing the board, and networking with officials, volunteers, corporate sponsors, individual donors and other guests. He has a business diploma and a MA in Global Studies from Providence Theological Seminary. With his family he did humanitarian work for 18 years in Asia, including being a CEO of a Compost Enterprise in China. He loves to discuss the Mennonite story and how it is relevant in our world. Learn more about the MHV. is Steinbach's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.