Thompson Christian Bookstore in Columbus, Georgia recently made the news for being especially popular with children: they can get a piece of candy if they ask politely, sign a piece of paper, and give a proper “thank you,” says Helen Thompson, who has run the business with her pastor husband, Kenneth, for 25 years. “Our business is family owned but it is community run,” she says. “I mean we try to see what the needs are in the community and we meet them.”