Tagged with Koorong

Bookseller Report: All but one Wesley Owen Bookshop likely to close

Update, 13/3/2012 Wesley Owen Bromley ceased trading on Sat 10/3/2012; official announcement here: wesleyowen.com/info/pdfs/bromley.pdf Update, 7/3/2012 Wesley Owen Derby ceased trading on Sat 3/3/2012; official announcement here: wesleyowen.com/info/pdfs/derby.pdf ACCORDING TO A BOOKSELLER REPORT published this morning, all but one of the Wesley Owen bookshops now look set to close as the company focuses on its online … Continue reading

Reintroducing Authentic Media

Recently a friend on facebook asked if I knew what was going on with Authentic Media since the collapse of the old STL: had they survived? The answer, I’m pleased to say, is a resounding yes. I invited them to bring us up to date: Following the news of IBS-STL UK going into administration at … Continue reading

Church Times Blog: New Living Oasis Christian bookshops to be ‘three times the size’ of former Wesley Owen shops

My thanks to Dave Walker for permission to cross-post the following from the Church Times Blog, a superb summary of reportage in this month’s Christian Marketplace. Scroll to the end for my own comments and concluding reflections. Clem Jackson from Christian Marketplace magazine has been busy talking to everyone involved in the events following the demise … Continue reading

Wesley Owen: Excerpt from Press Release

Robin Parry has posted the following excerpt from a press release issued on Friday 18/12/2009: Authentic Book Publishing (including Paternoster)and 8 Wesley Owen Stores (Bath Birmingham, Bristol, Bromley, Coleraine, Derby, Glasgow and York) have been sold to Koorong, which is owned by the Bootes family. Based in Sydney, Koorong has 18 stores operating successfully throughout … Continue reading