Posted in July 2008

Take it and leave it

Guy Marshall writes: St Andrew’s bookshop in St Albans took part in Independent Booksellers Week by launching a leaflet to church members called TAKE IT AND LEAVE IT. The idea, pinched from elsewhere, is for people to buy a Christian book to read on holiday and leave it at the place where they stay for someone else to … Continue reading

The Poverty and Justice Bible

Geoff Wallace writes: We have customers asking us for the Poverty and Justice Bible published by the Bible Society at £12.99. However, Bible Society won’t sell it to us because they can only sell it to individual customers and not to the trade. They say that Harper Collins hold the copyright for the CEV text. … Continue reading

And now it’s back to WordPress…

Posts dated 14/07/2008 – 28/07/2008 imported from Blogger using the WordPress Import Tool Thank you to the faithful few who have continued to read and post the odd comment here. And now it’s back to WordPress: any feedback on this brief excursion to Blogger much appreciated. It will probably happen again from time to time, … Continue reading

Grove Books

Do you stock Grove Books? I’ve reviewed a few in my time — always stimulating and thought provoking, they provide excellent snapshot introductions to the various topics they address, making them ideal for customers seeking a way in to a particular subject. And at only £2.95, they won’t break the bank. Perennial sellers at LST … Continue reading

One to Watch: It’s Hard to Hurry…

Congratulations to both Lion Publishing and Dorothy Stewart on the publication of It’s Hard to Hurry When You’re a Snail, and especially for bringing on board Harry Potter illustrator Thomas Taylor. Certainly one to watch, I’d say. You’ll find a longer report here in the Eastern Daily Press. [Update 01/02/2010: Link removed because the EDP … Continue reading

Churches Together Bookshop, Cardiff

If the plans came together, today should have seen the opening of the new Churches Together Bookshop in Cardiff Anyone with more info, please do let us know. Church in Wales Press Release, 26/06/2008 Letter from the Revd Dr Tom Arthur, June 2008

Christian Bookshops: who needs them? Part 2

Melanie Carroll of Unicorn Tree Books, Lincoln, posted the following back on May 28th in the ‘Christian Bookshops — who needs them?‘ thread. That thread remains the all-time most-visited post on this blog and Melanie’s comments seem to raise several important points from that discussion. She writes: Had to join in here and just put … Continue reading

Worcester Calling

Just a couple of days after the tragic news of Steve Jeyne’s death was made public, his widow, Joy, wrote briefly of Steve’s vision for a Christian Centre in Worcester and called upon us to continue to pray for the city. A number of people have responded to that call, urging us not to allow … Continue reading

Making Life Complicated

OK, I admit it: I’m confused. Completely baffled, in fact. By Scripture Union’s “New Sales Plan”, which does away with their trade representation via STL and gives us in its place a multi-layered and convoluted system administered directly by Scripture Union themselves. I have the plan before me as I type and I appreciate its … Continue reading

Select Catalogues Misprinted

For any members of STL’s ‘Select’ Catalogue scheme who haven’t spotted this yet: be aware that the entire print run for the current batch of Select catalogues has been issued as from Wesley Owen, which may cause you some embarrassment as an independent bookseller. STL are raising credits, but you may need to take the … Continue reading