Posted in December 2008

Cry for Help from Barnstaple

From the North Devon Gazette: Can you save Christian centre? 12 December 2008 A post Christmas miracle is being sought in Barnstaple to try and save the Doves Christian Centre from closure. Although owner Philip Milton has announced the area’s only Christian bookshop and resource centre is to close, he is hoping to hear from someone … Continue reading

So it’s been a while, eh?

So writes Ellie, who’s working in STL’s Customer Services department. Her opening sentence refers, I think, to the length of time since her last blog post; but it might just as well refer to how long it’s taking STL to get things back together since October’s IT systems upgrade debacle, or to how long it’s … Continue reading

STL Delivers Online: Blog Now Live!

From the all new, bright and shiny STL Distribution blog: System Update I would like to give you a quick update as to where we are with processing and fulfilling orders. Today we are picking orders that were placed on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th December. I just want to reassure you that our team is doing … Continue reading

More Staff Laid Off at Thomas Nelson

The Recession Hits Home Today, was a very difficult day at Thomas Nelson. We informed fifty-four of our friends and co-workers (about 10% of our workforce) that we have eliminated their jobs, effective this Friday. This will affect nearly every department in our company. This was the second round of reductions this year. Unfortunately, this one was … Continue reading

A Hot Potato

Last week I featured John Wilks’ review of Barbara Roberts’ book, Not Under Bondage. I invited Barbara to tell us more about the book and why she wrote it. This is the first of two articles she has prepared in response to that invitation.  Barbara writes: Want a hot potato? Here’s a book on divorce … Continue reading

Christian Wholesalers: is there anybody out there?

Received this question this afternoon: Do you know of another Christian book wholesaler in UK? I am currently using CLC as much as I can (owing to the state of STL) but they don’t always have all I need. It now seems it’s too late to order for Christmas from STL.

Makeover for Harvest Books & Crafts

Congratulations to Harvest Books and Crafts, Pontypridd, on their recent reopening (October 14th) following a major makeover. When all seems doom and gloom in so many areas, I found it encouraging to read of such a positive development. The story was reported last week in the Pontypridd Observer: Harvest Books and Crafts reopens after a … Continue reading