FOLLOWING ON from last week’s report of Wesley Owen’s likely closure of most of its stores, the Bookseller is conducting a poll on the future of Christian book retail: which of these will it be?
- High street
- A mix
To take part, head on over to thebookseller.com: scroll down the page when you get there and you’ll find the poll at the bottom of the right-hand column.
As for me, I’d say market places and bookstall services are pretty good contenders too: as Steve Mitchell said to me recently, “there are plenty of creative committed people out there, rightly doing they are called to do” — part of his conversation with the Bookseller that was edited out, following the part I cited in my last post.
Steve, I salute you: if I were a bookseller being made redundant, I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have to deal with — may the Lord grant you and your colleagues the grace, wisdom and mutual respect you need through these difficult times.