Have you voted yet? Bookseller poll on the future of Christian book retail

Bookseller Poll: The future of Christian book retail is...

Bookseller Poll: The future of Christian book retail is...

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?

  • Online
  • High street
  • Independents
  • 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.

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4 thoughts on “Have you voted yet? Bookseller poll on the future of Christian book retail

  1. I worked in Wesley Owen glasgow store……and I mean worked….ha ha .till I had to stop at the end of Oct. 2005 for cancer surgery that unfortunately left me unable to return to my much loved workplace. It was with great determination that Mary Macleod and the other staff who worked at Wesley Owen to try to win to keep things afloat , really always did and I am certain view work well above and beyond anything the public sector employees would have done. Every person who walked into the shop as a customer should know that they were in the godly space with godly people and that they even had some who worked as unpaid volunteers to provide a safe haven in a sometimes dark world. I salute them and am delighted daily to know that these saints each with their own difficulties and wonder filled testimonies are still selling much enjoyable books music and literature etc that help to build up the church and promote the gospel in the glasgow high streets through the new company.I pray you prosper daily.. God be at your back and all angels around you all sweet friends. I miss you all daily. Wilma colquhoun.

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