With a Mighty Roar: Bath’s microshop receives a name – Aslan Books

Update, 21/4/2012
Aslan Books now has its own social media feeds: blog | facebook | twitter

A MIGHTY ROAR is, perhaps, something of an exaggeration, but nonetheless I was delighted to discover that the new bookselling venture from Richard Greatrex, Windflower Books, and David Wavre, A Great Read — bringing the two worlds of online bookselling and local shopping together by providing bespoke bookstall services to churches — now has a name: Aslan Books.

I asked Richard to provide a brief description to help in compiling a UKCBD entry. Here it is:

Aslan Books at St Michael’s is the beginning of a new chapter for Christian bookselling in the Bath and Bristol region as we seek to find partner churches to host micro-site bookstalls offering a wide-range of Christian material with friendly staff in welcoming and prayerful buildings.

On display is a key selection of books at competitive prices, typically 10% off the retail price, and we are able to order a great variety of Christian books and resources – from prayer cards to church candles.

St Michael’s central position in Bath means that it will be easy to reach for Christians in the city – there is plenty of parking close by – and the shop offers a very pleasant place to for shoppers to peruse at their leisure and, of course, seek advice.

And here’s Aslan Books’ brand new bright-&-shiny UKCBD entry:

Aslan Books, Bath

The latest UKCBD entry: Aslan Books, Bath

Like every UKCBD entry, the standalone page shown above is mirrored in the Shop Name and Town & City listings:

If you’re in the Bath/Bristol area — or have friends who are — please do spread the word, call in, buy something and help cheer Richard on; and if you’ve got time on your hands or simply want to gain some bookselling experience, why not volunteer to give him a hand?

There are several other microshop possibilities in the pipeline: keep an eye on Springboard Bath, the local Christian news network, for details…

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3 thoughts on “With a Mighty Roar: Bath’s microshop receives a name – Aslan Books

  1. To see the name Aslan Books in print again, was a strange experience for me, as I started the first Aslan Books (as part of Lion Publishing), way back in 1980 in Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes. I returned to Lion and Aslan Books was managed by various people over the years, until I bought it from Lion and ran it for 15 years with my wife and wonderful staff both paid and volunteer. Eventually we sold the business to St. Andrews Bookshops, and I went into ordained ministry. St. Andrews still run the shop as a branch now in Wolverton, Milton Keynes. David Wavre will know of this, being a fomer Lion member of staff. May God bless Aslan and the whole concept of micro Christian bookshops!
    David Rudiger

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