Posted in May 2012

CLC Bookshop Stockport damaged in town centre fire

THE CLC BOOKSHOP IN STOCKPORT has been damaged and is closed until further notice following a fire that broke out in an adjacent building in Stockport town centre early this morning. A BBC News report (shown right) states that the blaze broke out at approximately 2.20am, with more than 50 firefighters called out. At the … Continue reading

Trade Distribution Update: CLC Wholesale and SPCK

AS POSTED in the Christian Authors, Booksellers & Publishers facebook group earlier this evening, CLC Wholesale have confirmed that they now have stock of the various SPCK Certificates, available to retailers at normal SPCK trade discount and subject to CLC’s usual trade terms. Discussions are also in progress with SPCK to increase the range of … Continue reading

UKCBD News Roundup: The Floods in Drought Edition

Big UKCBD Spring Clean Continues Durham Cathedral Shop: New look, new location Goodbye UK Christian Handbook, hello Christian Resources Directory Lion Hudson authors win Ultimate Christian Library Book Awards More Christian Bookshops on Facebook Quench closure in St Albans jeopardises Music Centre Shoptalk: the CLC Bookshops blog Big UKCBD Spring Clean Continues SIMPLY A REMINDER … Continue reading

What are people saying about your shop?

WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING about your shop? As I’m working my way through the UKCBD database it’s fascinating finding out what people are saying about their local Christian bookshops. If you haven’t discovered Qype yet, it’s well worth a look. This snapshot shows the reviews page for Wesley Owen Glasgow, for instance: To find … Continue reading

Down but not out: Jireh Books and Gifts, Lancashire

THE ECONOMIC CRISIS has hit another Christian retailer as Jireh Books and Gifts of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, have been forced to close the shop down due to the rising costs of rents and other circumstances beyond their control. The shop closed its doors at the end of April, but Dawn Parkes, who owns the business, is not … Continue reading