June’s Updates: Keeping the light shining on the UK’s high streets – and beyond!

JUNE’S UKCBD UPDATES revealed a number of casualties but no doubt about it, we still have a vibrant Christian presence that’s keeping the light shining on the UK’s high streets, back streets and marketplaces. I was particularly impressed to see so many shops in this batch of updates on facebook: links to facebook pages/groups are marked facebook — if you like them, you know what to do… and if you’re not using facebook to connect with your customers and fellow retailers, why ever not??

I was especially sad to learn of the closures of Faith Mission’s Berwick-upon-Tweed and Fraserburgh stores, but pleased to learn of plans being discussed for a possible mobile service in the Scottish Borders area; and good news has emerged from Dewsbury, Yorkshire: after almost a year’s closure due to the loss of stock in flood damage caused by split radiators in the severe winter of 2010/2011, The Branch Christian Books has reopened, trading Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm. Stock is being rebuilt, with “an excellent secondhand section now available”.

The banner below is provided courtesy of Teal Press, winners of the CRT2012 Card & Gift Supplier of the Year Award; please feel free to use it elsewhere to help raise awareness and keep the light shining. If you don’t like animated gifs or would prefer something more discrete, other badges and buttons with ready-to-go link code are available on the UKCBD Link to Us page.

Keep the Light Shining: Support your Local Christian Bookshop!

Keep the Light Shining: Support your local Christian Bookshop!

Since we’re now in July, the Big UKCBD Spring Clean is officially over, but the updates are ongoing: as always, please give me a shout if you discover any out of date or incorrect entries. Photos and opening times for those shops that don’t have them included are especially welcome.

June’s Updates
Most recent first (11 new entries * | 8 ceased trading)

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