Posted in January 2013

More Bookshop Closures: St Andrew’s, Bury St Edmunds; Beulah Books, Aberdare; and Jubilate, Stratford-upon-Avon

More Bookshop Closures: St Andrew’s, Bury St Edmunds; Beulah Books, Aberdare; and Jubilate, Stratford-upon-Avon

THIS WEEKEND saw the last day of trading for St Andrew’s Bookshop, Bury St Edmunds, closure announced in a brief notice on facebook earlier this month: “Just to let you know the shop (St Andrews Bury St Edmunds) will cease trading on Saturday 26th January 2013. Thank you all our customers for your support over the years.” This follows on from the closure of St Andrew’s Shirley branch in the run up to Christmas last year — also announced via facebook — and leaves the company, once fifteen branches strong, with only six stores plus an outlet at the Jesus Celebration Centre, Milton Keynes.
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John Paculabo RIP

JOHN PACULABO, Managing Director of Kingsway Music for over 20 years, has died. I personally only knew John as an adversary in our exchanges here as he sought to defend Kingway’s integrity and that of his employees: he was a fighter to the end. I am intensely saddened that I never had the opportunity to … Continue reading

Jean Wilson RIP

Jean Wilson RIP

JEAN WILSON, a former organiser of CBC (Christian Booksellers Convention, the forerunner to today’s Christian Resources Together), has died, aged 79. Amongst her many other achievements, Jean was responsible for Billy Graham’s visit to Blackpool in 1980, when he attended CBC as the Booksellers’ Banquet guest speaker at Jean’s invitation and subsequently stopped over for … Continue reading

Under the Rainbow Christian Bookshop, Minehead, For Sale

Under the Rainbow Christian Bookshop, Minehead, For Sale

UNDER THE RAINBOW, Minehead’s Christian bookshop, is for sale as the current owners, Martin & Pauline Spink, prepare their retirement plans. For more information about the shop, visit their website, undertherainbowbookshop.co.uk: Christian Bookshop For Sale An excellent opportunity to purchase a well established business situated in a good trading position in a popular seaside tourist town.