Good News for Derbyshire as mobile Christian bookshop fills the Buxton gap

New independent, non-profit making, mobile Christian Bookshop

New independent, non-profit making, mobile Christian Bookshop

CONGRATULATIONS to Don and Iris Sparkes, who have seized the initiative in Derbyshire following the recent demise of Buxton Christian Bookshop and are now providing a mobile book service for the area from the back of their car.

Although it’s a low-key venture, the aim is to sell books at bargain prices whenever possible, alongside a range of cards, gifts, CDs and DVDs, with special orders and bookstall services available on request.

Iris explains:

It is  a very, very small venture carrying stock in the back of our car to sell as we go to churches and events in  our area. We are not a shop but 2 people in our  70s trying to fill a gap in the market. We are not sure how things will go but thinking of doing bookstalls at local events.

We do not envisage travelling too far out of our area but to serve the local community. It is not a full time commitment and we are not having regular opening hours but just going where there is a need.  At the moment we are feeling our feet so to speak so we are letting people know via our flyers.

h/t Bakewell Today: Words on the Move

For Christian bookshops in the surrounding area, see the UKCBD County Index » Derbyshire


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3 thoughts on “Good News for Derbyshire as mobile Christian bookshop fills the Buxton gap

  1. Good news from Exeter. Bridge Books was bought last March by Gary and Mary Lee. We have been on a steep learning curve but have been very encouraged by local support. The news from other bookshops is very unsettling, but we know this is what the Lord wants us to do, so we must faithfully serve Exeter and the surrounding area and be creative in finding ways to meet people’s needs in a new way.

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