So long, and thanks for all the fish…

Important Notice about the UK Christian Bookshops Directory and Blog

Please note that as of April 2018 no further updates to either the UK Christian Bookshops Directory or this blog will be carried out.

I launched the project back in 2001 as an initiative to help bridge the gap between Christian booksellers and their customers, an era when more and more people were discovering the online world but very few Christian bookshops had their own websites. Those days are gone: facebook, twitter and other social media platforms are now providing the bridge that was so desperately needed back then.

My own life has also moved on: I am no longer involved in Christian bookselling and, due to other commitments, I no longer have either the time or the resources to manage a project such as this. What becomes of the project remains to be seen: time will tell.

From me, Phil Groom, in the famous words of the dolphins in Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it’s “So long, and thanks for all the fish…”

9 thoughts on “So long, and thanks for all the fish…

  1. Thanks for all you have done for the Christian booksellers community, Phil! I think we all agree that you put in much more than we will ever realize. It has been much appreciated!
    Wishing you many more fish, wherever you are!

  2. Thanks so much Phil. The blog and Directory have both been a very useful source of information over the years and, I still use the Bookshop Directory from time to time. All the very best with your other pursuits! God bless. Nigel

  3. Thanks so much for all your hard work, ecnouragement, networking, helping things hold together, making something really useful starting with zero resources, just vision and determination. You’ll be missed. Hope you go on to thrive into whatever’s opening for you next.

  4. Thank you all for the lovely comments and words of encouragement. For those who may be wondering what I’m up to now…

    … as a good friend on twitter expressed it recently, “doing what I love and loving what I do” – when the video was made it was a part-time role; it’s now full-time…

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