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To draw people in, you have to reach out

Recently I had the privilege of visiting another Christian bookshop. It was small, smaller than the LST Bookshop, and like so many of us, the owners were struggling to make ends meet. They’d invited me to comment on ways in which they might be able improve sales, and it proved to be an enlightening and … Continue reading

March of the Clones

I’m sure it isn’t really a St Andrew’s Bookshops internet takeover bid, but somehow, looking at these, I can’t help wondering… Books Alive Bookshop Christian Book Centre Cornerstone Book Shop Illuminate Books Manna Christian Centre New Wine Direct Bookshop Tonbridge Christian Book Centre It’s not the “March of the Clones” effect that bothers me so … Continue reading

So you want to open a Christian bookshop?

The two most frequently asked questions in my correspondence are: Will you review my book? How do I go about setting up or opening a Christian bookshop? There are other questions, of course: we’ll get to those another time. But for the moment, being contrary, I’ve decided to address the second one first. This advice … Continue reading