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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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Debts of the former SPCK bookshop chain: Church Times letter

Matt Wardman writes:

We have a letter published in the Church Times this week about the former SPCK bookshop chain. Kudos to the CT for putting it outside the paywall, where everyone can see it.

A fuller version, with a few points about the J Mark Brewer attempt (known to us as the Great Texan Wild Goose Chase) to dodge debts by putting a sort-of conflation of various bits of his organisations into Bankruptcy in South Texas, declaring lots of debts but none of the assets, is in this week’s Bookseller – but they don’t always put letters online. Continue reading