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Birmingham to receive a Christian bookselling boost as CLC decide one shop won’t do: Carrs Lane premises to open Weds 6th August

Birmingham to receive a Christian bookselling boost as CLC decide one shop won’t do: Carrs Lane premises to open Weds 6th August

PHIL BURNHAM, CLC National Director, reports: There was a very informative post here in January about Birmingham and it’s worth re-visiting as background: Birmingham: 120 years of Christian bookselling set to continue as CLC prepare to move into former Wesley Owen premises Now zoom forwards to the present, and after a good many delays, most of … Continue reading

And so it ends: farewell to Wesley Owen’s last physical store as Birmingham branch prepares for closure

NOVEMBER 5TH 2013 heralded the end of an era for the Christian book trade as the closure of Wesley Owen’s last physical store, its Birmingham branch, was announced via facebook for the end of this year. Please pray for all the staff affected.

The announcement reads:

“It is with great sadness that we tell you that Wesley Owen Birmingham will be closing down at the end of the year. We’d like to thank you all for your support and custom over the years. You will still be able to purchase all the same great products from http://www.wesleyowen.com in the future, simply using your Wesley Owen membership number. We currently have 25% off everything in store, so come down and grab a bargain before it’s too late.” Continue reading

Bookshop News Roundup: The much-later-than-planned Friday Edition

Bookshop News Roundup: The much-later-than-planned Friday Edition

IT’S ANOTHER MIXED BAG of news in this much-later-than-planned roundup, which begins with some exciting events and developments in Birmingham, Huddersfield and Market Harborough, but unfortunately ends on two very sad notes: the forthcoming closure of Plymouth’s Christian Literature Centre (aka The Upper Room Bookshop) and the death of Ali Charlesworth, former manager of Scunthorpe’s … Continue reading

Phoenix Rising

With the near-total collapse of the former SPCK/St Stephen the Great Bookshops under the auspices of brothers Phil & Mark Brewer and with Sarum College Bookshop in meltdown — or not, depending on your point of view — it would be easy to become despondent over the state of Christian bookselling here in the UK. Is … Continue reading