Tagged with Bookshop Closure

News Roundup: Book Signing in Norwich with Bishop Graham James; Cornerstone Ulverston Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day; Evangelical Press Update; and more…

News Roundup: Book Signing in Norwich with Bishop Graham James; Cornerstone Ulverston Commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day; Evangelical Press Update; and more…

WELCOME to the first UKCBD News Roundup of 2015, with very best wishes for the rest of the year. As usual it’s a mixed bag of news but more good than bad by far; in particular, I’d like to highlight Cornerstone Ulverston‘s window display for Holocaust Memorial Day: is this a first for a Christian bookshop? … Continue reading

Farewell to Horsham Christian Centre

Farewell to Horsham Christian Centre

CHURCHES IN HORSHAM, West Sussex, have been notified that attempts to keep Horsham Christian Centre open have failed and the Centre is therefore slated for closure at the end of this month, according to a report in the West Sussex County Times: “It is with a very heavy heart that the trustees of Horsham Christian Centre and … 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

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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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