Tagged with Bookshop Closure

Down but not out: Jireh Books and Gifts, Lancashire

THE ECONOMIC CRISIS has hit another Christian retailer as Jireh Books and Gifts of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, have been forced to close the shop down due to the rising costs of rents and other circumstances beyond their control. The shop closed its doors at the end of April, but Dawn Parkes, who owns the business, is not … Continue reading

News Roundup: The Good News Bad News all-mixed-up Edition

IT’S BEEN ANOTHER REMARKABLE MONTH in the world of Christian bookselling, with news emerging of shops and businesses struggling or closing down on the one hand, rescues, signs & wonders on the other, and somewhere in between, Christian author Stephen Sizer has his back to the wall as he faces further accusations of antisemitism. Let’s weep … Continue reading

Bookseller Report: All but one Wesley Owen Bookshop likely to close

Update, 13/3/2012 Wesley Owen Bromley ceased trading on Sat 10/3/2012; official announcement here: wesleyowen.com/info/pdfs/bromley.pdf Update, 7/3/2012 Wesley Owen Derby ceased trading on Sat 3/3/2012; official announcement here: wesleyowen.com/info/pdfs/derby.pdf ACCORDING TO A BOOKSELLER REPORT published this morning, all but one of the Wesley Owen bookshops now look set to close as the company focuses on its online … Continue reading

Light Shines on in the Darkness as more Redundancies and Shop Closures hit Wesley Owen

Update, 26/1/2011: Official announcements about the closures have now been posted by Wesley Owen: Bath | Bristol (pdfs, identical apart from the store locations and dates of closure) The Bath Chronicle published a report on Weds 25/1/2012: Christian bookshop closes its doors NEWS EMERGED YESTERDAY of further redundancies at Wesley Owen as the Bath and Bristol stores closed … Continue reading

Farewell to Quench, St Albans

SAD NEWS has emerged this week as Quench Bookshops have conceded defeat in St Albans, with the shop scheduled for closure on December 31st this year. Reasons given for the shop’s demise include, amongst other factors, the current economic climate, shop relocations and name changes, and the inevitable “competition from the internet” as customers find online … Continue reading