Tagged with Christian Marketplace

Christian Resources Together Awards: Retailers Shortlist Announced

CONGRATULATIONS to the four bookshops shortlisted for this year’s Christian Resources Together Retailer Awards: Large Retailer of the Year: GLO, Motherwell, and Faith Mission, Portadown. Small Retailer of the Year: Bridge Books, Exeter, and Christian Books, Dunstable. The announcement appears in this month’s issue of Christian Marketplace, May 2010, p.26, full digital edition now online, print editions … Continue reading

Living Oasis: 20 Shops, Meetings and Openings (Updated)

Updated 11.30am, 5th March, 2010 Courtesy of Clem Jackson’s interview with Ray George of Nationwide Christian Trust in this month’s Christian Marketplace, we now have the definitive list of shops that Living Oasis have in their sights: We now have 20 shops in our portfolio: Aberdeen, Bedford, Belfast, Cheltenham, Chester, Croydon, Edinburgh, Harrogate, Harrow, Inverness, … Continue reading

Church Times Blog: New Living Oasis Christian bookshops to be ‘three times the size’ of former Wesley Owen shops

My thanks to Dave Walker for permission to cross-post the following from the Church Times Blog, a superb summary of reportage in this month’s Christian Marketplace. Scroll to the end for my own comments and concluding reflections. Clem Jackson from Christian Marketplace magazine has been busy talking to everyone involved in the events following the demise … Continue reading

Day of Prayer: 26th March 2010

Cross-posted from Christian Marketplace: Following the success of the first Day of Prayer last September, it is proposed to hold a second Day of Prayer for the UK Christian trade on Friday 26th March 2010. The plan is for all parts of the Christian media industry, retailers, suppliers, distributors and customers, to gather together on … Continue reading

Keeping Up to Date, Getting Up to Speed

Keeping Up to Date Thank you to everyone who has responded to my request earlier this month to check their UKCBD entries. If you’re a bookshop owner or member of staff and you have not yet done so, please do; and if you’re a bookshop customer or other visitor, please do let me know if you … Continue reading

The Evangelical Universalist: Take #2

Earlier this year I featured an interview with Gregory MacDonald, pseudonymous author of The Evangelical Universalist: The biblical hope that God’s love will save us all (9780281059881, SPCK, 2008). In my introduction to that interview I said that, given the struggle many evangelicals have when it comes to thinking outside the box, it’s hardly surprising that this … Continue reading

Shack Attack 2 – and the web is where it’s at!

All of us bloggers already know that the web is where it’s at, of course: that’s why we’re here; but I confess that I found it rather satisfying to see that view independently confirmed in today’s Bookseller: A recent study of 5,000 internet users by PR company Fleishman-Hillard suggests the internet has eight times the … Continue reading

Shack Attack – and books on the way out?

UKCBD Blog Keep up to date with a free RSS or Email subscription:                 RSS Email As I write I have four magazines spread out before me: September’s Christian Marketplace; October’s Christianity; the Bookseller, 12 September 2008; and The future of books, a special issue Sunday supplement from The Independent, 14 September 2008, which asks, “Can … Continue reading

Sarum Books

UKCBD Blog Keep up to date with a free RSS or Email subscription: RSS Email   Christian Marketplace Mark Clifford, whose redundancy from Sarum College Bookshop was reported here last month, has spoken to Christian Marketplace about his plans for a return to bookselling in Salisbury: Clifford told Christian Marketplace that he had secured premises in … Continue reading

SPCK/SSG News Round-up in Christian Marketplace

June’s Christian Marketplace magazine provides a fairly comprehensive round-up of recent news relating to the ongoing SPCK/SSG shenanigans. Industry News starts on page 6 and first up is SSG Shops pulled from auction featuring Simon Kingston, SPCK Publishing’s General Secretary and CEO, expressing surprise that the shops were even being offered for sale. Whatever may … Continue reading