Tagged with End of an Era

So long, and thanks for all the fish…

Important Notice about the UK Christian Bookshops Directory and Blog Please note that as of April 2018 no further updates to either the UK Christian Bookshops Directory or this blog will be carried out. I launched the project back in 2001 as an initiative to help bridge the gap between Christian booksellers and their customers, … 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

Living Oasis: And so the dream ends…

NEWS EMERGED this weekend of another closure as Living Oasis Manchester reportedly closed its doors for the last time on Saturday, and Leeds has issued a last-ditch shout out for help on facebook, announcing that they are “exploring other options” as Nationwide Christian Trust prepares to withdraw support: The company’s difficulties have been well charted … Continue reading