Tagged with Former SPCK Bookshops

Durham Cathedral: New Shop Now Open

Durham Cathedral: New Shop Now Open

THE LONG AWAITED new shop at Durham Cathedral is now open in its new location in the West Undercroft. In a brief notice posted by the Cathedral on Friday 26th October, star attractions are billed as “a range of locally-sourced, bespoke gifts which reflect the Cathedral’s aims and values” alongside new products including “beautiful, hand-made … Continue reading

SPCK v/s SSG: And so it ends?

SPCK v/s SSG: And so it ends?

THE END, it seems, has finally come in the long-running legal dispute between SPCK and the Brewer brothers/St Stephen the Great Charitable Trust. In a statement issued on Friday 14th Sept 2012 — just short of six years since SPCK announced that fatally flawed decision to hand their bookshops over to SSG in October 2006 … 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

News Roundup: Bridge Books, Exeter, for sale | Christian Resources, Leicester, on the move | Durham Cathedral (Book)shop downsizing? | Living Oasis, Aberdeen, closing down

Don’t want to comment here? Join the conversation on facebook instead… WE LIVE IN AN ERA OF CONTINUOUS CHANGE, it seems: some good, some hopeful, some odd, some sad. Not necessarily in that order:  Bridge Books, Exeter, for sale Christian Resources, Leicester, on the move Durham Cathedral (Book)shop downsizing? Living Oasis, Aberdeen, closing down Bridge … Continue reading

Durham Cathedral Bookshop Staff Start Tribunal

Less than two weeks after the post of SPCK/SSG Two Years On: Reflections and Responses and things are moving towards a conclusion of the SPCK/SSG Saga at Durham Cathedral Shop as the Staff there begin their Tribunal. This action though seems not to just cover the past and prior management (if such word can be … Continue reading

SPCK/SSG Two Years On: Reflections and Responses

Today, Saturday 26th June, 2010, marks the second anniversary of the SPCK/SSG blog. You’ll hear no trumpet fanfare, no roll of drums; and you’ll see no flags flying, no balloons, no fireworks to celebrate. But if you listen, carefully, you may well hear the sound of tears falling… yet listen more carefully still and you … Continue reading