Tagged with Former Wesley Owen Bookshops

Farewell to The Hub, Walsall: closing down October 2015

Farewell to The Hub, Walsall: closing down October 2015

IN A PRESS RELEASE issued on Friday 10th July 2015, The Hub, Walsall — a survivor of the STL/Wesley Owen meltdown in 2009 — announced that it will be closing down in October this year, a decision which has come after much heart-searching and various attempts to find a viable way forward proved unsuccessful. Continue reading

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Birmingham to receive a Christian bookselling boost as CLC decide one shop won’t do: Carrs Lane premises to open Weds 6th August

Birmingham to receive a Christian bookselling boost as CLC decide one shop won’t do: Carrs Lane premises to open Weds 6th August

PHIL BURNHAM, CLC National Director, reports: There was a very informative post here in January about Birmingham and it’s worth re-visiting as background: Birmingham: 120 years of Christian bookselling set to continue as CLC prepare to move into former Wesley Owen premises Now zoom forwards to the present, and after a good many delays, most of … Continue reading

CLC Bookshop Stockport damaged in town centre fire

THE CLC BOOKSHOP IN STOCKPORT has been damaged and is closed until further notice following a fire that broke out in an adjacent building in Stockport town centre early this morning. A BBC News report (shown right) states that the blaze broke out at approximately 2.20am, with more than 50 firefighters called out. At the … 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