Tagged with IBS-STL UK

New Ways of Being Bookshop

Matt Wardman writes: Following recent posts by Phil Groom about the crisis in the STL Distribution company on the SPCK News Site and here at the Christian Bookshops Blog, I thought I’d run a few reflections up the flagpole. I have no involvement in bookselling, apart from loving and buying books, but, like the Mouse, … Continue reading

And so it ends: STL UK puts up ‘For Sale’ sign

In a press release (full text below or pdf, 86kb) issued at lunchtime today, Biblica announced that they were finally pulling out of their UK operations and putting the division up for sale. In the press release, Keith Danby, Global CEO, is quoted saying, Given the severe financial and operational strains we have experienced, the … Continue reading

STL UK: Rumours and Counter-Rumours

… and so another trade missive emerges from STL UK in another attempt to lay to rest the rumours of… of what exactly? Whatever the rumours may be, I haven’t heard them. What I do know is that all too often I’m having to place orders elsewhere for items that I’d normally expect to be … Continue reading

STL: Light at the End of the Tunnel?

Update, 22/11/2008: Thanks to Steve Mitchell for permission to reproduce his Powerpoint Presentation, SAP Go Live. Cynics say that the light you think you can see at the end of the tunnel is the headlamp of an oncoming train. With Christmas fast approaching I guess that’s an easy mistake to make as we wait for … Continue reading

STL: Back Online but not Back Up to Speed

It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for those of us who’ve become used to checking STL’s stock availability and ordering online: the website was taken out of commission back on Thursday October 23rd for an IT systems upgrade over the following weekend. If things had gone according to plan disruption to service would have … Continue reading