Tagged with Independent Booksellers

House on the Rock: New Christian Bookshop Opens in Bury

Christians in Bury, Greater Manchester, had cause to celebrate last week at the Official Opening of The House on the Rock, Bury’s new Christian Bookshop and Café, by the Rt Revd Nigel McCulloch, Bishop of Manchester. The opening ceremony, held on Tuesday March 17th, was attended by representatives from local schools, churches and businesses along with local … Continue reading

Leicester: One Year On

This weekend marks one year since the news broke of SPCK/SSG Leicester’s independence under a new name, Christian Resources:      Announcement from St Paul’s Church, Oadby (8/11/2007).   Blog Post from Dave Walker (8/11/2007)   Leicester SPCK goes independent (The Bookseller, 15/11/2007) Congratulations to Peter Hebden and his team on making it this far: here’s wishing them every success for the future! I invited … Continue reading

Take it and leave it

Guy Marshall writes: St Andrew’s bookshop in St Albans took part in Independent Booksellers Week by launching a leaflet to church members called TAKE IT AND LEAVE IT. The idea, pinched from elsewhere, is for people to buy a Christian book to read on holiday and leave it at the place where they stay for someone else to … Continue reading

Love Your Local Bookshop!

Independent Booksellers Week may be officially over (in case you missed it, it ran from July 1st to July 8th) but the BA have provided an easy way for us to keep the Love Your Local Bookshop message alive and kicking in the shape of these bespoke environmentally-friendly carrier bags. The bags are made of … Continue reading

Cafédirect Confirm Support for Independents

What better time than Independent Booksellers Week to post this response from Cafédirect’s Claire Dilliway to my earlier piece, 50p off for you and your friends? My apologies to Claire for not posting this sooner: she sent this reply back in May.  Dear Phil, Thank you very much for your email and the points that you have raised. I would be happy to … Continue reading

Independent Booksellers Week

Independent Booksellers Week, the Booksellers Association’s campaign to celebrate independent bookselling, begins tomorrow, Tuesday 1st July 2008, with hundreds of bookshops around the country gearing up for a week of special events including author signing sessions, quiz evening, readings and more. Shops taking part have been supplied with posters, bookmarks and balloons to help give the week … Continue reading