Tagged with Leicester

News Roundup: The Good News on Friday Edition

NO DOUBT there are many more good news stories kicking around out there waiting to be told, but today, three will suffice… By Royal Appointment, Booksellers to the Queen… CLC Wholesale join PubEasy – Official Announcement SPCK Shortlisted for IPG Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year Award Update, 10/3/2011: Follow on report from the team … 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

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

Phoenix Rising

With the near-total collapse of the former SPCK/St Stephen the Great Bookshops under the auspices of brothers Phil & Mark Brewer and with Sarum College Bookshop in meltdown — or not, depending on your point of view — it would be easy to become despondent over the state of Christian bookselling here in the UK. Is … 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