Tagged with Mark Brewer

Call for Brewer Creditors to Speak Out

Over on the SPCK/SSG News Blog we have issued a call for creditors to speak out about the monies owed to them by Messrs J Mark and Philip W Brewer. Following the Interim Manager’s call for creditors to submit claims, we now have some degree of national media attention, and there may never be a … Continue reading

Debts of the former SPCK bookshop chain: Church Times letter

Matt Wardman writes:

We have a letter published in the Church Times this week about the former SPCK bookshop chain. Kudos to the CT for putting it outside the paywall, where everyone can see it.

A fuller version, with a few points about the J Mark Brewer attempt (known to us as the Great Texan Wild Goose Chase) to dodge debts by putting a sort-of conflation of various bits of his organisations into Bankruptcy in South Texas, declaring lots of debts but none of the assets, is in this week’s Bookseller – but they don’t always put letters online. Continue reading

SPCK/SSG Bookshops: A Brief Note

Today, July 21st, marks a significant milestone in the history of reporting on the former SPCK Bookshops: it’s exactly one year on to the day when, if J Mark Brewer had had his way, that reporting would have not only ceased but would have been wiped out completely. Thanks to the encouragement, help and support … Continue reading

SPCK/SSG Update

First, my thanks to everyone who has expressed concern over or offered support — whether publicly or privately — about the ongoing shenanigans with the former SPCK Bookshops. If you’re new to the situation, please read SPCK/SSG: My Story, a brief account of my own involvement. In general I’ve tried to keep reporting on this situation … Continue reading

Third Space Books: Buyer Beware

Third Space Books (www.thirdspacebooks.com) is the online trading division of the St Stephen the Great Bookshops (also known as the Stephen the Great Charitable Trust, SSG and/or SSGCT), the organisation that took control of the former SPCK Bookshops in October 2006 and declared itself bankrupt in June 2008. Run by the brothers Philip and Mark … 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

The Dave Walker Reposts

UKCBD > Christian Book Reviews > Arts & Media > The Dave Walker Reposts The Dave Walker Reposts  May 2006 – July 2008 Dave Walker and Matt Wardman (Ed)  ISBN: (N/A)  The Wardman Wire, 2008 (130pp)  Free Download Category: Arts & Media  Reviewed by: Phil Groom Sometimes things don’t work out as planned, even for highly placed business men and lawyers. Taken … Continue reading

SPCK/SSG News Archives

Dave Walker has compiled an index of news reports and correspondence about the SPCK/SSG saga in the Church Times blog, which helpfully supplements his own Save the SPCK section. To that I’d like to add the UKCBD SPCK/SSG News Section, this site’s reports and reflections and the various reports in the Bookseller:  SPCK | SSG | St Stephen the Great. Should probably also add this … Continue reading