Tagged with SPCK Bookshops

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

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

Good News from Norwich

The following report was received 3rd Sept 2008, cross-posted on SPCK/SSG: News, Notes & Info: A new Community Interest Company is on course to resurrect a shop and café within St Michael-at-Plea, Redwell Street, Norwich, the church previously occupied by SSG and SPCK, from July 2004 to May 2008. The Norwich Christian Resource Centre will … 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