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Bookseller Report: All but one Wesley Owen Bookshop likely to close

Update, 13/3/2012 Wesley Owen Bromley ceased trading on Sat 10/3/2012; official announcement here: wesleyowen.com/info/pdfs/bromley.pdf Update, 7/3/2012 Wesley Owen Derby ceased trading on Sat 3/3/2012; official announcement here: wesleyowen.com/info/pdfs/derby.pdf ACCORDING TO A BOOKSELLER REPORT published this morning, all but one of the Wesley Owen bookshops now look set to close as the company focuses on its online … Continue reading

Living Oasis: And so the dream ends…

NEWS EMERGED this weekend of another closure as Living Oasis Manchester reportedly closed its doors for the last time on Saturday, and Leeds has issued a last-ditch shout out for help on facebook, announcing that they are “exploring other options” as Nationwide Christian Trust prepares to withdraw support: The company’s difficulties have been well charted … Continue reading

Living Oasis: Ray George speaks to the Bookseller

Don’t want to comment here? Join the conversation on facebook instead (or as well…). IN A REPORT POSTED YESTERDAY by the Bookseller, Ray George has spoken briefly about the current state of play at Living Oasis, dismissing concerns that staff were given little notice of the closures: Ray George, chairman of trustees for Living Oasis … Continue reading

eBook Sales – Weighing up the Digital Impact

Phil Groom was kind enough to invite me to cross-post from my personal blog where I have taken a periodic interest in the rise of the eBook. I’m fascinated by the explosive potential of their impact in our small niche within the wider book trade. Digital is clearly not going away but somehow it doesn’t quite … Continue reading

For I am ashamed of the Gospel? Concerns raised as Living Oasis declares plans to “de-Christianise” shop windows

CONCERNS HAVE BEEN RAISED by booksellers responding to Andy Twilley’s comments about plans to “de-Christianise” Living Oasis shop windows, reported yesterday by Victoria Gallagher in the Bookseller, Nationwide Christian Trust puts faith in former Wesley Owen stores: Revd Andy Twilley, director of Christian Life & Ministry at the Nationwide Christian Trust, said: “The shop window will … Continue reading

Shout Out to Publishers: “Bookshops and booksellers are still your most significant route to market”

In a no-holds-barred challenge to the UK book trade reported by Graeme Neill in the Bookseller — online on Monday and in yesterday’s print edition, pictured — Booksellers Association President Sharon Murray has called for greater co-operation between publishers and booksellers. Speaking at the 2010 Book Industry Conference on Monday, Murray was addressing the challenge … Continue reading