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Bookshops: a new chapter?

The collapse of STL was the latest blow to Christian bookshops. Clem Jackson asks whether they have a future

CHRISTIAN retailing in the UK has been through a torrid time in the past couple of years. Yet there now appear to be signs of hope emerging, as the trade starts to look forward once again.

In many ways, it is a much leaner (and, hopefully, fitter) trade that is emerging from the twin salvos of the collapse of the former SPCK book­shop chain, and the failure, at the end of last year, of the largest Chris­tian distribution, publishing, and re­tailing business outside ...

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Mon 20 Oct 14 @ 17:04
Welby: 'Bankers need to pursue the sort of heroism praised by Aristotle and Virgil' http://t.co/gBzgfOe7nW

Mon 20 Oct 14 @ 14:33
The women-bishops Measure will be discussed in House of Commons this pm. Here's what was said in House of Lords: http://t.co/vUpcrnNlRq