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Last Week at Our Brockville Store

Maybe some people don’t have a problem locking up their store for the last time, but if there was anything I could do to keep our Brockville store open, I honestly would do it.  The response for our clearance this month has been so positive that I actually started having second thoughts.  If anyone wants to defy the odds and start a store, we have some great store fixtures for sale. In the meantime, ten days left in the month and we have no game plan as to how this shutdown is going to happen.



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  1. January 21, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Somehow, it feels deeply inappropriate to ‘Like’ this post. I’ve only been reading your posts for the last couple of weeks, Paul, and hadn’t realised that your own business was in such crisis. I have greatly appreciated reading your posts, and hope that this setback will not prevent you from continuing to champion the cause of the Christian bookshop ministry.

    The more I think about it, though, the more convinced I am that, with the ever-increasing financial advantage of on-line book sales, the only way this ministry can remain viable is with the benefit of some kind of subsidy; either through book sales or by running alongside other services, such as cafes, Christian resource centres, churches, etc. If such projects can be run on a local inter-church basis, so much the better.

    • January 21, 2013 at 9:03 am

      Our store in Cobourg is doing fine, so I will still be writing here. We know what it’s like to have a successful store and a not-so-successful one. We also have learned what happens when the advantages of multi-store buying are trumped by not having a presence in the local community, and what happens when local churches dessert you.

  2. January 21, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Nothing like ‘home-sweet-home’ I guess but it’s a pity for Brockville and community you have to close down. As the saying goes, of you don’t use ’em ya lose ’em.
    But all your hard work and service are not in vain. Thanks for Cobourg and for blogs like this and your other: Christianity201.

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