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Today We Launch Year 15 of Christian Book Shop Talk

There were probably more of us in business when Christian Book Shop Talk launched on the last week of August, 2008. In the days that followed we would learn the value of having this information conduit, as the largest supplier succumbed to bankruptcy, and in the years that followed, a dozen key Christian wholesale companies would close or be absorbed by other companies; along with the country’s largest Christian retail chain.

There are few of us left now. Trade sales are no longer a significant part of what two of our key suppliers are focused on, with direct consumer sales occupying most of their attention.

We often use the Canadian Christian Retail Insights group on Facebook now to report things which might have formerly deserved an article here. Changes in our industry simply impact fewer and fewer people when measured by the number of store owners and bookstore staff.

However, what some might see as retail transactions are continuing to impact lives. This morning, as I shared some Bible basics with a customer, my son overheard the conversation and reminded me of the difference we’re making in our community.

Here’s to more days of effective and fruitful ministry for all of us who remain.

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