The decline of the Christian bookshop
This week we’re digging into something little covered in the media – the decline (and possible rebirth) of the Christian bookshop. Bricks and mortar stores selling Christian resources have been steadily closing down for decades, hit by competition from the internet, declining footfall on the high street, and maybe simply that there are fewer and fewer Christians to sell to. In today’s episode we’re going to explore if the few shops that remain will all eventually shut down too, or has the rate of decline finally slowed? Would it even matter if Christian bookshops became a relic of the past? And is there a better Kingdom-focused use for this network of high street locations, rather than catering to the already-saved?