Keeping the light shining…
If you have ever picked up one of the free tourist maps of Shrewsbury you will see Illuminate advertised there. As a result, we get a steady flow of visitors through our doors at this time of year. They are thrilled to see a vibrant, well-stocked Christian bookshop on the local high street. Many sadly tell us that the bookshops in their towns and cities have now closed.
We are so grateful to God and to you, our customers, that so far we have been able to continue to serve the people and churches of Shropshire. We sell books, gifts, CDs and church consumables but, as a ‘light on the High Street’ we are about so much more and you will see elsewhere in this newsletter stories of the impact that our work also continues to have on the lives of individuals.
However, we are not immune to the pressures and competition that have forced so many other bookshops to close. Sales are not as strong as they have been and, unless this turns around, we will be faced with some difficult decisions looking forward.
We remain convinced that Illuminate has a vital role to play in our town and amongst our churches but, to continue to do so, we need you! Can we encourage you and your churches, to make Illuminate your first port of call for Christian books, supplies etc., helping us to ensure a long-term future for a Christian bookshop in the centre of our wonderful town and county?
Please use us!