Illuminate is entirely owned by shareholders and if you are one of them-thank you!
All shareholders will be shortly receiving an invitation to our Annual General Meeting, which this year will be held on Thursday October 6 at Crowmmor Baptist Church in Shrewsbury.
We are pleased to welcome David O’Brien, local author and vicar of Oxon Church as our guest speaker.
Please look out for your invitation and try and come along. If you are not able to attend it would be great if you could return a proxy vote to make the business part of the evening run more smoothly.
See you there!
From 8 August we will be stocking a new book by local author James Hindson on Christians and creation care ‘Consider the Lilies’
Apart from singing about it at a harvest festival and recycling as much as possible, many Christians don’t give much faith-based thought to their relationship with God’s creation.
This book explores what we are doing to creation and how a lack of care harms our relationship with both God and our neighbours. It provides the motivation for change and some ideas for action.
If you are one of those who likes to ‘journal’, we have a selection of Bibles, on special offer, that may be of interest.
Each Bible has special wide margins, to allow you to add notes, thoughts etc.
Contact us to find out more about the versions and varieties of Bible on offer, all with a saving of between £3 and £4 per copy.
Our latest newsletter is now available and will be emailed to all our shareholders shortly.
However, if you can’t wait, you can download a copy of it here
Illuminate Book Shop, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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!
We have a large and growing number of secondhand books in stock, including some that will of interest to collectors.
Click here to see the latest list of books with their condition and price.
If you are interested in any of these please contact us.
(This list is accurate as at the date of publication)
If you have taken to the new interest in colouring books, or even if you haven’t yet, the new range of Christian colouring books in store may be of interest, particularly as they are on offer at the moment.
Two great resources for quiet meditation, creative expression or personal devotion, the books contain Bible verses inviting you to reflect on the names of God or the promises of God. Each is on offer at £5.50, a saving of £1.
Contact us to find out more.
Our latest newsletter is now available
You can read our Easter 2016 newsletter here
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