The Good BookStall Newsletter


Our mission: Supporting Christian Bookshops

Helping you find the books you need and showing you others that you did not realise were available. These books are for everyone who enjoys reading! Keeping you up to date by means of our reviews of the pick of the latest and backlist titles. Keeping informative and comprehensive directories of Bookshops, Publishers and Suppliers of Christian Product.

All of our work is undertaken by a small team of dedicated unpaid volunteers as we are a not-for-profit organisation.

Active on Social Media? – Remember it’s all about the outreach!

You can find us on Twitter @GBSReviews and we also have a Page on Facebook! The GoodBookstall Page so why don’t you join us there too.

The Editors Spot

Have you read any Christian Fiction yourself? If not, why not?
We have now had to split the fiction category into eight separate sections as so many publishers have joined in with publishing good stories. There really is something to suit all tastes. You only have to see which I have reviewed to tell what I like, though I do have to post titles to other reviewers that I would love to do myself!

In the first five months of our financial year we have already had well over one million pages looked at, so somebody is reading reviews of Christian books, and hopefully coming to Christian shops to buy them!
W have bookmarks with a space for shop details for you to give to give out. Please ask if you would like some or need some more. The more people who know about us, the more book reviews that are read and hopefully the more books that will be bought.

At CRE Sandown we had a celebration of our first ten years. Thank you to those who came and joined us for a very happy occasion.

At the Christian Retailers and Publishers Retreat at High Leigh, I was very honoured to receive a long service award from Christian Resources Exhibitions. Those of you who know me, also know that I am getting a bit long in the tooth and The Good BookStall is looking for someone to take at least some of the work from me.
If you, your staff or any booklover you know, are approaching retirement (or sadly, redundancy), then please give consideration to helping in this very pleasurable voluntary work. I would be delighted to hear from them or you.

Mary Bartholemew –

Septembers Top Five viewed reviews!

Building Community – O’Halloran
When Someone You Love No Longer Remembers – Sparks
The Death of a Child – Stanford
Gods Adventurer – Windsor & Jones
Life Lessons – Myers

Remember to check to keep informed with what’s going on in the world of Christian Books, Publishing and Retailing.

Remember although called The GoodBOOKstall, we do not only review books so readers will find an increasing number of reviews on site of DVD’s listed alongside books in the appropriate subject section – enjoy!

We need you!

Not only visiting our site, but also being active and engaging with it and positively promoting it – selling it even – into your network circles.

Print out our reviews (remember to include our URL on the review) and make a feature of them with the books, and remember if you have a website it is possible to add our reviews directly onto your site, or even on your Facebook page, just ask for more details!

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This Newsletter has been produced through the generous support of:

Unicorn Tree Bookshop – Lincoln Central Market, Lincoln. LN5 7ET.


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