Christian Retail at "Fork on the Road"

Changes continue to sweep through the book-publishing industry. In droves more consumers are buying directly from publishers such as Hannibal Books on its websites and turning to e-books. Consequently the brick-and-mortar bookstores, including Christian bookstores, either are closing or are having to change their entire operations dramatically.

Recently Christian Booksellers Association reported that because of these changes as well as because of the weak and turbulent economy, its former chairperson is closing his family-operated Christian bookstore in Kentucky.

The phenomenon is worldwide. In another CBA story Chris Johnsen, founder of Christian Art Distributors based in South Africa, noted, "Christian retail has come to a fork on the road. The day and age of the traditional retailer is over."

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