Originally located on the site of the former Wesley Owen bookshop in The Crossing at St Paul's, The Hub relocated to its new location on Stafford Street in October 2011. The store is operated by mother and son team Christine and Luke Bunger — both former Wesley Owen employees — and continues a legacy stretching back over 40 years to the independent The Beacon Bookshop, which in turn enjoyed success as a Scripture Union bookshop before its acquisition by Wesley Owen.
In their own words now:
The Hub is a Christian Bookshop with a difference.
We are not content with just selling Christian books, Bibles, gifts, cards, multimedia and resources (though we think we do all of that pretty well).
No, we want to be the hub of the Christian community in Walsall.
We believe that Christians in Walsall deserve a place on the high street to meet, chat and network. We believe that Christianity isn't about which Church you attend, or what denomination you belong to (though these things are important), but about meeting Jesus, and others who feel as strongly about him as you do. We're independent, not run by any Church, or affiliated with any one denomination, so whoever you are, there is sure to be something for you...
Also Available Church Resources including communion wine, wafers, altar bread and church candles.
Educational Supplies for schools, colleges and libraries (educational discounts available: enquire for details).