AN INDEPENDENT Christian gift and bookshop Scroll Eaters has opened in Brunel Mall, Stroud.

Owner Mike Juggins said: “We have long carried a vision to provide a fully independent Christian bookshop that also stocks gifts and resources.

“Our heart has grown for this since the sad closure of the Centre Christian Bookshop two years ago.

“We are delighted with the kind encouragement we have received from everyone.”

Scroll Eaters stocks books, gifts, games, jewellery and resources such as Bibles and church supplies.