I popped into Blackwell's yesterday afternoon as they closed down for the Christmas holidays. The good news is that the bookshop has had what Jo West calls a "stay of execution" while the University and Blackwell UK continue negotiations.
The most important thing we can do for the shop now is to support it.
There will be upcoming launches and author events in the New Year, and the best way to find out about them is to like the shop's facebook page. You can do it here: https://www.facebook.com/BlackwellPortsmouth/
Thanks to everyone who has signed this petition. I'm sure your involvement has contributed to the current slightly more hopeful situation.
Have a Merry Christmas and great New Year, all.