Thursday, March 02, 2017

WORLD BOOK DAY WINNER 2017

EAST RIDING SCHOOL WINS WORLD BOOK DAY 20th ANNIVERSARY AWARD!

Winner of the World Book Day Award has been revealed as an East Yorkshire school, after it faced three years of “struggling” to expand its books offering from "one meagre bookshelf" into a library. The announcement comes as a raft of events kick off to celebrate WBD’s 20th anniversary (2nd March 2017).
Cherry Burton Primary School in East Yorkshire won £5,000 of books for its ‘Old Curiosity Shop’ which saw the Church of England school’s summer playhouse transformed into the shop featured in the classic novel by Charles Dickens.
A World Book Day spokesperson said the "massive influx" of the prize would help the school expand the library, after three difficult years of fundraising. He said: “Designed to convey the 'individual experience' of reading, the shop was filled with displays and crafts made by the children, sparked by their favourite books, which ranged from Owl Babies (Walker) to The Snail and the Whale (Macmillan) and The BFG (Puffin). The massive influx of £5,000 worth of new children’s books provides fresh hope to a school that has spent the last three years struggling to fundraise to expand their collection of books from just one bookshelf into a fully-fledged library.” Sarah Shepherdson, literacy coordinator at Cherry Burton, said: “We’re honoured and thrilled to have been awarded first prize for our entry to the World Book Day Award. The children all worked incredibly hard and loved exploring and interpreting their favourite books for the project. The addition of £5,000 worth of books to our school library is a dream come true. Three years ago, our library consisted of one meagre bookshelf, and while we have come a long way since then, there is no doubt that this prize will be life-changing for our pupils.”




Friday, February 03, 2017

FEBRUARY PRIZE DRAW

Be in with a chance of winning our February prize draw with Classic Lodges, where you have your choice of hotels. Plus, we're adding in £100 in Theatre Tokens to see a show. Enter below before 28 February 2017.

About Classic Lodges: Each of the hotels has fantastic character and history – the properties vary from a grade two listed lodge in Lancashire, to a Georgian mansion in the Lake District.

Fine Dining is at the centre of every Classic Lodges hotel and the winner of this amazing prize will have the chance to try the cuisine at any of the hotel’s fantastic restaurants during a table d’hote dinner.

Following a good night’s sleep, the winner can indulge in a full English breakfast, or a slightly lighter Continental version to fuel the day and a stroll around the historical towns or beautiful countryside that surround all of the hotels.

We're also including £100 in Theatre Tokens to spend at a nearby venue to your chosen hotel. Alternatively, save them for another time - they have no expiry date, so you have all the time you need to decide on the show, theatre and date.

GO HERE TO ENTER


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

GET INTO LONDON THEATRE

BOOKING NOW OPEN!
You have limited time to book for and take advantage of 'Get Into London Theatre'. Tickets will be valid for performances only until 10th February 2017.
There are more than 40 shows taking part so you'll be spoilt for choice as you beat the winter blues! With tickets reduced to just £10, £20, £30 or £40 there is something to suit every budget. Please note that not every show is offering tickets at every price point and that all price points are subject to availability. Some price points for certain shows may sell out quickly.

Your Get Into London Theatre ticket can also get you discounts and offers to many restaurants and attractions from now until 10th February 2017. For most offers, simply show your ticket or confirmation email to the host to redeem the offer. For some offers, you need to book in advance online or over the phone. Please click below for more info, including full terms and details about the offers.

Friday, December 23, 2016

SALE NOW ON

The Great Winter Sale for books etc has begun.

Credit Card & Debit Card transactions only though, no Book Tokens are allowed! Please, please, spend all National Book Tokens at your local Bookshop, as the scheme helps to keep them thriving (since 1932). However, if you want to buy an ebook with your Christmas Book Token, simply go to Bookpage.co.uk where you may be surprised with our extensive range of titles now available to upload.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

New Theatres Join Theatre Tokens Gift Vouchers Scheme

Chipping Norton's Theatre, Dumfries Theatre Royal, Dundee Repertory Theatre and Eastbourne's Royal Hippodrome, all began to participate recently.

Also during 2016 two new London Theatres joined this scheme: Mernier Chocolate Factory & Tara Theatre.

All newcomers we welcome warmly into the family of redeemers!

SEE ALL VENUES WHERE OUR THEATRE TOKENS ARE ACCEPTED


BUY THEATRE TOKENS ONLINE - DISPATCHED NEXT WORKING DAY


Another great place to spend our Theatre Tokens is at showsinlondon.co.uk

Monday, October 10, 2016

Bookpage.co.uk for ebooks.

Did you know that one of our domains is just for ebooks?
You can even use a National Book Token for purchasing!
Kindle Fire allows uploads from here, but if you are unsure how to do that just read this article:
FACTS TO HELP ME

Buy and upload new ebook purchases now at:
BOOKPAGE.CO.UK

Buy an Ebook Token Card:
FREEPOST GIFT CARDS

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR EBOOK CARDS CANNOT BE USED AT AMAZON, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT MEMBERS OF THE BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION. WE HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF THE BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND SINCE 1988.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Roald Dahl Centenary Day

September 13th is 100 years since Roald Dahl was born in Wales. As he was the biggest selling children's author in our Leeds Bookshop, from 1987 to the end of the 20th Century (until JKR took our top spot!) he helped to make the 1st Bookshop that successful online business it is for us today. So we are therefore proud to honour him on this our 21st Century Blog!