Thursday, July 28, 2005

The Guild of Master Craftsmen

CERTIFICATE OF QUALITY AND SERVICE

Through their commitment to maintaining high standards of customer care, product quality and presentation, the management and staff of this establishment demonstrate their dedication to quality and service.
This is to certify that:
FIRSTBOOKSHOP.COM
has satisfactorily fulfilled the requirements for recognition by The Guild of Master Craftsmen.
This establishment has agreed to uphold at all times the aims and objectives of The Guild of Master Craftsmen, to abide by the terms and conditions of membership and to continue to serve the public and fellow members with skill and integrity.

THE SECRETARY: 7th September 2001

membership number: x085962

Saturday, July 23, 2005

what The Times & The Independent had to say.

The FIRST BOOKSHOP to get world wide publicity for selling 'National Book Tokens' on the internet and this service is now a global hit :

The Independent (London), August 10, 2002, Saturday, FEATURES; WORLD WIDE WEB: 10 BEST SITES OF THE WEEK www.firstbookshop.com "This is currently the "only bookshop to offer book tokens online" (the national book gift voucher scheme). Originally a small-town bookshop, it claims to be "beating the big boys at their own game", and while it doesn't quite match Amazon.com for size or quality of presentation, book fiends are bound to unearth something here that appeals."

The Times (London), August 16, 2000, Wednesday, Web world "www.firstbookshop.com This enterprising bookshop has gone online to provide book tokens - seemingly an Internet first. The tokens can be exchanged at 3,000 bookshops in Britain and Ireland."

Saturday, July 09, 2005

UK Theatre Tokens

Theatre Tokens are national UK theatre gift vouchers - the ultimate theatre gifts.
They enable the recipient to choose the show or play they want to see, where and when.
Theatre Token gift certificates were created to actively promote theatre-going nationwide.
They can be redeemed at over 225 theatres nationwide, including all in London and of course London's West End.
Theatre Tokens were launched in 1984, last year celebrating 20 years. They form part of a non-profit making trade association, The Society of London Theatre (SOLT).
Using Theatre Tokens :
UK national theatre gift tokens can be exchanged for tickets by the following methods:
Personal Bookings - in person at the box office. You can also exchange Theatre Tokens for tickets for London theatres, at the tkts Ticket Booth in London's Leicester Square and the tkts Kiosk at London's Canary Wharf DLR Station.
Postal Bookings - write to the box office enclosing the Theatre Tokens and giving alternative performance dates if possible. If the value of the ticket(s) exceeds the value of the Theatre Tokens, please enclose a cheque for the difference.
Telephone Bookings - certain theatres will accept reservations made by telephone. Please contact the box office for availability and specific instructions. Some theatres will hold reservations for a specified period until they receive your Theatre Tokens (by post or by hand). Other theatres require receipt of your Theatre Tokens before a reservation can be made. When telephoning some theatres, you may be put through to 'Ticketmaster', who are able to accept reservations made with Theatre Tokens.
When redeeming, both parts of the Theatre Token must be handed over. A Theatre Token without an audit stub is not valid.

Reluctant to order online? Then 'phone us: 012 626 048 28. The Token House lines are open 7 days, from 8am until 10pm.

Theatre Tokens, a gift they will really appreciate!
The vouchers are welcome at over 225 theatres nationwide, including all of London’s West End. They are available from this web-site, in denominations of £5 £10 and £20 with no expiry date, so they’ll be valid for years to come.Theatre Tokens are delivered in a special presentation pack. This comes complete with a matching blue presentation envelope and can be sent by us direct to the recipient, with a personal handwritten message at no extra charge. This is all part of our service to you ! (UK addresses only, postage is charged to you at cost to send vouchers overseas).


We can send Theatre Tokens anywhere in the UK currently Post Free with same day dispatch on single orders placed before 4pm (except Sundays:12noon). We are also able to send oders throughout the world, with postage charged at cost.
They are accepted only in the UK, and remember, there’s no expiry date! Theatre Tokens let you choose what to see and where and when to see it. They’re valid for a huge range of entertainment - from blockbuster musicals, side-splitting comedies and gripping dramas to glorious operas, hilarious pantomimes and classic ballets. The choice is yours, so simply click below.
You will be taken to our SECURE PAGE, WITH ORDERING FORM and the Theatre Token ordering section can be found just under our Book Token ordering section. We charge NO booking fees for using our online service and use 128 bit SSL encryption to securely collect & process your credit/debit card details.

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