Wednesday, October 09, 2019

ONE OF OUR FIRST CUSTOMERS FROM THE EIGHTIES BECOMES HEAD COACH FOR ENGLAND CRICKET


Chris Silverwood had just turned 12 years old when we opened our 1st Bookshop at Garforth near Leeds, West Yorkshire, in May 1987.

As one of our very first customers, sport books were his preference in non fiction!

A big customer too in our Stationery Department, buying all his school requisites for Garforth Comprehensive.

I remember as if it were yesterday, a month or maybe more, sharing his excitement in 1993 when he made his debut as a right arm fast bowler for Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

Myself Roger and everyone else here, wish him all the very best for his continuing career success!

'BBC SPORT ANNOUNCEMENT CHRIS SILVERWOOD'

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

LONDON TO HAVE MORE THEATRES

People come from all around the world to enjoy theatre in London. But there are other cities with far more theatre buildings. The authoritative Theatres Trust reckons there are currently 263 theatres in London. It's about the same number as Tokyo, whereas Paris has around 350. New York tops the list with well over 400. However, London's numbers are now expected to increase:

'BBC ARTICLE : WHY IS LONDON REALLY GETTING MORE THEATRES?'

At the time of writing this month's blog, the following have already newly opened in London: 'BRIDGE THEATRE' / 'CANADA WATER THEATRE' / TROUBADOUR WEMBLEY PARK THEATRE / TROUBADOUR WHITE CITY THEATRE' all of which will accept our Theatre Token Gift Cards!

'BUY A LONDON THEATRE TICKET GIFT CARD FREEPOST UK & IRELAND'

Monday, August 19, 2019

BOOKSELLER CELEBRATING 45 YEARS

On 2nd September 2019 our founder Roger Bernard Crossland will celebrate 45 years as a Bookseller. On that day in 1974 at the age of 16, he started working for W H Smith (Wholesale) Limited, at Wellington Bridge Industrial Estate, Leeds. He then went on to open his 1st Bookshop (with the help of his parents) in Garforth, Leeds, during May 1987. Although that Main Street Store has now closed, it remains to be run online successfully by him today. In 1999 Roger was the very first person in the world to sell Book Tokens via the internet and currently he and his partner, with their business The Token House Partnership, are the leading independent supplier of National Book Tokens and National Theatre Tokens, to businesses, schools, colleges and universities, plus the general public, across the globe. They constantly offer the consumer more free Book Token gift card designs than anywhere else online. Also most books are cheaper than Amazon, when paying in full online by credit card or debit card at their 'books etc' area within firstbookshop.com : Read 'Our Story' here -

'BOOKSELLING & LEADING THE WAY SINCE 1974'

ADDITIONALLY:

'SEE THIS AND MORE ON OUR TWITTER PAGES'

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

SPEND OUR THEATRE TOKENS ONLINE

London performances can now be booked online and paid for with our Theatre Token Gift Cards.

This facility has been a long time coming, but it's now available!

Ticket prices are very competitive too, as in conjunction with Official London Theatre.

So what are you now waiting for? Redeem your Theatre Tokens live on the link below, or buy the best gift card for the Theatre (and the only one without an expiry date!), as a present for family or friends, with free UK & all Ireland delivery:

'SPEND THEATRE TOKENS ONLINE'

'BUY THEATRE TOKENS ONLINE'

'WHERE ARE THEATRE TOKENS VALID?'

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

ONE CLICK ORDERING CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

Our online one click ordering & payment area for Book Tokens & Theatre Tokens, is this month celebrating 20 years since it's launch.

Here was one of the first ever 'one click' payment pages, established before Amazon's patent in late 1999 and it's a unique piece of ecommerce history.

Remaining in use today as a testament to time and a historic working example, of buying online secure without a shopping cart and just one click with us to complete your purchase. These days however (unlike back then) your Bank or card provider may request an additional click with them, just to make sure that it really is you who's purchasing!

It's a unique payment page and worth a visit even if you are not buying today.......see our famous form at:

'one click gift cards'

BOOKSELLING & LEADING THE WAY SINCE 1974.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

WIN £5,000 NATIONAL BOOK TOKENS FOR YOUR SCHOOL

Your School Library could be in with a chance to win National Book Tokens to the value of £5,000.00 plus you personally could get a £100 Book Token too!

So spread the word, share this with teachers, school staff and parents, as the more entries for your school, the higher chances are that they will win this amazing prize!

Click Here To Enter Before It's Too Late

COMPETITION CLOSING DATE : 31st JULY 2019.

Thursday, April 04, 2019

GARFORTH BOOKSHOP

Our Garforth Bookshop in Leeds, West Yorkshire, today known as BOOKSGB.CO.UK was the very first to price match with AMAZON.CO.UK in the year 2000.

Today it is an online only Bookshop.

However by cutting the overheads, particularly the high rents and rates on Garforth Main Street, now most books are cheaper than AMAZON.CO.UK, if paying in full by credit card or debit card!

If paying by Book Tokens, our price is usually the same as FOYLES.CO.UK

Talking about Book Tokens, our Garforth Bookshop was also the very first to sell and redeem Book Tokens online in 1999.

Now you know why these days we are better known as FIRST BOOKSHOP!

CLICK FOR OUR STORY.

Or go direct to the BOOKSGB.CO.UK book browsing area (no tokens!):

BOOKS ETC: WHY PAY HIGHER PRICES ELSEWHERE?