Monday, September 20, 2021

Bookshops.org.uk

We have had lots of publicity, because we're all about being NOT FOR PROFIT.

However now the word is out, that most books here are cheaper than Amazon when paying in full by credit card or debit card.

Plus there's freepost UK National Book Tokens and UK Nationwide Theatre Tokens, here only!

So why pay more elsewhere?

Monday, August 30, 2021

FREE BOOKS AFTER PURCHASING OUR UK BOOK TOKENS

Join the National Book Tokens rewards programme 'Caboodle' to qualify for free books!

Once you have enough Caboodle points, you can pick from our selection of fantastic fiction and non-fiction, for both adults and children.

Our lovely friends at Bloomsbury Publishing (the home of Harry Potter) have a limited amount of books set aside for Caboodlers each month, so if all the books have been snapped up, please check back next month (your points are always carried forward).

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

ACCOUNT FACILITIES FOR BOOK TOKENS & THEATRE TOKENS

UK Schools, Colleges, Churches, Libraries, Councils and Authorities:

Since 1987 we have progressively opened a credit account for each and every one.

1267 have used their account facilities so far, but perhaps you didn't see the activation notification we sent?

Take advantage of your account with us for token gift cards and you will be able to have up to 30 days to settle for your order. If required we can send the invoice directly to your accounts department or treasurer, via email or post.

Discounts are available to new academic customers during 2021 spending £1000 and over.

Call us free on: 0800 6125 350. Seven days a week from 10am until 8pm.

Or email your requirements to address shown below.

All account orders go to: accounts@tokenhouse.net

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Sunday, June 27, 2021

Working For WH Smith

Today in 1974 I wrote my first letter to a Leeds employer looking for full time work after leaving school.

Writing that letter to The Manager of my most favourite shop WH Smith, I hardly even expected a response!


I received a reply within a week, saying that although they were not currently recruiting, their Wholesale Warehouse was and that they had passed on my application to them.

Within another few days I received a telephone call from Mr Jessop, Manager of WH Smith Wholesale Leeds. He invited me to an interview for their Trainee Manager position.

On Monday September 2nd 1974 I started my career with WH Smith.

Around eighteen months later, I helped them prepare moving premises to a very much larger unit.

The incredible training and experience which I received whilst working at WH Smith, inspired me to open my own very 1st Bookshop in the Spring of 1987.

That still trades online today and in 1999 became the very first website in the world to sell and redeem UK Book Tokens online.

Monday, May 31, 2021

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK - UK routes and locations for motor homes

Coming in exactly one years time is the first book, covering England and Wales.

Author Martin Dorey says: “I’ve loved every minute of researching and writing the 'Take The Slow Road' series. But now it’s time to look a little deeper. Getting off the beaten track, for me, is more a state of mind than it is revealing secrets and this series will take me to the places we’ve overlooked, forgotten or have simply fallen out of love with. Our tiny, busy little island might be overcrowded and oversubscribed, but there are still places to go that are away from the honeypots. I believe we can see England and Wales in a new light, from a different point of view and with new joy. I can’t wait to load up the van with walking boots, kayaks, surfboards and bikes and start a whole new series of inspiring journeys.”

Off The Beaten Track Scotland will be published in 2024.

Read the full promotional article at The Bookseller website

Saturday, April 17, 2021

21st APRIL CHARLOTTE BRONTE WAS BORN : 205 years ago

Yorkshire's favourite female writer was born this month in 1816.

But did you know that her first novel JANE EYRE in 1847 was originally published under the pseudonym of CURRER BELL.

For this and for more amazing information on Charlotte Bronte, access our link below:

'BITESIZE BRONTE BIOGRAPHY'

Alternatively, buy classic novels cheaper than Amazon here:

'BOOKSHOP.WEBSITE'

Saturday, March 27, 2021

WORLD THEATRE DAY : March 27th.

'All the world is a stage and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances and one man in his time plays many parts'

This famous quote by William Shakespeare holds true, especially today. March 27 has been celebrated all over the world as World Theatre Day since the early 1960s. Before everybody got accustomed to films, watching different kinds of drama, particularly on stage, was the prime form of entertainment.
Drama and theatre is the medium that is the reflection of our society. In various languages, it depicts the cultures and traditions that exist all around the world. Therefore, this day is dedicated to not only celebrate it, but preserve it as well and not let it die down, as it is still very much enjoyed by people everywhere.

The past 12 months have been the most difficult for all venues since World Theatre Day became recognised. Please help share their special day with positive vibes about the future and the great times that lie ahead.

Find out more about World Theatre Day here:

'TIMES NOW NEWS'

Alternatively:

'WIKIPEDIA 'WORLD THEATRE DAY' REFERENCE ENTRY'

'BUY GIFT CARDS FOR UK THEATRES WITH NO USE BY DATES'

Friday, February 26, 2021

NEW GHOST STORY 'THE WHISTLING' - Bought By Penguin At Auction

Set on a wild Scottish island, The Whistling follows Elspeth Swansome as she takes up the post of nanny to nine-year-old Mary – who hasn’t uttered a word since the sudden death of her twin, William.

With her charge defiantly silent, Elspeth turns to the islanders – but no one will speak of what happened to William. Just as no one can explain the hypnotic lullabies heard in empty corridors. Nor the strange dolls that appear in abandoned rooms. Nor the faint whistling that comes in the night…

As winter draws in and passage to the mainland becomes impossible, Elspeth finds herself increasingly afraid. But is this island being haunted by the ghosts of the past? Or the secrets of the living?

Read the full promotional article at The Bookseller website

Sunday, January 31, 2021

NEW SKY ARTS RSL WRITERS AWARDS

The Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo is collaborating with the Royal Society of Literature to create a mentoring award scheme for emerging authors of colour as part of a £300,000 Sky Arts project.

Phil Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts and Entertainment, commented: “In 2021, as we search for a way out of the pandemic, we are turning our attention to the cultural recovery and, in particular, the difficulties facing the next generation of young arts practitioners in a world where opportunities have drastically diminished.”

“Our new ambassador scheme is the cornerstone of this activity, and we are lucky to have five of the leading lights in their fields running bursaries which provide funding and mentoring to up-coming talent. We are looking forward to working with them all and watching some incredible new work take shape.”

Dance artist and choreographer Akram Khan, sculptor Anish Kapoor, conductor Charles Hazlewood and artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nadia Fall, have also been named as ambassadors and will run their own schemes.

Read the full promotional article at The Bookseller website